I Found Him on top of the Kitchen Table

My sweet little newborn 17 month old baby learned how to do something today that he’s pretty proud of. I have no idea where he come’s up with these things or how he figures them out. I am literally with him one second and then the next I’m like, What are you doing?? How did you learn how to do that?

So, today we were hanging out, I turn around and Lucas is sitting on the kitchen chair. It took me a second to figure out exactly what had just happened and how he got up there.



I’m not really sure what to think about this. I think it’s incredibly cute and dangerous all at the same time. I guess this means I can’t keep burning candles on the table anymore? Or plates or cups or anything of the glass related nature? Or a computer or camera or…. anything.

I’m a little terrified.

I turned around again and, I kid you not, he was sitting on top of the table. Just sitting there in the middle of the table with a huge grin on his face trying to drink out of the candle.

It’s dangerous, I know. We’ve got to figure out some sort of safety mechanism around here.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

16 thoughts on “I Found Him on top of the Kitchen Table

  1. He is getting so big!
    LoL, I remember when I looked and saw Broxton up in the chair..
    Oh my, there was a lit candle!
    That has since ended! He hasn't tried climbing on the table, thanks for the warning… though he does climb on the coffee table! 😦

  2. Lol! My “little” 17 month old does the same thing. My mom recently asked me to write out a list of instructions for when I go into the hospital to have baby #2…my dad asked for the cliff notes, so his instructions say: “Child can and will climb and open anything and everything. Nothing is safe.” That pretty much sums up my life right now!

  3. Oh, my baby's new favorite spot is in the middle of the table where she can beg from everybody.

    Just wait, it gets even better. Soon he'll be pushing chairs over to flip the lights on. off. on. off. on. off and then- DOORKNOBS!

  4. When ours were that age we “babylocked” our doors. A chain lock worked great on some, on others we used a hook and eye type latch. Just put the lock high enough they can't reach it – even if they pull a chair over to it.

    As a bonus, a chain lock can be put on loose enough that an adult can reach through and lock and unlock it from the other side. The hook and eye can sometimes be put loose enough that you can slip a butter knife through from the other side and slip it open. We kept an old butter knife on the top of the door facing to use as an opener, lol.

  5. Jordan climbs EVERYTHING. He dances on the tables and laughs when I tell him no. I have also found him outside, so we use the hook-and-eye closures on our doors. We installed them way up high when Logan was around this age. Good luck. I'm still trying to figure out how to keep J safe. He walks around looking like I beat him because he always has a bruise on his face somewhere from falling.

  6. We have benches at our table and Benjamin has been able to climb up for quite awhile now. (He is 21 months old.) It is a lost cause to try to keep things off the table SO instead of totally child-proofing the table area, we trained him not to climb up and grab. (I think that works better in a lot of situations actually. We've never had a baby gate on the stairs. We just teach the kids not to go up without Mom or Dad.) Last month, we put the high chair away and he sits in his own place at the table now with the rest of the family and it works really well.

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