Then when I was pregnant with Abigail many people were quick to tell me that I probably wouldn't be so lucky and she might be the one I need to baby-proof for. I, however, don't like to not be able to get into my own cabnets, or lift my toilet lid, or whatever else is locked. Once Abigail became mobile if I was unable to be litterally by her side teaching her what was ok and not ok to touch, I'd simply put her in her playpen with a few toys and go to the bathroom or cook dinner or whatever else I needed to do.
I say teach like that because I believe it's never too early to start teaching your children how to behave. Yes, I said NEVER. They are never too young to start learning. I hear all the time "Well it's ok. They don't know any better". Just because child doesn't know any better does not make their actions ok! "It's ok that my two year old throws her plate of food on the floor every night. She doesn't know any better...." Really? Yes, I heard someone say that to me. You're child will always "not know any better" unless you teach them to know better.
Angel is one of the most well behaved children out there. I still get compliments about that. While Angel is outside playing in the front yard she will come in and ask my permission to play in the back yard. I believe this is because I started teaching her how to behave from the moment she was born.
I will admit that Abigail was a little tougher to teach right and wrong to, but she still follows her sisters lead and will ask my permission before doing things she's unsure of. She's also pretty smart and gets away with a lot more when she's being watched by others. She knows when people don't realize that she DOES know better at the young age of two. She is very stubborn and has a short temper, however, desipite her attitude problem I still have never had to baby proof my house, and I never will.