CdLS Blog Challenge-Home Modifications/Childproofing

We call it “Andrew-proofing”.  I don’t think there is enough space here to list all of the modifications we’ve made to our home so far.  I believe this is something I’ve touched on in a previous post, but I’ll go for it again. 

  • 5 gates throughout the house (used to be 7 so we’re making progress)
  • every kitchen drawer and cabinet has safety locks
  • his bedroom door has been removed and replaced by a gate
  • pictures are screwed into the wall or walls are left bare
  • new deck…replaced wood with trex to prevent splinters which his feet and legs were riddled with all summer
  • electrical outlets moved up high in his bedroom and shelves put in to hold his dvd player and other electrical entertainment
  • counter tops and tables left bare (swiping)
  • NO lamps
  • bathrooms and office doors always kept locked
  • furniture at old angles to guard outlets
  • artificial plants (don’t like dirt thrown around the house or eaten. Yuk!)
  • locks on toilets

Okay, I’m done.  There’s more, but it sneaks up on you little by little and before you know it it’s just “normal”.  So I don’t notice them all anymore.  They keep us on our toes though and we need to be very adaptable to keep up.  It’s a good thing they’re so cute!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heidi @ GGIP
    Jan 31, 2009 @ 01:53:06

    Thanks for participating. I won’t have the link list up until Sunday. I was really interested in seeing what people have come up with in modifying their homes.

    We need to replace our deck (have needed to for a couple years already.) We should look into that Trex product you mentioned.

    And I have to say that I’m glad these sneak up little by little. It would be harder if it were all at once.

    Have a great weekend!


  2. Rachel
    Feb 02, 2009 @ 16:01:12

    Andrew is adorable and you are so right we adapting becomes second nature for us.


  3. Sandi
    Feb 03, 2009 @ 23:48:58

    We’d be right at home at your house! 🙂 We know all about no lamps and nothing on the tables!


  4. Rachelle
    Feb 04, 2009 @ 00:32:35

    It sounds like Joey and Andrew would get along well! They like to do many of the same things. Joey is a little swiper too! Thanks for sharing!


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