So I am immensely pleased that Addison seems determined to go places. I put her in the middle of her play rug in the LR, leave the room and return minutes later to find that she has scooted off of the rug and changed the direction that she is facing. She is getting really great at rolling, esp from tummy to back, but I have caught her going back to tummy a few times as well. I am so proud of her hard work and love that she is moving!
Here is my problem. She is attached to an oxygen cord which tangles around her dangerously- especially since she is moving more. I left her playing on her back on her rug today. I left the room for five minutes, returned to find the cord wrapped around her 3 times. The first time was around her neck, the second around her stomach, the third around her legs. She was off the rug and totally tangled up. She had a big smile on her face as she really enjoyed the rolling and scooting. It really scared me. I don't want to scold her for being mobile- I am so proud of her for that! I can't watch her every second of the day, and in two weeks someone else will be watching her part of the time for me.
Anyone have any advice? I have asked the doctor who put her on the oxygen, and he had no answers for me. If this continues, I may have to take her off oxygen myself because this is seriously so unsafe. Have any of you dealt with having an increasingly more mobile child on oxygen? How do you protect them from the evils of the cord all the while allowing them the benefit of the oxygen?
Seriously, whoever came up with putting oxygen on babies in the first place? I put the cord for the blinds in her room on the opposite of her crib so that she wouldn't grab at them and get tangled up from bed. I put outlet protectors all over her room and the hallway long before she was actually born so she wouldn't go sticking things in there. I keep her crib as clutter free as possible so that she won't smother herself in the middle of the night. The baby proofing list goes on and on.....But we have a doctor's order to keep a cord attached to her body 24 hours a day? Seriously?
Right now as Addison is discovering that she can move and go places, I can think of absolutely no worse thing to have around her! She loves to grab it and stretch it across her body. She loves to eat it. She loves to play with it with her feet. It is like her comfort blanket. It has been there since she was born. She has no idea how dangerous it is to her, and I have no idea how to teach her that. HELP! I need advice!