For we need a little Christmas
Tuesday December 10th 2013, 11:41 pm
Filed under: Family

(Actually, they’re coming the day after.)

Spent today trying to see my house from the point of view of a crawling baby.

Y’know, if you’d just get rid of all those ziploc bags and all the heavier weight bags and bins they’re thrown into and just put that nice, soft, squishy yarn, the ultimate pull toy, in those big wide baskets and put them on the floor there where….

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Ummm–not totally safe (to say nothing of the tangles) to let babies/toddlers or pets around loose yarn!

Comment by Abby McKean 12.11.13 @ 9:05 am

Abby I was thinking my cat would have a field day with that. She’s got a thing about silk yarn and if I THOUGHT I closed a bag but didn’t, she gets it out. Thank goodness she’s only made a mess of the yarn and didn’t get ensnared.

As for babies, I don’t think they’re ever really unsupervised in someone else’s house, although one winter when my daughter (then about 6) and I were walking around we saw a toddler not dressed properly for the cold, trying to get attention at a door. He’d got out and no one noticed! When we rang the bell, they were all so shocked to see him with us! Sometimes when there are too many people they think “Wasn’t he with you?”

Comment by LynnM 12.11.13 @ 11:10 am

I used to keep a basket of kitchen cotton and sturdy yarns out for Peanut. She loves yarn. Supervised it’s fine (and fun) to tangle yarn. I also let her play with the needles (nothing smaller than 4.5mm or so) if I was sitting on the floor with her. Even now (at almost 3) when I visit, she looks forward to “mitting” with me, but she knows that she must sit down with needles and yarn. She can be a little more independent with it, but she has to sit down. 🙂

I say, start ’em young, but not with any yarn that is very precious to you. 🙂

Comment by Pam 12.11.13 @ 2:41 pm

I can so imagine a small child loving all that soft, squishy yarn. And the colors!

Comment by RobinM 12.12.13 @ 7:39 pm

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