One day your baby is just happily sitting on the floor playing with their toys, and then before you know it — they're off! If you have a crawler on your hands, you know that your baby can move fast and cover a ton of space in just a minute. Be sure to take tons of videos and pictures of your baby in motion because pretty soon, they’ll be walking. Before they hit that milestone, you need a few items to keep them safe — and to keep your sanity. Before your baby is mobile, here’s everything you need to get your home ready for a crawler.
How about a cute toy that encourages your baby to crawl? With colorful lights and sounds, this cute bee encourages your little one to play a game of "catch me if you can." There’s three stages of play, so your baby will have plenty of ways to play with the bee.
Your baby will want to explore now that they can crawl, but to keep them in a room that is safe and baby-proofed, you’ll need a baby gate. This gate from Regalo has thousands of positive reviews for being easy to install and super durable.
If you’ve got hardwood floors or tile in your home, you know that it can quickly make your baby’s knees red and sore. To make crawling more comfortable for your baby, try these interlocking tiles. The muted colors won’t overwhelm your space and your baby can practice crawling without hurting their knees.
Now that your baby is mobile, you need activities that can keep them engaged and entertained — that’s where this toy comes in. From a cool tunnel to crawl through, a ball pit that’s perfect for sensory play, and a tent that is perfect for plenty of peek-a-boo, this set is a great gift for your newly crawling baby.
Before your baby is mobile, there’s plenty of baby proofing you’ll need to do and outlet covers are an easy one to check off your list. These outlet protectors are great because your baby won’t be able to remove them, but with a quick twist, you can access the outlet (without having to struggle with or ruin the protector).
Your baby just started walking, but they are probably also pulling themselves up and trying to take a few steps (while holding onto something). This toy is a great option because it has multiple ways to play. From assisting with those first steps, to giving your baby an activity center to interact with while crawling, we love a toy that grows with our kids.
If you’ve got a mobile baby, you need to kick baby proofing up a notch. These furniture straps are a must-have because you can secure dressers, TVs, and end tables. They are easy to install and can keep your baby safe while exploring.
You don’t need your little one’s help in the kitchen, so keep them safe with these magnetic cabinet locks. These locks are very easy to install (there’s videos you can watch) and you won’t damage your cabinets. When you need to open the cabinet, just use the key and it automatically locks when you close the door.
Baby needs a new pair of shoes and these Dotty Fish pre-walker shoes are a great option for your crawling baby. The soft soles encourage your baby to use their toes and feet like they are barefoot, but the soft leather keeps their feet protected.