Now there is a tendency to put newborn children in a separate room. They say this way they will grow up on their own. Right from the first day after the birth. Progressive parents put a camera over the crib and go about their business with a sense of accomplishment.
I mentioned this in a previous article, but I think this topic needs to be addressed separately.
I have encountered this phenomenon in several families I know.
You know, it's a good thing that everyone is doing well so far, and they are sharing the delights of being apart with each other and promoting it among those who are just expecting a baby. They also leave the baby alone to play in these rooms. They say the space is completely safe.
Well, I'm certainly not going to say anything about the fact that babies in their first months of life can have sudden breathing problems for various reasons. And no video camera is going to report that. My husband and I played tetris to place the crib in our bedroom parallel to our bed, not end-to-end. Maybe, of course, it's an age thing and I'm blowing on water?
I'm not even going to talk about the child's attachment, which is formed in the first years of life. No, that's lyrical. That's emotion. Let me give you an example of what a one-year-old baby can do in a safe space.
In my house, from my point of view, everything is safe. I've thought of all the moves and exits, but. One day, while I was in the kitchen and Mark was running around (we have 40 square feet and basically everything is close by), at some point I realized that the baby had gone quiet. You know this is a sure sign of you know what. I go into the room - and he is sitting on my desk, which is right by the window. He was able to climb up on my desk chair and from there to my desk.
I'm not going to tell you about the diaper cream I ate either. This is not the worst thing that can eat a baby.
Here's a friend, where everything is also safe, the child out of the blue, decided to chew the upholstery dermatino bed and choked. Well, she heard it in time.
Or here's a recent one at the cottage. We have wide windowsills, but no desk, so I set up with my laptop right in the hall. Mark played nearby, then climbed on a chair on the window sill of the second window - it's right next to where I was working. Well, let him sit and watch, I decided, and continued working. He did, and then he moved awkwardly, and flew to the floor with his back to me. Good thing I reacted in time and picked him up. What if I hadn't been there?
In one such a wonderful family with a separate nursery, the swaddler is by the window and it is elementary to climb onto it from the couch. And the couch itself is enough to fall.
In general, well, it's up to you, of course, dear progressive parents...
And how do you think, is it necessary to have a separate room for a child in the first years of life, and whether you have ever had a situation where the child was in danger in a safe space