- Sep 27, 2012
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I have been pondering over a child climbing up versus down since DeOrr went missing. I can only speak from my experience which is it was easier for my children to climb up than down any type of incline. Climbing up an incline provides the opportunity for unsteady children to use their hands as well as their feet. Climbing down creates such an unsteady feeling that my children felt the need to hold onto a hand to feel sure footed.
I was just about to post the same thing Even a steep incline would be easier for a toddler as they can just reach forward with their hands - so the whole 'look up' theory makes sense to me. Going downhill is so much harder, especially if you are a bit wonky on your feet already. Not that it would stop a young child - I fear the draw of the creek and the bubbling, rushing water would be hard for a little one to resist.