Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Baby Fence

Babies start crawling between 7 and 9 months. Marla turns 9 months old this Saturday, so...yeah, she's there. She hasn't gotten the "full" crawl down yet, but she is doing the "army crawl" (video courtesy of Amber).

The days of Marla staying in one place are over. (Actually, those were gone as soon as she started rolling over.) So, it's time for a baby fence!

This thing wasn't cheap, but it sure is convenient. At first we tried a hexagon something or other, but it was too small, really awkward, and really, just bad. Now we have this fence of sorts which keeps Marla from venturing under the television stand or, perhaps, going all the way to the kitchen. And it has interactive play things on it, too!

It's fun to watch her play, especially now that she can go where she wants to go on demand. When you can roll over but not crawl, sure, you can move, but getting to a specific location is more a matter of luck than anything else. Now, if she wants something, she goes and gets it. Now we can enter the mind of our baby daughter like never before!

It looks like it'll be quite a while before Marla is walking, at which point, everything will change...again.

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