Child-proofing the home

There's no better way to figure out how to child-proof a home than to have an actual kid roam around in it.

A friend's 1.5 year old kid did just that yesterday. Her mum and I found ourselves following her around, frantically picking away things that could either be damaged if handled wrongly, or could potentially hurt the kid. I had to move away candle holders, glass jars, things with pointy or sharp edges and other breakable items.

And this wasn't even a mischievious one. She was just naturally curious and was as good natured when taught not to pick up certain things.

All her mum had to remind her was: Is that yours? She would do a little think and reply: No, it is Aunty's. And then with a little thrill, she would return the object to its original position.

I was quite amused. She once even returned a few items to a drawer she saw me taking them out from! She's a good kid.


~tif;fany* said...

thats very good upbringing! :):)

Little Miss Snooze said...

Nat takes out all the child-proofing silcone stuff we stuck onto corners of low tables, and happily brings them to us.


Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

tiff: Yup she's done well.

lms: Haha, that's funny! He probably thinks he's being helpful

Sparkle Thots by Ruth said...

i want to swop kids. mine doesnt care if it isn't his. *sigh*

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

ruth: Oh, we discussed this amongst friends. Apparently anecdotal evidence shows that girls are easier at that age because they develop their linguistic skills first. So they are better able to understand what's going on! Boys on the other hand seem to develop their motorskills - rough and tumble sort. So it is not just your boy! ;)