hey my DS loves climbing
he is doing it every chance he gets and i dont want him to hurt himself
what do you do when your toddler climbs?
how do you stop them without discouraging them from trying new things?
You might think this strange (hopefully not!) but I never completely stop my kids climbing at home. If they are doing it somewhere dangerous, I just redirect them to somewhere better. I think if it is not a forbidden activity then they won't mind you asking them to stop. Both my boys started climbing before they could walk, and got really good at it. Within a few months I knew they were safe. I think it is really good for them, and the fine motor grabbing and using both hands can be helpful for writing and other developments later on. My older boy (now 2) used to play on the park alone (with supervision, usually me crawling after him!) since 1, and I think it has done him so much good. I looked for enclosed parts of parks. I used to take my daughter to a play centre and she got good at it really fast. My third child, I bought him a play gym that is very low, and have set up a little ramp for him leading into the garden bed.
If you are worried about safety, perhaps set him up something safe, such as the couch cushion for him to go on and off of?