is about to get a lot
more mobile — rolling, scooting, crawling, or even pulling to a stand. And she's also going to get much better at grabbing, holding, and moving things around. That means it's time to do some childproofing.
Here are a few tips to help you get a jump on battening down the hatches:
- Move appliances, breakables, and cords away from bathing and diaper changing areas and the crib.
- Start changing your baby's diaper on a lower surface — even the floor — where she can't roll off. If you continue using a changing table, have a hand on her the whole time you're changing her.
- Keep large stuffed animals, bumpers, and pillows out of your baby's bed so she can't boost herself out.
- Move the crib base/mattress support down so she can't fall over the top rail.
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