The following post was originally published by Clayton & Clayton Realty.
Baby proofing is a matter of making a home safe for your baby now and into the future as they grow. Babies begin their life at home relatively safe because their limited mobility. In early infancy, babies can barely see and have no ability to move around independently. They can’t roll over, can’t support the weight of their own head and don’t have full control to unclench their own fingers!
However, some may be surprised at how fast that all changes. By about 3 months old, babies can grab onto things and around 6 months old, many are able to sit up. As your baby changes, your house and surroundings must change as well. Babies and toddlers love to learn about and explore their world. They learn by picking things up, moving around, putting things in their mouth and by poking or touching things within their reach.
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Table of Contents
- General Baby Proofing Tasks
- Living and Play Areas
- Kitchen and Dining Room
- Baby’s Room
- Laundry Room
- Outside Areas and Backyard
- Safety First!