A baby learning to crawl opens up a whole new avenue of possibilities. Once your wee one starts to take an interest in getting on their hands and knees, you will be in for a treat! Crawling affects where your baby can move (on their own) and means you will need to learn to keep an eye on them at all times.
One of the best ways to encourage this process is tummy time, which builds neck and shoulder strength. As your baby gets stronger, you can also encourage the movement from one phase or position to another. Try helping your baby transition from lying on their back to their front. Once they're able to be on all-fours, you can encourage them to start crawling. Additionally, you can begin to place a toy in front of your baby, urging them to reach forward and wriggle towards it.
It is essential to consider childproofing the house once your baby reaches this stage. Here are some areas and objects you may need to reconfigure:
- Cleaning products
- Kitchen utensils (or anything sharp!)
- Small objects
- Open windows
- Wall sockets and wires
- Heavy objects that could fall
- Window blind cords
Fireplaces, heaters, and stairs are all areas that you will need to keep out of bounds by using a secure baby fence. For smaller items such as plug covers and door catches, our Safety First range has everything that you need.