Crawling, crawling everywhere
Recently, we had a gaggle of family in town. Among the family included nieces and nephews around the age of our youngest little. There were toddlers, cruisers, and crawlers among us. We would put the kids down to toddle, cruise, and crawl with one another, and I noticed that one mama had a nifty mat thing she'd put down before letting babe explore. Also, she'd never put her babe down on the floor when we were out and about.
It made a bit of sense that I never really thought of before. Let's say I put little Junior down on the floor at the cafe. There are all sorts of bits and crumbs that he could grab with his grubby hands and put right into his mouth! Not to mention, he could be stomped on.
In the end, though, I kind of think that I need to let him get down and dirty. It's part of growing up. I wonder: how do other mamas handle the pre-toddler phase of crawling and cruising in public? Do you let them wander on the floor, even when out and about? Or do you opt to keep them up off the ground so they aren't prone to get into too much trouble?