Sunday, July 16, 2006

Childproof house

Jaden is completely mobile now. I have been amazed at the things he has been able to find. I thought our house was childproof because we have 2 other childs. But it's not. It turns out that other childs actually make a house less childproof. They are able to get into more things and leave them out. The things that I would never get down, always seem to be on the floow.

Sometimes I feel like my job as a parent to Jaden is to be the human Dyson. I have to run around after him and vaccuum up everything that he has found in order to keep him safe.

I remember the other kids putting things in their mouths when they were little, but Jaden seems to have taken it to a new level. He loves paper, books, toys, any little piece of anything that he finds. But probably his most favorite thing in the house to chew on is the dog toys. The Kong is a godsend. If you don't have a dog, I would still highly recommend getting one of these for your infant. This along with some of the other red rubber chew toys seem to be awesome for his teething. Strange because he won't touch his own teethers. Ah well, I know that he's at least getting something sturdy to chew on. A dog is not supposed to be able to tear these up, and he's definitely not as strong as a dog.