Saturday, April 17, 2010

As"King" Ashley #1

so a friend of mine (whose little girl is just a few weeks younger than Lewie) says

"OMG! im getting nervous... I have a feeling Mia is about to crawl any day... Im not ready for this... i need help! and make a cocktail.. lol....
Do you know of any tricks to make this not happen... im looking foward to your words of wisdom... :) "


and i totally started a response to her, but it just was getting too long.... and well, that's just TOTALLY unlike me.... so i decided to come on here and let her (as well as any other parents with mobile children) in on my little secrets (to mobile children, of course)

First of all, if your children are now in motion, jumpers are fantastic.




i believe this one is called the "safari jumparoo." babies r us sells them for right around 90 bucks, but i tell you this was the best 90 bucks we've spent on this child (as i've been putting him in it since he was about 5 weeks old).... they can't hold their heads up at 5 weeks and they can't touch the floor.... you're right. that's why you put pillows underneath their feet and roll up receiving blankets around them and notice the monkey head on the jumper? that helps with their head too.... trust me. it's fantastic! (and it sits them upright which is what most babies like anyway)

the playpens work great...

upside down!

because if you keep them right side up, they eventually learn how to climb out of them and once again they are loose.... and can totally rip cords out of machines, and shock themselves and break things.... (this totally reminds me of the simpsons episode when homer makes little bunnies out of all the outlets and marge says "but maggie's not afraid of bunnies." and homer says, "she will be!") sorry. totally not funny if you didn't see it.

upside down playpens.... keeps them in an enclosed area, until the get enough back (or head) strength to then move the playpen along .... this only works until they're like 3 feet tall. then.... you can switch it up.... to things like this....


or things like this:

children are very much like dogs. they snoop, they eat stuff off the floor, they eat and drink and drool on stuff. they cost a lot and need a lot of attention.... therefore, these metal gates are an excellent idea (but plastic is probably better).... you can enclose the area that is considered "safe" for them.... and throw food over the top (as mentioned above, they'll eat it off the floor anyway).... if they attempt to climb out of it, well it will just collapse, make a really loud noise, they'll start crying and this will give you enough time to get into the kitchen (or wherever you put this "safe" place) before they get into anything else. =)

There you have it my friends.... all you need to know for your mobile, or soon to be mobile children....

12 comments:

Jenni Newman said...

Heidi lived in her jumperoo! It was perfect for the both of us. We could get things done while she jumped off some of her energy!
Never did the upside down playpen....

Ashley King said...

does that mean you totally tried the crate then? haha....

Jenni Newman said...

we'd just let her roam around the house. She fell down a few steps a time or two (or five) smashed her fingers in doors and drawers but it was all about her learning her environment for me. The items I didn't want her getting into I'd just move higher up.

Ashley King said...

i hope you know this is totally a joke. hahahaha. im not entirely serious about putting lewie in a dog crate.... well... maybe.... lol.

Jenni Newman said...

IIIIII know that you're joking! Someone might read this and think you actually do this and then think it's a good idea. Then again others might look at my post and think that Heidi is a "crash dummy".
Ohhh whatever! I DO WHAT I WANT!
(love your Simpsons analogy by the way!!)

Ms. Anthropy said...

Ha, ha, ha... leashes work well, too.

Ashley King said...

yes!!!! leashes!!!! tied to a tree!!!! but short enough so they can't get into the street!!! =)

Ms. Anthropy said...

I actually had an older friend, whose mother used to lift up the bedpost and sit it on the edge of her dress, to keep her from going anywhere! I bought a leash for my second child, at a baby store. Put it on him and just like a bad dog, he sat down in the middle of the mall, and wouldn't budge!

Pat Tillett said...

Great funny post Ashley...

draw the line at harnesses please!

Jenni Newman said...

HA HA HA! Pappa said stop! HA HA

buymebarbies said...

That was a funny post!!! I think some people really do those things. I like the throwing the food over the fenced in area!!

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

My son never crawled.... He went straight to walking.... No need for the crate. lol Well at least not yet....