Husband having ''issues'' with child-proofing

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Is anyone else's significant other 'precious' when it comes to baby-proofing your environment?

My 8 month old is crawling now and i fully acknowledge leaving the house safety a little late, but now that i am keen to get into it and make the whole environment safe so i dont have to constantly be leaping and and saying 'no' all the time, he is like ''But i want it this way, i like it this way, just tell him not to do it."

I just want to backhand some common sense into him. "Oh yes honey, i will just tell him he is not to play with Daddy's amp, and i am sure he will stop changing the frequency whenever he feels like it. Oh, and you say he wont touch things if i supervise him? Rightho, i'm moving into the lounge room. Feel free to cook and clean for yourself!"

So can i have a little support here, or a show of hands who else has to put up with this crap??

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My husband seems quite the opposite to some of the men described here. Our sons only 3 months old tomorrow and my husband has already personally went out and bought safety gates, socket covers, cupboard catches etc. I think he needs some common sense drilled into him! He won't be saying "Just tell him not to do it" when his amp has caused an eclectric shock to your baby. Maybe that's a bit over the top but I have heard of children biting through cables and being electrocuted. Although by the sounds of it he seems very stuck in his opinion and it probably won't change until an accident does occur. There's preventing accidents and wrapping children in cotton woll, but letting them do what they want and just saying "don't do that" ao an 8 month old is just ridiculous! I very much doubt he/she even understands what no means, and he/she is at the age when they're exploring, yes they can explore but there has to be things in place to prevent accidents. Prevention is better than cure.

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Just coming off a huge row with my hubby about the same thing...I've got 6 words for you -
BACKHAND SOME COMMON SENSE INTO HIM!!! lol

Nikki - posted on 02/25/2010

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we bought this and added 4 more gates to it and our son has a HUGE safe play area and he can't get into anything he can crawl, climb, cruise, and play....it has been a lifesaver we lined the bottom w foam mats to make it even safer

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its called a ELFE Super yard XT from toys r us and is 100 plus 29 for 2 additional gates

Ashley - posted on 02/25/2010

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when my son start crawling i didnt baby proof anything. whenever he was touching something he wasnt supposed to i would remove him and put him with his toys and tell him no. if he did it again i did it again. he now knows what he is not allowed to touch. my mom always has little nick nacks on her tables. she always has and one thing she told us was whenever you have kids dont expect me to move my things off the table. they need to be taught not to touch them. we never moved them and now none of the kids even bother with them. its normal to them so they dont even notice. the only thing i really did was put a fridge lock on the fridge once he learnt how to open it. other than that...thats about the only thing thats baby proofed.

Leanne - posted on 02/25/2010

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Goodluck with that. I say backhand the common sense into him. Even then he probably wont get it.
Men just dont seem to appreciate the safety issues. My husband today didnt realise how strong our little girl was until he nearly got the corner of a chest of draws in his eyes.

I thought I had done a great job of doing the safety thing, until today I had bub in a room we normally have fenced of and she kept going to one of the open shelves that had glass ornaments on it, and knocked one of (didnt break), but there were tiny little bits off hubbys model cars. It just goes to show that you can never be to careful.

Jess - posted on 02/19/2010

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I say just backhand some common sense into him !!! Or let little Stan break all of daddy's precious belongings.... that ought to enlighten him.

Jess - posted on 02/19/2010

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I say just backhand some common sense into him !!! Or let little Stan break all of daddy's precious belongings.... that ought to enlighten him.

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