Who doesn't like the feel of soft grass under their feet? But now that those feet belong to your baby, you'll want to know what else lies on that lawn
. Pesticides? The neighbor's dog poop? Here are some things to consider to babyproof your lawn and yard for years to come:
Plant a soft hedge around the perimeter of your lawn. It will help keep runaway balls (or babies) in your yard... and runaway dogs out of it.
Check that any sprinkler heads are safe enough for little feet. Replace any rusty or jagged parts with new ones.
Investigate the use of organic and non-toxic pesticides.
Your lawn may have a few more weeds, but it's not a bad trade off for fewer chemicals. The Green Guide
has extensive information and resources for safer, more enviro-friendly lawn care.
Do a periodic sweep of the grass and any outdoor toys to look for potential hazards and to clear away anything you don't want your baby putting in his mouth.
Your baby's safety will make the extra effort worth it and, just think, when your tot becomes a teen, you'll get to do the relaxing while someone else mows and rakes!report abuse