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Baby-Proofing Stage by Stage

As a parent to a little one, you are keenly aware that from the time they were born, they grow quickly and move from one milestone to the next in rapid succession. So, when it comes to babyproofing stage by stage, it is tricky to stay ahead of them because of this!

In this handy guide, we will outline some of the best ways to childproof your home depending on what your baby/toddler is most likely to need as they gain more mobility. Obviously, a crawling baby can get into a lot, but not as much as a climber. So, let’s break this down.

What comes first, second, and last?

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20 Top Baby Proofing Tips for Your Crawling Child

When my littlest started crawling, she was 5 months old and serious about getting a move on. It was very apparent that she was going to get into!

We immediately dubbed her our Little Explorer, because she wanted to know about all the things!

Since our house has a basement with stairs from the top level, it became our first priority to make sure that she would never encounter them without a barrier in place.

Plus, we learned quickly that we had to stay ahead of her by babyproofing everything in her reach.

Out of the abundance of my experience, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite ways to baby proof for a crawler so that you can be prepared.

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Should I Choose a Play Yard, a Playpen, or a Pack ‘n Play?

Do you want to keep your baby contained in one safe spot but feel confused about the various terms, such as playpen, play yard, and pack ‘n play?

We understand!

This is especially a problem because there is a lot of overlapping usage of the terms in marketing.

We want to make your decision-making easier by breaking down the differences so that you can choose exactly what you need!

And even if you see a product that uses more than one of these terms in its description, you will be equipped to know which one that it *actually* is.

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Babyproofing Away from Home

Are you taking a trip, but want to keep your travel accommodations as safe for your baby as your home is?

No matter where you go, keeping baby safe is always a priority, but it can be a challenge to replicate the babyproofing in temporary spaces.

Let’s talk about some of the things you can do when you are on vacation to give your child a safe “home away from home” environment. Ready, set, go….

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Should You Hire A Professional Babyproofer?

When it comes to making your home safe for your baby, it can feel quite overwhelming at times. If you are wondering if you should hire a professional babyproofer, then you have come to the right place! We want you to feel totally comfortable with the safety standards of your house!

First of all, I want to point out that not all areas have “professional babyproofers” available for hire, so just because you might want one, doesn’t mean you will be able to find one. In certain situations, you may be able to hire a local handyman if you need professional help with installations, though.

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How Baby Gates Can Help You Sleep Better at Night

As a parent, I know that nothing can quite compare to the feeling you get from a great night’s sleep. Waking up rested can literally make all the difference in how you parent throughout the day and how productive you are able to be.

So how can baby gates help you sleep better at night?

As soon as our children reach the point where they begin to climb, crawl, walk, or get movin’ at all, it feels like we are constantly on guard. These milestones are wonderful to watch happen, but they also tend to drag a parent around by the collar. The amount of diligence it takes to make sure that our children are safe is enough to make any parent weary.

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