Baby proofing; do I really need to?

baby_proofing

We reached an exciting milestone yesterday, my little guy crawled for the first time!  I knew it was coming, he’s been so close to crawling for a while now, but yesterday he actually did a proper crawl across the room.  So exciting!  I love seeing him reach his milestones and just grow and discover this world.  Now that the excitement of the moment has passed I need to think about something really important, baby proofing!

Where do I start?  How much is really necessary?

Ok so I definitely need to do some baby proofing, unless I plan on having someone literally watch him and be right by him at all times, and that’s just not going to happen.  So it’s time to make this house a safer environment for a baby on the move.  There is soooooo much baby proofing stuff out there it can be very overwhelming.  I mean is all of this stuff really necessary?  I know my parents didn’t have all of these things when I was a baby and here I am, still happy and healthy!  So I’ve decided to take things slowly.  I’m going to keep a close eye on my little guy and see what kind of mischief he gets up to and take measures based on that.  The three main proofing things I have already done is place a baby gate to block what is essentially a junk room, I’ve covered all of our electrical outlets, and I’ve baby proofed the doors to the kitchen cupboards that contain chemicals.  Other than that I’m going to wait and see if any of that other stuff is really necessary.  I’ve talked to a lot of moms and most of them say that much of the other baby proofing things are just unnecessary money grabs.  So wish me luck, we’ll see how it goes!

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¡Ayer mi hijo gateo por primera vez!  Es súper emocionante verlo lograr estas etapas importantes de la vida, me pongo algo sentimental cada vez que aprende algo nuevo.  Ahora que va a estar moviendo por si mismo debo pensar en como protegerlo y tomar las medidas de seguridad apropiadas en la casa.  ¿Pero que tanto es realmente necesario?  Hay tantas cosas que uno puede comprar para proteger al bebe en la casa, sin embargo después de consultar con varias mamás, muchos de esos productos realmente no son necesarios.  Ya instale una reja para bloquear un cuarto que básicamente es un guarda todo, cubrí todas las tomas eléctricas, e instale seguros a prueba de niños para que no puede abrir la gaveta de la cocina que contiene los químicos (jabón, etc.).  Por el momento eso es todo lo que voy a hacer, prefiero vigilarlo bien y esperar a ver si será necesario instalar alguna otra medida de seguridad.  Lo que quiero evitar es comprar muchas cosas que al final ni son necesarias.  Cada niño es diferente, hay que ver que tipo de travesuras va a inventar.

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