When your baby starts walking, you have to ratchet up the “watchfulness” level to 100. They will be into every nook and cranny of your house, getting into dangerous things you didn’t even know you had. You can try to prevent this by installing locks on cabinets, and adding padding to sharp corners. But, that can get expensive quick! Check out this post by Rachel Miller at the Kids Activities Blog for clever ways to baby proof your home without going broke. (I had a friend who cut up dollar store pool noodles and then stuck them to the edges of her fireplace for padding!):
-Decorate your socks with fabric paint to help them grip the floor.
-Now this idea is GENIUS! Use innertubes around your bookshelves to help “fence” the books in place. No more books tossed all about the room by your kiddo.
–If you don’t have fancy locks for a cabinet, have no fear. Go dig around in the cookie cutters, we bet one will fit.