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Try as you might, you just can’t prepare for everything. Sure you can cover the outlets, put bumpers on corners, lock cabinets and generally baby proof your whole house. But even when you think you are done and that you have covered everything, there is bound to be something you miss.
Babies are sneaky, and when they have their eye on something – you better watch out.
HUGGIES® knows active babies, and asked me to share my baby proofing story. Like most moms I immediately have a story ready to go, but I have to warn you — this story will make your stomach churn. Ok, you’ve been warned.
Our house is as baby proofed as it can get with a big sister around. My biggest fear when baby girl was in that put-everything-and-everything-in-my-mouth stage was that she would choke on some tiny Strawberry Shortcake shoe or other trinket that got missed at clean up time. But with constant vigilance, we avoided those dangers.
On the other hand, one day I turned my back for a moment, and my speedy little girl was off. When I tracked her down in the playroom I panicked when I realized she had a mouth full of something. I grabbed her and quickly thrust my finger in her tiny mouth to pull out the offending object only to pull out one, two, three, four small balls of hardened DOG POOP!
No joke. Dog poop.
Of all the things I baby proofed for, I didn’t baby proof my dogs. One of my two toy Yorkies had begun pooping in the playroom, and while I was constantly on poop duty — clearly I missed a pile.
Ewww. Yuck. Gross. And ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Once I cleared her mouth, I scooped her up washed her hands and did my best to rinse her mouth out with a bit of water. It’s been nearly a year since baby girl got that pile of poop in her mouth, but I will never forget it.
You just can’t be prepared for everything. But you still have to try!
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