You Should Do This if Your Baby is Learning to Crawl!

Ivy Prep Team on November 20, 2018

Yay! Your little one is learning to crawl now! This is such an exciting milestone. It’s one that a lot of parents look forward to seeing. Other parents, however, dread this time because they’re afraid of what their children might get in to around the house. It’s definitely normal to be a bit concerned about the safety of your kids. Lots of parents feel a little unsure about how to make sure their kiddos stay safe as they’re using their newfound skill of crawling. Children, like most adults, are naturally curious. They want to learn more about the world around them. They can’t wait to explore new places and touch new things, even if those places and items are just within your home! As a parent, you should be able to enjoy this wonderful period in your child’s life! But, in order to do that, you’ll need to be worry-free.

How can I possibly stop myself from worrying about my crawling kids? Surely, you’re asking this very question in your head (or maybe even aloud!) Well, the truth is, parents are generally concerned about their kids’ safety. Again, that’s perfectly normal. But, there is something you can do in order to ensure that your home is a safe environment for the children who are learning to crawl. It’s called “babyproofing” and it’s one of the best things you can do to keep the kiddos safe while still encouraging them to move around! So, get ready. We’re about to talk about some of the things you can do in order to babyproof your home and get the place ready for your cute little crawlers!

When Your Child is Learning to Crawl

You Should Do This if Your Baby is Learning to Crawl!Believe it or not, some children never crawl. That’s right; not every child crawls around before they walk! Some skip right to standing and, eventually, begin walking without ever having gone through the crawling phase. Still, if you see your child beginning to crawl and move about, you can rest assured that your little one is becoming more mobile. This also means that your child is gaining some new skills and even some independence. But, although your little guy or gal is becoming more independent, your help is still needed. When a child is learning to crawl, he or she naturally becomes more apt to get involved with a little bit of exploration. Kids often try to exercise their ability to reach up and grab items or move heavier objects. Although it may be fun for the little one, it can also be dangerous. So babyproofing the home is important.

Babyproofing 101: Get ‘Er Done!

Before we get into the ways in which you can work to keep the kiddos safe as they’re learning to crawl, remember one important tip. It’s still important to keep a close eye on your little ones, even after you’ve finished babyproofing your home. But, if it’s done right, you can make your home the perfect place for your babies who are learning to crawl! Alright, now, on to the fun part: baby proofing your house!

  • Be careful about having items the baby could knock over. (i.e. chairs or small tables)
  • Use baby gates to block kids’ entry to stairways, kitchens, bathrooms, etc.
  • Place small items out of their reach. (They’re choking hazards!)
  • Cover any sharp edges or corners of furniture.
  • Place any cleaning products out of kids’ reach.
  • Use latches to keep cabinets closed.
  • Cover all electrical outlets.

Here at Ivy Prep Early Learning Academy, we understand the importance of protecting your little ones from harm while they’re at home. So, we also work to make sure kids can be safe when they are away from home, too! If you need a safe place for your little ones to spend time while they’re apart from you, Ivy Prep is the place for you! Contact us to learn more about us and our services!


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