From the ages of one to two years of age, your baby's curiosity is going to explode. Here's how to...
From the ages of one to two years of age, your baby's curiosity is going to explode. Here's how to support, not squelch her curiosity.

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Baby proof like a pro: Baby proofing insures that your curious babe can explore safely, without you flipping out, or her getting hurt. Make sure the only areas she can explore are safe. Read, How to think like a child for baby proofing for more ideas. Move activities to a better setting: Say your little one discovers that overturning a water cup results in mass fun and mess. No scolding, a simple, "We don't pour water on the carpet" will do. Move your baby's fun to the tub or an empty outside wading pool. Give her cups, sponges, and squirters, and let her go to town. Just don't forget - you always need to be with your baby during water play, babies can drown in very little water. Same with indoor ball throwing. Got a baby who thinks it's fun to toss balls at the TV? Move her outside with a cool baby bowling ball set, or softer soccer ball. Get messy: It's nice to have a clean house. It's better to have a happy baby. Grab a big old blanket or plastic sheet, spread it on the kitchen floor, and get out the art supplies. With supervision, a one to two year old can use non-toxic paints, crayons, clay, and sand to build, explore, and just make a mess of. A good afternoon of messy art fun also tends to wear kids out - nice! An earlier bedtime it a bonus.

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