Claire's newest feat has left me wondering whether I'm a blithering idiot. Sure, I've seen her pull herself up on furniture, her walker, the crib, and my legs. But somehow, it still didn't occur to me that she wouldn't be safe when strapped into her swing.
It was almost like a recap of the pack-n-play incident from last week. I was sitting at the computer feeding Katherine, heard a giggle, and looked over to see Claire standing up in the seat of her swing. She had grabbed on to the side bars, and I guess she had just tucked her feet under herself and pushed into a stand. She was strapped in, but the harness on that particular swing doesn't do much to stop a baby from going upwards.
Another quick lunge from me and she was safe -- thank God I keep all the dangerous things right within arm's reach, eh? Now, I'm wondering if I'm just a dumbass for not thinking she would do that, or if that was unusually creative on Claire's part. I'm still sort of amazed that she was physically capable of doing it, especially given that the swing was moving under her feet.
So I have a few more gray hairs today, and I'm suddenly terrified of what she's going to do for her next trick. We're in the process of babyproofing the house, but I think we're going to have to accelerate the schedule.