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Babyproofing. It's something every new Mama worries about. For months you've been blissfully unaware of the dangers lurking in your living room. You happily laid your non-mobile little person in the middle of a blanket and ran to the bathroom while he or she was otherwise occupied with a book or toy. But one day they surprise you. You come back after your thirty second dash and find your smiling baby in a different place than when you left.
The army crawl. The ninja roll. The inch worm. Suddenly, they're mobile.
EVERYTHING is within reach and they want it!
When my son learned to crawl we moved a few things around and put away some breakable items. When he learned to walk we moved a few more things, but he pretty much knew the rules and stayed away from "no-nos". We didn't know how easy we had it until his sister came along.
She learned to walk just before her 10 month birthday and was the master of climbing in the fireplace, up the shelves, under the baby gate (raised ever so slightly to give the dog access to his water bowl) and out of her pack n play. Every room had to be baby proofed from the floor to the ceiling. We bolted book shelves to the wall, re-installed a few cabinet door locks that her brother had long since learned not to open and traded our coffee table for a cushioned ottoman. Everything was fair game as far as she was concerned.
Recently, my active toddler taught her older brother how to climb over his crib rail, a feat he hadn't even attempted in his three and a half years of sleeping in it. That afternoon instead of napping they went "shopping" on Mommy's coupon shelves. Our stockpile was kept on a set of bookshelves behind the door in their room and they found the shampoo shelf. Needless to say we spent the next three days shop vac-ing the floor in their room. Do you know how long it takes to get two bottles of shampoo out of the carpet? It still smells like strawberry breeze in there!
It wasn't all bad. After the stockpile shelves were moved to the linen closet, we took the rail off my son's crib and turned LuLu's pack n play on its side so there would be no broken bones from attempted escapes. Now, this is what I find most every night when I check on my active babies before I go to bed:
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What about you? Did you have a baby proofing disaster? My Mom says that my twin sister and I found the flour, oil and baking potatoes in the pantry one time 🙂 That must have been fun!