Mom Fail Fridays – baby proofing

So here’s some tea,

It’s mom fail Friday and a recent fail of mine is baby proofing. By baby proofing I mean I haven’t…. at all. Well we do have the plug covers on and the gate for the stairs. So technically we have the most important things done. Although I underestimated my daughter and where her stinky little fingers will go.

Some women during their nesting phase of pregnancy will start their baby proofing then. Which you may be thinking ‘hey slow down the baby isn’t even here yet’. Those are the women that are thinking ahead! Once the baby arrives you’ll be too tired and consumed with motherhood to even think about it. Which you’ll inevitably forget until you notice your baby on the move. Clearly I’m on the forgetting end of that spectrum. You are technically suppose to start between the ages of 6-10 months due to the fact they’ll be crawling and getting into things. My little one is now 12 months old and has became a tornado. If you leave the lid up in the bathroom all the toilet rolls end up in there and all the clothes will somehow magically appear on on the floor.

Luckily Olessia mainly likes to just remove things from drawers and has only shut it on her fingers gently a few times. Which means I need to take charge before she really hurts herself. Due to where we live now there isn’t a lot of trouble she can get into but I have to cover the basics

Baby proofing

Bathroom

⁃ Toilet lid

⁃ Cabinet

⁃ Toilet roll

⁃ Slip pads in the tub

⁃ Drain cover

Kitchen

⁃ Cabinets

Bedroom

⁃ Dresser cabinets

⁃ Bed rails

Miscellaneous

⁃ Stair gates

⁃ Plug covers

⁃ Door knobs

⁃ Locks

⁃ Cords

⁃ Sharp edges

Honestly baby proofing is a headache and something I’m not very good at. Thinking about places your baby can possibly hurt themselves will have you using the twisted and creative side of your brain. Seriously you hurt herself by dropping a toy on her face …. I guess we never grow out of that. I know what you’re thinking you’ve dropped your phone of your face plenty of times too, Haven’t we all! For the safety of my child though I will baby proof everything if need be but I think I’ll have better luck just covering her in bubble wrap.

Xo

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