Audrey crawled for the first time today! She’s been scooting her way around the floor for a couple weeks, but she just began crawling. It’s so exciting to watch her grow and reach new milestones! She’s getting pretty good at pulling herself up on furniture, which has reminded me of the importance of baby-proofing the house! It’s great that she loves to help clean off the tables, but to prevent hazards, it’s crucial that there are no objects within her reach that could be of danger. It may seem self-evident to keep things clean when your baby’s on the move, but accidents happen.
One of the things I’ve learned as a parent is that babies will gladly put anything in their mouths; I encourage Audrey to chew on certain toys, but if she had the opportunity, she’d be more than willing to put that toy down and go after an object that’s off limits, such as my phone or a cup. To eliminate the danger of your child choking on or eating those “off limits” objects, it’s as simple as making sure that they’re out of reach and vacuuming the floor. As far as eliminating the risk of your child physically injuring themselves, it’s a good idea to buy a home safeguarding set. There are so many different options of safety sets, including pre-cruiser and pre-crawler sets. They include things like door knob covers, plug protectors, cabinet/door locks, and more. They are perfect if you’re not sure where to start when it comes to baby-proofing the house. As important as it is to baby-proof the house, it is even more important to keep and eye on your baby!
It’s hard to watch your child at all times, especially when they’re on the move and you need to get things done around the house. A good solution to keep your baby occupied in this situation is to use a Pack ‘N Play or a Playard. It’s unsafe to let your baby play with their toys on the floor unsupervised due to the risk of potential hazards, but letting your baby play unsupervised in an enclosed environment for a reasonable amount of time is a great idea. Baby monitors are also helpful for making sure your baby is content when you’re in another room. I use the baby monitor specifically when Audrey’s taking a nap so that I can hear when she wakes up. It’s effective, and a great way to ensure the safety of your little one.
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