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    Default teaching a baby to crawl down steps or crawl/slide off couch

    This is probably a dumb question but my son whos almost 11 months loves to climb things like the couch or steps and he gets down forward (hands first then legs) I've tried teaching him to slids down backwards so its a bit more safer... is it something they learn on their own or what? :/

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    I persisted with teaching mine but there was certainly a component of learning through experience.

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    My ds doesnt get it at all at 13 months. When he first started crawling he went backwards but he soon forgot! He can climb the stairs (3 steps) but they are way too dangerous for him to go down head first!

    I've tried demonstrating to him and I think he understands but cant remember how to go backwards.

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    We have one step up to the back of the house but we are also getting an extension which will result in the house having 5 or 6 steps. Obviously those steps will be guarded with a stair gate but when its just the one I'm not overly concerned. I just want to show him how to get down backwards so its a bit more safer. He climbs the couch too and anything else thats low enough.

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    I always just slid my Dd off the couch backwards until she remembered how to do it, or I'd pull her a little of the way until she kind of "dangled" and used her arms to slide the rest of the way until her feet touched the floor. Stairs she just doesn't understand and tries to walk down but it's just too dangerous so I am waiting until she's older and learns to turn around and go backwards.

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    I always said "safety slide" in a very sing songy voice as I corrected her to cement it and in the hope that if she was ever out of arms reach near a step etc I could remind her to do her safety slide.

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    I did this with our boy as soon as he was able to get up on to the couch; I taught him how to get down again as I didn't really want him to teach himself by going head first and bumping his head.

    I sat next to him on the couch and every time he made a move to go head first off the couch I would pat his bottom, turn him around 180 degrees, and say "bum first" (he knew the word bum, I wasn't sure if he understood the word feet). I only had to do this a few times before he started doing it himself and then did it for every thing even small steps where it would have been ok to go over head first.

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    Constant repetition and guiding him off backwards worked in this house - every time he looked like he wanted to get down, we made sure we helped him backwards, until he started doing it himself. Even now at 2 years, he still gets off our bed backwards, saying "Be careful!" as he goes.


 

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