Did you go all-out get safety caps for everthing, cover every corner, lock the toilet?Just curious. I see danger around every corner when my LO starts to crawn and eventually walk. My mom is the "that which doesn't kill them makes them stronger" type and seems to think I'm just to lazy to constantly watch her and check that she doesn't hurt herself. She ran after me all the time. Do you think all these neat inventions has made us lazy? Do they cut into our child-mother time (compared to our parents' times). If so, that can't be good, can it?
Answer by Pumelo at 10:54 AM on Oct. 14, 2010
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Answer by gracefulsky at 10:51 AM on Oct. 14, 2010
I think they make parents paranoid. Not everything has to be bubble wrapped. I'm with your mom on this, but I DON'T follow my kids around. They learn to stay out of stuff.
The only baby proofing we ever did was to keep the bathroom door closed (solved about a dozen problems right there), put locks on the cabinet under the sink and put a gate at the bottom of the stairs. That's it. I had 3 kids under 3. When the youngest of them could be trusted to not climb up the stairs at every convenience the gate came down. When my 4yo was a baby we lived in this 2nd fl. apt. Our babyproofing consisted of gating her into the living room. That was it. We did nothing to the living room itself except keep the big kids' toys picked up.
Answer by justanotherjen at 11:13 AM on Oct. 14, 2010
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