If you have young grandchildren, babies and toddlers here are some tips.
Have some spare clothing on hand. This really comes in handy. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, you can find some extra clothing at a thrift store for cheap.
Plug in safety plugs in your electrical outlets. Babies crawl around and get into everything.
Keep breakables and things that could fall on their head out of reach.
Anything you don’t want them to grab or break, put away while they’re visiting.
Keep some sippy cups and children’s plates on hand.
Kid friendly snacks, such as bite sized cookies, bite sized cereal.
Some toys on hand they can play with while they’re visiting. Colorful blocks for instance, books, and other toys to play with. Coloring books and a pack of crayons.
I recently bought a used umbrella stroller for $1 at a thrift store. It’s coming in handy to take my granddaughter out for walks. You can even find a car seat or booster seat for cheap. These come in handy as well if you want to take your grandchild for a ride out somewhere.
A safety gate is very practical if you have a flight of stairs at your house.
Be careful of items lying around small enough that they can put in their mouth, such as pennies.
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