Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Christmas!

So I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! New Years is coming right up and I bet your little ones are doing all kinds of new things lately anywhere from rolling over to crawling and laughing. That means it's time for...BABY-PROOFING!

Never skimp on safety! Hit up babies r us or the hardware store and buy some essentials.
-Outlet Covers - they even make cute ones with animal faces =]
-Zip ties - to tie up chords out of reach. Completely cover all chords if possible. Those are NOT good in baby's mouth.
-Move all breakables from the bottom cabinets in the kitchen and put tupper-ware, plastic bowls, measuring cups, etc on the bottom shelves. This way he can play with them-if you prefer get cabinet locks.
-I wouldn't worry too much about the bathroom yet-just keep the door closed.
-Don't leave breakables or small objects on end tables and coffee tables (anywhere reachable by a baby)
-Gate stairways and heaters to avoid uh-ohs
-Tie up curtains with matching ribbon, move house plants out of reach
-Anchor bookcases and TV stands to the walls
-Get corner covers for pointy right angles.

The best way to baby proof is to get on your hands and knees and be at babys height. Pretend to be a curious little one and see what kind of trouble you can get into.


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