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Babyproofing – Cleaning Supplies

We are not as babyproofed as we should be.  Chloe took her sweet time starting to crawl, so even though we kept saying “We really need to get everything babyproofed” we were really in no rush.  Now that she’s been crawling for a couple weeks, we’re working on getting more of it done, but she’s still not very quick, so neither are we. 

However, we have had this done for months:

I moved all of our cleaning supplies from under our sink to an upper cabinet. 

We plan on putting the cabinet/drawer locks on everything in our kitchen and bathroom, but I’m not sure how much I trust them.  I trust them enough to keep her out of the drawer that holds our whisk and cheese grater, but if she does manage to get into that drawer, I don’t think a couple minutes with a cheese grater is going to do as much harm as a couple minutes with Windex could.

So I just moved all of our cleaning supplies far out of her reach.  And I’ll still be putting locks on that cabinet, so a few years from now when she figures out how to crawl up onto the countertops, it’ll take her a while to get into it.

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Crib Safety

We were lucky enough to have someone give us a crib mattress this weekend.  Of course, then we immediately had to put the crib skirt, sheet and bumper so we could see what it all looks like.  I had about 3 seconds to enjoy it before I started worrying…

It looks cute, but should we really use a crib bumper?  Everything I read says you shouldn’t use them because of possible suffocation.  However, pretty much everyone I know still uses one.  They sell them, so how bad could they really be??  Those are my initial thoughts, but still, do I want to take the risk??

Is the mattress ‘snug’ enough?  So far, I haven’t found anything that tells me how snug a snug mattress is supposed to be, just that it should be.  Supposedly, we have a standard size crib and were given a standard size mattress, so it should fit, but I know there are slight variations.  If our crib is just slightly too big and the mattress slightly too small, that could add up to a big difference.  I assume you don’t have to wedge the mattress in every time you change the sheets, but how much space is too much space??  1/2″, 1″, 2″…I just don’t know.

Anyone have the knowledge to calm my worries??  (On this topic at least…)

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