At least five times a day I am pulling something out of my son's mouth.
And no, it's not my nipple.
It's gum wrappers, carpet fuzz, and any other number of things that are considered choking hazards.
In fact, it's so bad that if you are missing any carpet fuzz, let me know. I bet my son has it in his mouth.
I'm not quite used to this because my daughter only put food in her mouth. She never touched an outlet, never tried to get into the kitchen cabinets, and never put anything in her mouth that wasn't supposed to be there.
I'm trying to believe the amount of non-food items my son puts in his mouth is not directly related to his intelligence. I mean, his fine motor skills are pretty damn good for him to pick up the plastic tag thing that came off my shirt and stick it in his mouth.
But dang people. He finds it all and shoves it in there. The only way I know is a) he won't nurse with paper in there and b) he drools all over the place -- I suppose small plastic pieces you're about to choke on will do that.
Anyway, this is serious. I need to babyproof. And I know there are so many views on this.
"They live in your house, they have to adjust." Um, okay. I'll remember that.
"They rule the house. Clear everything and anything that could possibly be a potential hazard and live like monks." Yeah. Not going to happen either.
I do want to keep him safe, however, but I'm not really sure the best way to go about it. Gates on the stairway, plugs in the outlets, hooks on the kitchen drawers...