Safety in the home – a clear alternative to glass


Safety first

 When our daughter started moving under her own steam, we did what any parent with common sense would, and as all the professionals advised us to do – we began to baby-proof our home.  Apart from all the usual hazard prevention tricks like using electric socket covers, stair gates and temptingly dangling table cloths, we decided to change our coffee table.

Making changes

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!

Cruising safely

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.


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One comment to “Safety in the home – a clear alternative to glass”
  1. This is something I worried about – I mainly focused on share corners, however, it hasn’t mattered how careful I’ve been, we’ve still had many a bump! Thanks for linking to #sharewithme

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