It’s been a little while coming, but Little Moore is now on the move.
He was pretty quick to start rolling over, and for a while it looked like he was going to be an early crawler, but he stayed stuck in the thrashing on the floor on his belly phase without going anywhere for quite a while.
He’s not crawling in the traditional sense – on his hands and knees – but more commando style, still on his belly and using he’s elbows and knees to go forward. It’s super cute and he’s getting faster each day.
Which brings us to…baby proofing.
This is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while, and have made small attempts, but our house just looks like a death trap to me and I’m struggling to make it any safer. We finally put the stair gates up, which is one biggie out the way, and moved some ornaments and things high up. There’s now a large piece of cardboard covering the fireplace and my perfectly alphabetised DVDs have been pulled out and put back in a random order (nooooo!)
I think the problem is our house just isn’t designed for baby proofing. It’s open plan and we have a lot of stuff and nowhere to put it all. So our version of baby proofing is probably going to be very supervised play and a vigilant eye. I think it’s good to let him explore things for himself, as long as we’re they’re to keep it safe.