Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Orion and the Balusters (VIDEO)

Sure, Orion's an exciting kid... at the caliber of a Seahawks surprise come-from-behind victory. Tonight, he pulled himself up to standing using the upstairs railing for the kids and I to see!

In this 2 minute video, Orion is seen crouching, flat on his feet, practically sitting on his bottom as well and really checking out the straight and twisted metal balusters with his hands.  Fast forward a couple minutes, he pulls himself up using the balusters; takes a couple side-steps to our delight; to our fright he also tries to climb over!  After around 4 to 5 minutes upright, he lowers himself to sit and lay down.  Good job, Orion!

Now... does anybody out there have a good suggestion how to keep their kids from climbing over the 2nd story railing?  Forget about saying, "No".  We need something physically in place.  Thanks!
 



6 comments:

  1. Wow Orion is sure making leaps and bounds!! Hmm, wonder if placing an abrasive material like sandpaper to specific places like the top of the stair railing or oven door, etc. would work as a consistent and tactile deterrent or reminder? Just an idea.

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    1. Great idea about the sandpaper, Tawny!

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  2. So excited to see him doing that! And signing yes after you sign yes in his hand! I met you near Seattle last summer at Juanita beach with Nancy Hatfield and Becca Toal my last name is really Philo. Anyway one idea is to set up another rail exactly like that to bolt at a wall? And to somehow show what is the other side of that second floor rail so he knows why to use the other rail you can set up. So exciting!!

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    1. Hi Karen, yes, I remember you at Juanita Beach, WA! Can you elaborate what you mean about bolting an extra rail to a wall?

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  3. I wonder if rock climbing would interest him at all? It can be very tactile and good exercise, and with a harness you could safely let him explore and try things. (Maybe after you find a way to physically block off that railing, LOL).

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    1. Although now I just noticed this video is more than two years old! I guess you've probably figured out the railing problem by now :).

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