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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Baby Proofing Cabinets

My husband and I made the decision to not lock any of our cabinets in our kitchen.  We feel there are going to be other homes that have not baby proofed anything, and it seems logical that J needs to learn his limits and when not to touch something.  We are constantly reminding him when he shouldn't open the cabinets under the sink.  He has shown no interest to what's beneath the sink, he just enjoys opening and closing the cabinet doors.  So we tell him, "That's not your door, no thank you".  Sometimes he's stubborn and other times he listens.  But we do give him a couple of cabinets where he can play with the pots and pans and strainers. 

Last night was the first time he wanted to go IN the cabinets.  Maybe because most of the items were on the kitchen floor that he decided it could be a fun game.

Perhaps we'll baby proof later if things really get out of hand.  I still haven't decided on what to do about the gas stove knobs.  He only spends time in the kitchen if we're in there too.

This is where the cat food is stored, but for now, this is his hide-out spot.

He was playing peek-a-boo with the cabinet door

He has been known to take out all those pots & pans and scatter them throughout the kitchen and living room.  The strainers are there too, you just can't see them from this angle.

1 comment:

  1. We made the same decision once our daughter became mobile. The only cabinet I locked was the one under the sink since it stored toxic cleaners. Other than that, we left everything unlocked. Our daughter was never in the kitchen without us and it all worked out.



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