There is more to creating an inviting and safe play space than babyproofing. Of course, the physical safety of your baby should be the top priority, but your baby also needs a 'yes' space.
A 'yes' space doesn’t mean you can sit back and relax, but it does allow you to follow your child’s lead and to trust them to be more independent.
Dedicating a part of your living room or family to a 'yes' space can empower your baby to:
✔️ develop independence that will also lead to independent play
✔️ make their own decisions on what to do and when to do it
✔️ move without restriction
Does this mean you have to get rid of baby gates or playpens? NO! Sometimes you need your baby to be in a safe space while you prepare his lunch, so don’t feel guilty if he can’t roam freely about the house all the time.
5 ways you can create a 'yes' space today:
You can use small baskets or trays to create temporary 'yes' areas, too. Fill a basket, tray, kitchen drawer or low cabinet with safe items for your baby to explore while you take a quick bath or prepare lunch.
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