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You are never going to be able to protect him from all possible falling, tripping, stumbling, etc scenarios. And you shouldn't try to. Just ensure the environment is free of sharp edges, that it's baby-proofed, that there is as little chance of a serious injury as possible. And let your child explore the safe zone freely. Hard wood is actually not that hard....


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One piece of good advice I got at that time was to get down on your hands and knees and look at the world from your toddler's point of view. At that point the dangers start to become more obvious: you realise that the trailing cloth on a table can be pulled, bringing down whatever is on the table. You also discover some things under chairs and tables that ...


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I can offer some first hand experience from yesterday! My daughter (our first), is 9 months old, and she crawled for the first time less than a week ago. Now (6 days later) she's a pro and can go really fast. I am the overprotecting parent, and yesterday every time she crawled out of her play area, I would pick her up and move her back in. This continued for ...



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