Have you often wonder why babies love to touch dangerous things or objects?
Nate is now at the age where he likes to explore things and put everything in his mouth. Most of the time, we are encouraging him to explore around the house but with full undivided attention.
The only annoying part is, this little daredevil keeps on touching things that he is not allowed to. We would take him away from the electrical sockets, but he keeps on coming back. If you look inside our house, expect to see chairs blocking all these perilous places.
Have you heard about the Natural Born Adventurer Theory?
What is the Natural Born Adventurer Theory?
Many people were actually born with adventurer qualities. Yes, obviously they are called the natural born adventurers. An example is Christopher Columbus.
While some babies prefer to play and stay in the same exact spot you left them, these little daredevils are the ones who love to crawl away to the forbidden zones.
They are easily mesmerized by dangerous things, places or objects. And once they sense an adventure is about to happen, there’s no stopping them.
Here are some examples to what kind of adventure they think awaits them.
Exhibit A: An electrifying escapade aka the pulling and putting back of the plug. If they want it to be more challenging, they will try to put the plug in their mouths to feel the wonderful taste of adventure.
Exhibit B: A hollow encounter aka the curiosity of what’s inside the holes. A toy, maybe?
Exhibit C: A rift experience aka the gamble between stopping the fan from turning or loosing a part of the body (They love this the most! Oh, such a challenge!)
Exhibit D: The dark abyss exploration aka exploring what kind of treasure they can take out from the garbage. Messy but rewarding for them.
Exhibit E: The ravine experience aka water skiing. Who doesn’t want to create their own water park?
These are just a few examples.
Once you see the signs that your children are natural born adventurers, remember that they’re going to live exciting lives in the future because they will always be open to new adventures or create new opportunities for themselves. It’s all good and well, but for now – PLEASE, keep them away from these accident-prone things.