Jed is 18 months now. He is mobile, he is fast, and he is naughty. I use the term naughty because he looks right at you and smirks when he is doing something he knows he shouldn’t. You chuckle because you know the type. He knows what he shouldn’t do even at this age, and he loves testing his limits. This boy is t-r-o-u-b-l-e, with a capital T!
However, every day life doesn’t stop just because you have to keep your eyes on your wild toddler. You need to take care of other things around the house. Mine happens to be currently obsessed with jumping and climbing. I know what you’re thinking…oh, that’s just a boy being a boy. Cimbing I can handle. Jumping I can handle. Jumping from the coffee table to the couch face first…Houston, we have a problem.
My saving grace for wrangling my little wild one is our Pack ‘n Play®. I guess you can say I “trained” both my children to enjoy their playards. I started putting them in at an early age for short spurts. The more time they spent, the more they enjoyed it. It was wonderful knowing they were safe while I was in the kitchen.
Now if I am cooking dinner and turn around to find my wee one standing in the middle of the kitchen table, (yes, this has actually happened), into the Pack ‘n Play® he goes. I’m happy to know I can easily keep my
apprentice ninja child safe when something needs to be done.
Do you have an extra active child? Do you have an always ready safe-zone for him?