Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Posted by Dina N
Once my daughter became a proficient crawler, she got interested in stairs. At first, she reminded me of my mom’s puppy when he was a baby. He would put his front paws on the first step and start looking at me expectantly. Pick me up and carry me, why don’t you? My daughter did the same thing – until she figured out how to get upstairs on her own. I started wishing for a home with no stairs. Since that was not happening, I installed a baby gate before she could start competing for the gold in the baby stair crawling Olympics. She would have won, hands down.
When she started walking, my little girl was very careful going down. She learned to wait at the top of the stairs for me to hold her hand. When she mastered the stairs, we moved the safety gate to the hallway outside her room. She was out of the crib and into a big girl bed, and got out of her room about a million times every night. By the age of 3, she had a PhD in stalling. A sip of water, going potty, one more hug and kiss – you name it, she got it.
And let the baby Olympics begin...
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