Two Words: Baby Proof
At this point you might notice baby trying to pull herself up to stand, which means your little mischief-maker is about to get a whole lot more demanding to watch. Not only does her being more active mean she’s at greater risk of bumps and bruises from falling, but it also means you’ve got to watch her like it’s the season premiere of Orange is the New Black to make sure she doesn’t get tangled in blinds and electrical cords or pull heavy furniture over on herself.
Additionally, make sure you have dangerous household items, such as poisonous cleaning agents and — it bears mentioning — firearms or other potential hazards locked up tight. Babies at this age are notorious for finding and playing with just about everything no matter how well hidden you think it is.
Wondering if your eyes are playing tricks on you or if you actually did see baby standing on his own for a hot second there? It very well could have been the latter. As baby becomes more physically strong, you might notice that he’s able to hold himself up on his own two feet for a brief moment before falling on his little behind. Baby not quite there yet? No worries. Each baby develops at his own pace, and yours will be standing tall and proud when he’s ready. Just celebrate the milestones he is reaching, and rest assured that you will be chasing that little monster around before you know it. Enjoy the calm before the storm!