It’s always good to be on top of things as a parent. The older our children get, they can certainly take things up a notch when it comes to getting into trouble. Indeed, when they’re little babies and toddlers you usually need to have your eyes on them at all times! However, there are certain moments when that’s actually not the case. Here’s why it’s important to also foster an environment of letting them play on their own.
An Environment For Their Independence
It’s important to create a space that allows your baby to flourish in their own way. This can easily be done by getting a playpen with boundaries, which prevents them from crawling (or walking) anywhere that’ll get them into trouble.
By doing this, you accomplish two things. One, you allow yourself to take a breather where you don’t need to have your eyes on them at all times. Two, you allow them to learn more about themselves as they become more independent and find ways to entertain themselves.
Indeed, once these boundaries are created, try and see what happens when you just leave them alone for a little while. Watch and be amazed as your little one starts to play with their toys in their own way, explores their area, and simply expresses themselves! It’s super important for their growth, and they absolutely need that time to themselves.