Here comes trouble!
Once babies start to crawl, they’re into everything and need constant supervision. This is when safety in the home becomes most important. Having a safe environment to place your baby in for a few minutes – whether it's a playpen, a cot or a baby activity centre – can be a lifesaver when you have something urgent to take care of.
Now’s also the time many parents start saying ‘no’ a lot. Distraction is usually a better tactic than constantly saying no, however, and you’ll soon become skilled at offering your baby a lovely toy to gnaw on instead of your mobile phone!
Keeping a record is worth it
Your baby is growing and changing so fast these days that it's a challenge to keep up! It’s a good idea to periodically jot down the events of a typical day in your baby’s life - what they do, what they say, what they eat. You think you’ll never forget, but you will!