Saturday, January 24, 2009

Baby proofing

It's been many a DECADE since Grumpa and I had to baby proof our home. Now that Sammy is a few minutes away from crawling all over the place, I started to look around to see what needed to be done.

1. See that pink bag? That pink bag that has about 10 separate items that either can cut or stab? Yeah, that has to be put up.
2. Cords....didn't have to worry about computer cables 28 years ago. What to do, what to do?
3. Dog toys. Eeewwwww. Get rid of the dogs.
4. Stairs. We didn't have stairs in our home when Daddy and Auntie were little but now we do. I need to block this off until she's old enough to do this without giving me a heart attack. Like when she's 18.
5. Cabinet locks. Oh how I hated these things before. I don't keep many of my cleaners beneath the kitchen sink, but the ones I do keep there...bad news. Time for those locks.

6. Electrical outlets. I am a survivor of stupidity. As a child I took a hairpin and jammed it into an outlet. I had burns all over the palm of one hand and one scorched outlet. So outlet covers, here we come.
Anything else I haven't thought of?


Grumpa said...

Love that electrical incident that you were talking about happened just a few years ago---must of shocked the heck out of you!!! :)

Patti said...

The stairs...oh yeah, loved kids learned at grandma's house in Tahoe to turn around and scoot down on their tummies...later their bottoms...fortunately, before Mandy went back to OSU for her master's...with classes on the third floor...she learned to walk up and down the stairs...Yeah, my kids are quick studies...

Mimi said...

LOL! I can just see Mandy scooting down the stairs at OSU!!