Something I’ve noticed is that you can easily tell the difference between the houses of my friends who don’t have babies and young children and those who do. It isn’t just the toy bikes and cars lined up on the lawn, the living room that looks like the toy department of your local store, or the bathroom which features naked Barbies wedged in between the shampoo bottles. No, the dead giveaway is the total lack of breakable items anywhere in the house from about four feet above the floor.
This is a lesson we learned quickly with our little one. Babies have some kind of built-in radar to anything fragile or dangerous. They will find it and they WILL touch it and they will break it. Just trust me on this one. If you hobby is collecting rare porcelain teacups from Madagascar, it’s time to get a new hobby.
I’ve found outlet covers, cabinet handle locks and door handle covers to be a huge help in my baby-proofing efforts. I like to have a large space for her to roam free and all these touches keep me from panicking every second or having to chase wildly after her. I also like the buffering, padded tape you can get to apply to sharp edges of furniture, so when baby is pulling herself up to stand and (inevitably) falling, she won’t get scratched or bruised.
As you can see here, she’s thinking “Jusssst a little taller and freedom will be mine, all mine.”
I like to have plenty of disinfecting wipes on hand when we’re out and about. Active babies crawl and walk and roll and touch everything. No seriously, everything. If it’s something you personally would see and think “Ahhhhh! Run away! Kill it with fire!” I promise your baby is already sticking his hand in it. Then promptly smearing it on you. Those wipes will save your life, you might want to just go ahead and invest in stock in the company right now.
The plus side of all this mischief is the pure joy of getting to watch them learn and grow. There’s nothing quite like the raw excitement of discovery, the glittering newness of every single thing they see and experience sparking in their eyes.
One of our little mover‘s favorite games is hide and go seek. She will pull all of the toys out of low cabinet, climb inside and then giggle loudly until we find her. In case, you know, the stack of toys outside the cabinet wasn’t a dead giveaway.
As she blossoms and grows, Huggies Little Movers Diapers are growing along with her. They’re made just for active babies, designed to keep up with all of that movement without falling off or irritating their tender skin.
New Huggies Little Movers Diapers have a Moving Baby System for outstanding grip, fit, and wetness protection which absorbs on contact, so babies get the most out of every little move as they begin to kick, roll, crawl and walk.
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Huggies wants to see all of YOUR little movers in action, too! Upload your baby photos to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #SetBabyFree for the chance to be featured on Huggies social media sites. There’s no need for perfectly posed portraits, they’re looking for active baby realness. I’ll be looking out for your adorable posts as well!