We loved the table but it had a glass cover. And it was a ‘standard’ height coffee table – the perfect height for a cruising baby/toddler to grab hold of and slam toys onto.
Of course, the glass was toughened but we just couldn’t rest easy and we wanted to let our daughter explore as freely and easily as possible. So out the table went.
With hindsight it’s clear…
We could have simply replaced the glass top with perspex sheet to make it baby-proof. It’s just like glass to look at, a quick cut to size and we would have been good to go! But of course, hindsight is a wonderful thing, particularly when you’re no longer a sleep-deprived parent looking back over the years!
As our daughter began to cruise, her bouncy little legs would wobble and she would land on her bottom. Not to be deterred, she would either crawl or pull herself up again. And hubby and I were both fortunate enough to be with her when she took her first steps… from the sofa to the coffee table. 3 big, slightly wobbly but brave steps onto her next milestone! And made safely…
What changes did you make when baby-proofing that you would do differently now? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere 🙂
*This is a collaborative post but all words and opinions are my own.