You may remember a recent post I did on How to Maintain a Clean Kitchen in 6 “Easy” Steps. Well, the more mobile your youngest becomes your methods sometimes have to adjust. Especially when your oldest young’ns are away.
I now present you with my latest method of baby proofing the kitchen with less helpers.
Are you ready?
Step 1: Hold your baby out in front of you. Take a good look at her. Pay close attention to her size. Smile real big and coo before continuing on to Step 2.
Step 2: Position your baby on your hip and hold her with one arm. Grab a broom with the other.
Step 3: Sweep a spot on the floor at least two baby lengths square. (May need 3 baby lengths if your baby is a fast crawler.)
Step 4: Keeping broom in close reach set baby down on the floor.
Step 5: Quick! Grab broom. Immediately start sweeping the area your baby heads toward.
Step 6: Throw a pan lid and spoon in her path to slow her down a bit.
(WARNING: Pan lid and spoon are no match for the Cheerios clear across the floor in keeping your baby’s attention.)
(But having a big brother with a matching lid and spoon helps.)
Step 7: Grab dust pan. Sweep it all into dust pan before baby sees the dust pan. (Dust pans are even more attractive than Cheerios!)
Step 8: When baby gets fussy because you took all the “fun” stuff away give her a nice big carrot to teeth on.
How about you? Do you have any great baby proofing tips you’ve learned along the way? Please share them with us in the comments.
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