When we completed Eli’s nursery the week before he was born, it did not include any baby-proofing. I know that sounds kind of absurd, but we never intended it to be a room where he played or spent a considerable amount of time. It was to be where he slept and where we did his bedtime routine and where some of his toys were stored. That was really the end of it. We have a huge area in the living room baby-proofed for play time, so the nursery was not a priority.
But since we decided to transition Eli to a floor bed at 11 months old, we knew that the room would need more than a little baby-proofing. We know that as he gets older, he’s likely to explore more and we wanted to make sure that he would be safe doing just that. It didn’t seem like a big undertaking at first, but with further consideration, we realized how many hazards we had to manage and after spending the better part of the day, I feel confident that Eli’s room is safe.
Here’s how we did it.
What are your favorite baby-proofing tools?