Lisa - posted on 02/03/2011 ( 23 moms have responded )
My Partner and I have been having a huge discussion about all of the kid-proofing things that we "need to add" to the house and I am starting to put my foot down now. While I'm all for socket and switch covers I'm just starting to think that latches on EVERYTHING that even I can't get into are a bit much. His sister (an interior designer) came in with babyproof locks on everything and it was annoying for 3 weeks. What gets me the most is NOW at 17 months Our wonderful toddler boy has figured out how to unlatch EVERY SINGLE LOCK!
SO my question to you is this, at what point do we give up on the latches and locks that he already has figured out and just teach him how to respect his environment. Most places are not gonna have latches on everything and I wonder if we aren't coddling him too much by just not teaching him the places he should ignore.