Re: Baby-proofing advice needed
We did nothing except plug outlets until I had my second child. I think that (sometimes) "baby proofing" can fool you into thinking your child doesn't need to be watched as closely. We don't lock cabinets (cleaner is in pantry), use door knob covers, strap furniture to walls, etc. We don't have the best behaved kids but they learned "No" when they were small. We also don't gate off our Christmas tree. We have a gate that keeps the kids out of the kitchen while I cook, but its open the rest of the time.