So far, so good with my hearth design-although Sol hasn't been around it a lot yet. Only time will tell!!
We still have some items exposed that I see us saying "no!" to Sol as he messes with them. After speaking with a friend, and mother of two, I am going with my gut that it's just better to cover everything we are concerned about, so that Sol can explore without my watching his every move.
For now, I have a few items I picked up at target and a couple more that were handed down from friends, thank you!!
A similar hand me down item is working great, too!
I have put outlet plugs in that part of the house and will be continuing in other rooms soon. While I do not plan for Sol to spend time in the front part of the house, I never know why he may end up out there...I may accidentally leave the door open, we may have him out there when entertaining company, or perhaps a sitter wouldn't realize we don't frequent that area. I'm going to continue on with the plug covers, for sure, and will think of how to secure those cabinets as well.
For now, I'm left struggling with how to proof this:
Eeek, look closely and you can see the back of a remote on the floor right below the stand. While brushing my teeth, Sol already tackled this area with extreme interest and excitement for his balancing/standing. Oy vey!
I found these do it yourself suggestions on Pinterest for the bottom of the stairs:
I'm especially struggling because this area belongs to our one and only furry girl--I hate to take it away from her!!
Well, that's enough for now. Off to studying! Need to knock some research out so I can enjoy the beautiful Fall weather with my family!