For almost seven months now watching the baby during the day hasn’t required an extreme level of vigilance. Recently, that has all changed. People say you have to baby proof when they start to crawl, but no one talks about what to do when they start to roll. I put LTD down on the tummy time mat and looked away for a second and when I turned back he had rolled to the other side of the room. The way this kid moves, I should rig him up to a generator to power the house for free. So now that the tummy time mat is painfully small, I have started using a comforter on the floor to prevent LTD from putting dog hair in his mouth (or at least no more than usual).
The time feels right to get a baby jail, but that would mean that 1/3rd of the household population would be incarcerated and that just feels too high. I always wanted a free-range baby but my liberal ideals have run smack into the cold reality of the situation. Hopefully we will figure it all out by the time he starts to crawl. This whole thing has taught me one thing though, with LTD there is never a dull moment.