Child Safety: Keeping Baby Safe
Your baby is on the move, what an exciting time! Once a baby starts moving, it's all he wants to do. Babies are physiologically compelled to practice and master creeping, crawling, pulling up, standing and walking. It's important to keep your child's safety in mind. I recommend babyproofing your main living area and your child's bedroom so that you can feel comfortable letting your baby move around freely. Also, engaging your baby with singing or telling a story can capture your baby's attention.
If you know you are going into a situation where your baby will not be able to crawl or walk around much, prepare for the outing by giving your baby plenty of time to crawl or walk before leaving the house. Also, pack a bag of exciting toys and books that your baby has not seen recently, because novelty is often very attractive.
Finally, be realistic with your expectations. Your baby wants to be moving, so find situations where your baby can move and practice his new skills. If you are in a situation where it's not appropriate or safe to let your baby crawl or walk, you may put your baby in a baby carrier such as a backpack or front pack. Or consider leaving your baby at home with a trusted caregiver.