Child-proof or House-train? | Sunshine Dad
There comes a moment in every child's life when they finally figure out how to move around. Gone are the days when you could place your child in the middle of the living room with a few toys and go to the bathroom knowing that when you returned they would still be right in the middle of the room. Now if you turn your head for a second they are army crawling toward the exits. It is at this moment a decision must be made. Are you going to baby-proof your house or are you going to house-train your baby? We have fallen more on the house-train side of the fence. Of course there are a few basic safety precautions we have taken like locking any cleaning chemicals up and keeping the steak knives out of reach, but by and large our home of 4 kids is not overtly child-proof. We have breakables out, we have electronics within reach and we have coffee tables with corners. Instead of eliminating all these things we chose to teach our kids to leave them alone. It wasn't easy