Since moving into my in-laws' house, I've had to tackle the whole issue of childproofing all over again.
Okay. Granted I never really tackled it the first time. Sure, I put those plastic thingies in the plugs and put the safety doodads on the cabinets in the kitchen (do you like my use of technical terms here people?), but other than that, it was mostly trial and error.
The whole childproofing thing is actually a big debate. Many folks hire someone to come in and "appraise" their house in terms of what they might consider doing to make it safe for their little one. I'm not really against that, considering as a first-time mom and someone who didn't really have friends with kids, I was in SHOCK as to how much they get into and how quickly it happens.
It's like one day they are laying on their back and not able to go anywhere and the next day they have all your make-up on and are using a bottle of Tylenol as a maraca.
However, I'm also a fan of making your house still your home - meaning, not putting away every single thing you own because it could be potentially hazardous. Let's face it. ANYTHING could be potentially hazardous to a 2-year-old.
But now I'm dealing with stairs (two sets), lots of cabinets, doors with locks on the inside (my biggest fear), and a whole bunch of fragile
crap knick knacks. And while I'm fortunate to have a daughter who really doesn't get into much *knocks on wood*, I'm still thinking we need to go through the house and make sure stuff is out of reach - blind cords, electrical wires, you name it - while still not giving in to my secret obsessive tendencies.
So, what are some things you are adamant about childproofing? What's your method? Any handy tips you can share?
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