Easy, peasy!

Parenting, nobody really knows exactly what to do every step of the way. We learn as we go hope that we get it right. There are books and other forms of descriptive guidance that we read, memorize, and implement. Hoping that we don’t completely mess up our precious children. We protect them with baby gates, plug covers, door knob contraptions, etc. Hoping we can protect them from everything. Is this possible? 

Protect them from everything?

Day in and day out we take these tedious steps to provide top notch safety for our children. It may ease your mind knowing that you have taken the appropriate steps to provide some safety for your loved one. Yes, SOME! Hazards are everywhere! You know that fan? The one in the living room. Hazard! The trash can? Hazard! Bathroom toilet? Hazard! You get what I’m saying….gadget protection only goes so far…Even things you wouldn’t think could cause harm to your child, could potentially harm them. KEEP YA EYES OPEN! 🙂

Only so much

You want your little one walking around with pillows around them 24/7? Haha….didn’t think so. Though you may feel this way, pillows are not the solution. Bubble wrap! That’s the best solution….haha. Nah, just messing with ya! The simplest and most effective way to protect your baby/young children from hazards is by watching them! Sounds simple right? Think again, as a parent I know keeping an eye on your little bundles 24/7 is an impossible job. Especially if you have multiple adventurous young children. What if I just can’t dedicate this kind of time? (single mom/dad, doing housework, etc.) How can I make sure they are safe? Create a space just for them…

Create Their space

Provide a room, if available, just for them! No hazards around! No dressers, TV’s, etc. This is helpful if you have toddlers or older children. This gives them an area to “control” which gives them the chance to be independent. *Side note: Independence in a child’s life is a contributing factor to their development. So not only are you protecting your children from harm (creating a space), you’re also providing good well-being.

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Here is a small list of things to include in their space:

  • Appropriate aged toys: Many manufactures put the age range on their toys.
  • Bean bag/ small couch: you can find them here.
  • Coloring books & Crayons: Let them express their creativity!! My son has all over my living room walls…ugh!
  • Age appropriate books: Let them explore the world of illustration and words(if they can read)

After your all tuckered out from providing them this space let your hard work pay off. Stick them little sugar-filled-drive-ya-crazy children in their space. Sit back and enjoy the silence, semi-silence.

Hope this helps! Enjoy the read as always!! Thanks for stopping by….till next time.

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