My boy is 11 months old, this is my first baby so I obviously am still "clueless" about this stage. Here's whats going on....
I have completely baby proofed the living room so there are no hazards or things I don't want him getting into except the woodstove. Obviously we are not burning fires right now but it is surrounded by rock and is something we want him to learn is dangerous. Plus, as he is learning to walk and stuff falling onto the rocks is scary.
Up until recently he was pretty good about turning away when we would tell him not to touch, danger, no no, etc. He likes to bring his toys over and bang them on the rocks, crawl up on them and try to touch the chrome on the stove. Lately he just looks at me and ignores me, even if I speak in a deep/harsher tone. I speak my peace about not wanting him touching it, then I pick him up and move him. He immediately heads right back for it. It is his favorite thing in the room now and there is nothing else he wants to do more. It is exhausting all day battling it out with him over the woodstove and I am so frustrated! It just seems like no matter what I do, he is either not getting the picture or could care less that we don't want him at the woodstove.
So is this is just part of toddler-hood or is there something I need to do to help make this less of a battle between us? Thanks fellow mamas. : )