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September was Baby Safety Month and although it's now October, I had this post on my mind throughout September. I was sent over an article with a detailed list of ways to keep your little one safe from Summer Infant and it was such a great read! Some things I had no idea about so I encourage you to check the list out and see if you have things you can adjust, like I did, to keep your little ones safer.

Here are three things we're doing around our home to keep Hollyn safe-

BABY GATE ::
Now that we're in a single story home, I didn't think much of a baby gate but as I've established a work routine and as Hollyn has grown and started exploring more and more, it was apparent we needed something. Personally, I needed it to keep Hollyn in one designated space and my nanny needed it to help corral the kids into the main living space and away from the hallway, close to my office.

Not all baby gates are beautiful. To be honest, most of them aren't stylish and accommodating to home decor at all but Summer Infant recently launched this stunning Classic Home gate with white and wooden touches that perfect pair with our home and decor style. It's now a seamless piece incorporated that not only serves a great purpose of keeping baby safe in specific areas but it's beautiful too! I'm also loving this option!




SWADDLE VS BLANKET ::
Lately, I've come across one too many stories of babies losing their lives to a blanket around their head or suffocation in their bumpers and call me paranoid, but suddenly I removed it all. I didn't have a care in the world with Emery and I let her snuggle her blanket (or two) away while she slept peacefully but this time around, I nixed it all.

I've been a whole lot more anxious as a person in general since Hollyn was born so maybe that's my reasoning behind making this switch but I'm so appreciative of products like the SwaddleMe Love Sack allowing for comfort and warmth while keep baby secure and arms free as they grow. Hollyn isn't quite at the stage of really comprehending she can move her blanket or she can adjust if she's uncomfortable so this eliminates a lot of unease and keeps me peaceful while she sleeps.




PROPER BEDDING ::
Nurseries sure look cute and curated when the crib is decked out in an entire bed set but let's be open about that hazard- it's not safe. We use a crib sheets and a bumper at the top of the railing but nothing surrounding the bottom for her to nestle into. She does sleep with a pacifier that's a wubbanub with a little animal attached and that's like a comfort/security to her. She loves that thing!

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What are some things you do around your home to keep your little one safe?



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