When your baby is old enough to roam your home, you will need to begin the child-proofing process! Parents are not generally aware of the many dangerous things that babies can get their hands on, so remember to think of the little ones when designing the look and function of every room.
Great idea: Distract your toddler with some clever pre-planning. Fill a lower bureau drawer with old clothes, toys, wooden spoons, and other interesting items. Your child will love discovering this treasure trove of new and wonderful things and will be occupied for hours.
And don't forget to protect your own treasured items from sticky little hands. Shelve your favorite books higher, and find slipcovers for your expensive furniture. Think ahead to moments when you will want your toddler to stay away from something and be creative with your solution. It will save you and your toddler the stress of keeping him or her away from various rooms and items.
To ensure that you have caught all of the baby dangers in your home, try getting down to your little one's level. By getting down on your hands and knees and inspecting what they see from their height, you may be able to ward off various hazards here and there.