Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Daredevil Dilemma

It’s possible that Buster has more bumps, bruises and scrapes on his head at this moment than Q-ster has in his entire life put together. The micro dude is fearless.

Fortunately, he usually shows good sense (for an 18 month old) in how he tackles a “problem” like jumping off the arm of the recliner. The first time, he falls on his bottom. He pulls himself back up, climbs on the chair, and lowers himself down gingerly, overbalancing and then recovering. The third time, he clambers on the chair, throws his legs over the side and sticks the landing solidly. Task mastered, and onto the next piece of furniture.

I might add that whole incident happened at top speed in front of my eyes, and all three cycles were complete by the time I reached him in an attempt to stop the acrobatics. Clearly, we need more outlets for this energy.

Mayberry recently posted a great list of active toy suggestions, and my interest is piqued by the bObles Tumbling Animals.

Their website says: The Tumbling animals are based on simple geometrically forms - cut in the shape of animals. The Tumbling animals are suitable as children´s furniture, but are designed for creative play.

The child is able to tumble, roll, balance, seesaw, rock, jump and gain some bodily experience, which can serve as the foundation for further development.

So. Will the bObles entertain Buster and keep him from climbing on all the things he shouldn’t? Or will they enable him to climb on all the things he shouldn’t?

I’m not sure, but they are darn cute.


mayberry said...

I should in turn give credit to Cool Mom Picks, because I spotted bObles there first.

But yeah, I'm guessing Buster would use them to access ever higher heights.

Anonymous said...

I saw these on Mayberry's site too! Love them. Too bad they're so expensive

Fourth B

Anonymous said...

I hear you on the daredevil. My second child actually doesn't seem more injury-prone, which is surprising because I find him perched in all sorts of crazy places. Either way, though, it's rather alarming for me.

As for what Buster would do, I vote for ignore the bObles completely in favour of the box. It's what always happens in our house!

Kimberly said...

My girls are daredevils too. See that last picture? That is what my girls would do. For about .04 seconds. Then they'd fall flat on their faces and earn themselves another bruise. They are cute but do they come with their own padded room to use them in?

Asianmommy said...

Love these tumbling animals! How cute.