Hello! Today concludes our three-part Older Baby Series and since our board is winding down, this will also serve as a final installment of our Product Spotlight Series as a whole. A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed and offered recs and experience and questions! The Google Sheet with links to all past Product Spotlight discussions will remain available for easy access whenever we are researching anything!
As part of our Older Baby Series we have covered seasonal needs as our babies grow, and products that will help with teething and feeding once they're old enough. Today I'd like to discuss another holy grail of baby things: babyproofing! We don't really need to worry about this until baby starts to crawl, but that will be a chaotic time so it's not a bad idea to have a sense of what to expect before we reach that stage!
How do you keep your babies safe as they start cruising around the house? Do you have babygates? Which ones? Did you build an enclosed playspace with freestanding gates or block off areas of the house? How do you prevent older babies from opening doors? Did you use plug covers or nah? Do you secure furniture to the walls and if so how did you accomplish that? How about preventing little fingers from getting into cabinets and drawers? If you have a fireplace, what to do with that area? Thoughts on any other dangerous household areas, like backyard pools? Please share!
Me: 36, DH 38 MFI: somewhat short-lived sperm, otherwise unexplained 2012-2016: TTC #1 2015-2016: 5 negative IUIs August 2016: IVF with ICSI: 13 day-5 blasts, non-PGS tested BFP on fresh transfer, DD born May 2017 FET #1 planned for January 2019, but surprise BFP December 2018: EDD August 2019