I'm wondering about how to negotiate babyproofing the bathroom vs. an open door bathroom policy. On the one hand, the recommendations seem to be to lock the toilet, and to keep the bathroom door closed and locked. On the other hand, we have been doing some late EC, and I'd like to have a relaxed and open attitude that encourages her to go in and out of the bathroom. How have you guys reconciled this?
Is she still at risk of drowning herself in the toilet at 1yr (she can already walk and climb a bit, which is why I am spending hours babyproofing again...)? When do you guys remove the toilet lock? Or did you lock the toilet at all? (We've just kept the bathroom door closed up until now.)
Do you keep your bathroom door closed and locked, or do you let your kiddo wander in and out? And if you leave the door open, what do you do specifically to limit any safety hazards? (I think our main danger in the bathroom is the toilet (drowning and just general grossness of grabbing it) and the trash can (the bag is a suffocation hazard and it probably contains some choke hazards).
I guess we could just lock the adult bathroom away and keep her potty out in the living room...
What do you guys do?
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