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Thursday, October 9, 2014

It's a Lego Minefield! (Or Keeping a Moving Baby Safe)

Disclosure: This post is the the third in a series of sponsored posts as a Brand Ambassador for the ARKANSAS BETTER BEGINNINGS program.  I am doing this because I believe in their mission.  Everything expressed will be my own opinion. #ARBB

My world has changed- 
In the last week someone has started to not only pull up in her crib, 


but actually crawl!  
At six months I wasn't totally prepared 
and have to make some changes!


1. The Lego/BobbyPin Minefield 
With older siblings, the path to the playroom is paved with many dangers. All those tiny toys...in our house it's mainly LEGO or similar toys, but in the past it's been doll shoes or accessories. Also the big sister's hair pins are probably not optimal for a baby-safe zone. 

2. And We All Fall Down
We have two stairways in this new house.  I've never had to worry about baby gates before, but now have to get shopping for gates for top and bottom of stairs as well as basement stairs.  

3. Shock Protection
I did pick up a package of electrical outlet covers before she was born, and have them in most outlets, but looking around I've seen cords hanging from lamps, plugs with easy access to baby hands (and she's strong!) 

4.  Safe Snuggles
The crib needs to be lowered now that she's standing.   It may seem like she's not tall enough fall or climb out, but I don't want to find out the hard way.  Lowest setting here we come.   I didn't use bumpers because of safety issues, but now thinking about a teething guard on the top rail to prevent her from banging her head in a fall when she's sleepy and trying to stand.  

5. Cabinet & Closet Hidden Dangers
I've got to get door knob protectors or just a key for the bathroom closet door to keep little hands from trouble.  Also cabinet locks for kitchen cleaning supplies under the sink and knife drawer.  I use all natural cleaning supplies anyway, so not very worried about chemical dangers, but it's still not a good idea to eat them!  


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