Friday, January 30, 2009

Safety First! (and some fun) :)

When we left to go to America, we had an 9 month old that could crawl and pull up on things... but we came back with a 14 month old toddler that is quite the walker... It was a whole new world at our house! We quickly learned that we needed to add some safety supplies to our house...
First up - our table! Aashini's head is right at the same level as the pointy corners of the table... so, now we have bumpers on our corners :) haha!
Aashini also likes to get into all the cabinets (especially the ones with the cleaning supplies and stuff) - so now we have them all locked up!
And the last one (for now)... the baby gate! We have 5 stairs inside our apartment, and Aashini thinks they're fun... well, they may only be 5 stairs, but they are MARBLE Hard stairs! So, the gate was necessary :) She's not sure what she thinks about it yet :)
We have a stroller that our friend gave us that works great and is great for traveling and stuff, but it was too big to take anywhere and fit in rickshaws and all that stuff... so we couldn't use it very much. We had been eyeing this stroller in one of our favorite shops for the last few weeks. On Monday we went to the mall and there were TONS of sales!!!!!!! This stroller was 51% off! whoo hoo!! So, we had to get it :)
It's great because it packs up really small and fits in a little bag :)
Well, that's about it... hope that post wasn't too boring for you :) Just to spice things up a bit... I just have to tell you a funny thing that we heard today.... One of our National friends told us that if we wanted Aashini to have more hair then we needed to rub butter on her head! hahaha!
Here's a funny picture for fun :) (No, there's no butter on her head in this picture :)

10 comments:

Erin G said...

cute stroller! and who DOESN'T like to brush their teeth on a walk? ;-)

true story - when mark installed the totlocks on our kitchen cabinets, he had them all up before we realized the magnets interfered with the metal handles. so we were LOCKED OUT of our cabinets (including the one with the trash can, which was a huge pain). so he had to bust out the drill and take all the handles off the cabinet doors. now there are just big holes there where the handles used to be!!

I forgave him because he built a rockin' awesome - and BEAUTIFUL - gate for our staircase. He built it by himself, spindle for spindle, stained it, hinged it to the wall so we don't have to pop it up and down all the time... and it matches the bannister that was already there, pretty much perfectly. Amazing. http://mgoetts.blogspot.com/2008/11/handy-man.html

if it weren't for that, babyproofing would have been a REAL bummer.

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Wow Erin! That is one awesome gate!!!

The Texas Garretts said...

I wonder if margarine would work too? ;-)

Brandy said...

that stroller is awesome!!!

Roberts said...

Yeah she looks super happy in that stroller! Does in work in the colonies? You've done more babyproofing than we have. But I guess with marble floors, you gotta! Did you buy all your stuff there?

Jonathan said...

You have to love those 51% off sales! It blows away any half-off sale you might find here.

Kelley said...

That is the coolest stroller I've ever seen. What other colors did they have? Or was it just that one?

gloria said...

Oh wow, you guys really did a great job baby proofing!!!!!Its funny, I was just wondering if you found the gate. I like the corner things too, they think of everything!!!
Did you post those toothbrush pix for me:)?
That is so funny about the butter, I think I'll try that one:)

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Emily - they have every baby thing you need at Mothercare - it's awesome! I got all the baby-proofing stuff there!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Kelley - it's the only color I've ever seen it in - so I don't know.