My six month old is now mobile, and therefore getting into everything she can. Lately, when she goes toward the fireplace or an outlet, I redirect her and read a book to her or hand her a rattle. Or, I'll sit with her and bang on her empty tupperware containers with a wooden spoon, while she shakes the one with macaroni inside.
I want to teach her boundries, I guess. I'm not sure how to go about teaching her this. I don't want to constantly tell her no, either.
I also don't feel like I need to teach her to sleep on her own, although everyone (aside from DF) thinks she needs to learn. We bed share, which makes life a lot easier, because I don't have to wake up when she wakes up hungry. I work nights, so when she naps, I cuddle with her and nap myself. If it's working for our family, is it necessary to change it?