Back in January, my girlfriend was asking me for advice for how to Baby Proof her home for her 9 month old daughter.
I shared a post over on my blog, Multi-Testing Mommy with some tips for parents when thinking about making their home safe for their babies.
The first tip was NEVER assume that something is safe.
I gave a list of areas to consider when baby proofing your home from poisons to cupboard doors to various furniture and appliances.
You know the good old “toilet paper tube rule”? It claims that any toy that fits through a toilet paper tube is considered to be unsafe for children under three years of age as they are a choking hazard.
I want to warn you that this is not always the case. If your child is very orally fixated, it is possilbe that they can choke themselves on larger items. My son, at the age of 18 months, put a plastic toy hamburger bun (that was much larger than a toilet paper tube hole) in his mouth all the way and it got stuck, causing him to have major difficulty breathing until it was removed. It was scary and an eye opener for us. This experience reminded me that we really could never assume that something is safe.
MommiesFirst sent me their box that is geared towards older babies and here is a video of me opening up the box: