Don’t Underestimate Your Baby’s Abilities—For Their Own Good

As your baby gets older and starts to get stronger, you’ll notice that they’re capable of doing quite a lot. One second they’ll be crawling, and the next second they’ll be walking across the room. Then you’ll blink their eyes and they’ll be doing cartwheels (okay, maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point). But while it’s true that kids grow up so fast, it can still be easy for parents to underestimate what they’re able to do—and here’s how that can be a problem.

Danger Around the House

Your baby is likely incredibly curious and probably loves exploring the house. This means that they’re a bit of a danger to themselves because if you don’t watch them they can truly hurt themselves in a multitude of ways. However, it’s easy to assess the immediate threat of danger based on what you think you know they’re capable of. We’re here to say that your baby is growing up so quickly that you need to be ready for them to surprise you.

If you’re not expecting to be surprised, you’ll find that your baby can put themselves in danger in a way you weren’t expecting. Unfortunately, there are no rewinds when that happens, from topples off the bed to encounters with a pair of scissors you thought they couldn’t get to. So for their own good, never make the mistake of underestimating your baby’s abilities!