Once your baby learns to move around, you have a whole new area of keeping safe to look at. Low shelves, cupboards with easy to open doors and anything just out of reach but hanging down will prove instantly and compulsively attractive to your baby or toddler. As soon as you can see them starting to move independently, you will need to go around your home and look for all these potential dangers. It might seem daft, but crawling around at their height will help you to see what might attract them.
It is much easier to remove the risk rather than to have to keep saying ‘no’. If you only have to tell them ‘no’ occasionally, then it will mean more to them and you will find it easier if you don’t have to be constantly on the look-out for hazards.
You can also direct your baby’s exploring by having a low shelf or cupboard for toys and other baby gifts that are safe for them, so that they can still be investigating but without danger. This gives you the opportunity to distract your baby from the danger area to the place you have made safe for them, and then both of you will be content.