I would appreciate some resources or advice about setting up a safe "yes" environment for our soon to be 1 YO. He has recently started a version of crawling (more like "scooting") and has been cruising for a few weeks. We got outlet covers and furniture corner cushions along with doorknob bafflers and cabinet/drawer locks for the kitchen (and an oven door lock).
We live with the In-laws so my co-parent (husband) and I will be installing most of the safety items tomorrow. I got a few things online (an anti-tip for the FIL flatscreen TV which I detest but I digress) so they should be here in a week.
Here's a caveat though: my in laws watch baby while we're at work during the week and they are both disabled. My MIL more so than my FIL who can still carry baby but has back problems. So although there is a school of thought that you should just teach your baby how to get up and down the stairs instead of putting up a baby gate, I don't thin it would be appropriate given our living arrangements.
We "live" downstairs in a split level home in what would normally be considered a "den." Our bed is here (we cosleep) and our computer (I'll be getting a free standing play yard to block off the computer desk when payday rolls around) and my stereo and records.
If anyone else is a record collector (or has a partner that does) I'd love to hear how you baby-proofed the records and stereo. I have a small two tier shelf that I was going to bungee a baby gate to so he couldn't get to the actual albums but I could just unhook to access. The overflow records are going in plastic milk crates but I'm not sure how to completely baby proof those. I think the crates would be better than having the big wobbly shelf from Ikea I used BC in our apartment. If I can't babyproof my crates they'll go into the upstairs bedroom that has our desks and my sewing table and books which I call the Study and is off limits to baby.