Every Monday I will post something related to babies: inspiration, craft projects, baby news, and discoveries I have made in this new and exciting world for me. I hope you come along on that rollercoaster ride with me.
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If your little one is suddenly (or not so suddenly like mine ;-)) starting to crawl, it is time to have a close look at your home.
The best advice I got so far is: GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES
You really cannot tell what might be exciting (aka dangerous) as long as you don’t put yourself into baby’s perspective. Babies are extremely curious and I didn’t want to limit her movement to a radius of 1 m in a playpen. Therefore I carefully looked for:
Toxic things (washing powder, detergents, plants, cigarettes, alcohol, medicine,...)
Things that could fall onto her (anything leaned against the wall like pictures or mirrors, heavy or breakable items that could be pulled from tables, sideboards or shelves, table cloths of which she can pull all things at once,...)
Things she could fall down or onto (furniture with sharp edges or corners, stone window sills or glass tables, stairs...)
Hot or electric things (candles, oven, stove, electronic appliances, power outlets,...)
Sharp objects (forks, knifes, scissors,...)
Things you don’t want to be broken or stained
That is all for the moment, I think, but please let me know if you can think of anything else.
The next part of the baby-proof series is going to follow as soon as my little one has taken the next developmental step. Walking probably?