Help! 16 month old DS is sending me bonkers! He will not stop climbing up on the back of the couch. I have corrected him about a million times this morning already and I seem to be making no difference at all to his drive to get up there. If anything he seems to be getting more and more driven!
It's an open plan living area so the couch is not backed up to a wall. There is just a hard timber floor below if he falls, which he inevitably will because he's so head-heavy.
I've tried silently putting him on the floor, I've tried distracting, I've yelled and tapped him on the hand as he reaches over, but nothing is working. He just grins and rushes back to resume climbing. Does anyone have a tactic that works on kids this age?