Do you ever see your kid do something that could potentially be dangerous and then have these crazy visions of it turning really bad?
Say, your kid puts their finger by the hinges on an open door and all of a sudden you have this thought of the door being slammed closed by the wind, shrill screams, an amputated pinky finger laying on the floor. A panicked you calling 911. Rushing to the freezer to put that tiny little finger on ice.
I have these thoughts, oh about ten times a day.
The smoke alarms go off in the middle of the night and for the first time your kid is actually sleeping in their own bed in their own room down the hall, you sprint down the hall only to find a blazing fire is encasing your precious child's room.
These thoughts are absolutely disturbing yet I can't stop myself from having them. I'm not usually one to worry, in fact I am quite the opposite. I 'go with the flow' and I don't take things too seriously. For some reason these thoughts come to me often, even though I know they would be so unlikely. Although they do happen for some people, it's not something you should think about multiple times every day.
My house is relatively safe for a 15 month old. She can't get into the cupboard under the sink where all the cleaning supplies is, she can't stick her fingers in the outlets. There is only so much you can 'baby proof', and make things safe while still having a functional living space. I think it is also important NOT to baby proof too much, otherwise you can't teach your child boundaries and what's ok and not ok to touch or play with.
I try not to take my 'day-mares' too serious because I know they are so wild and most of them are very unlikely to happen. Do age appropriate toys have a tendency to impale a child if they fall near it?
Anyone else in the same boat? What has been your wildest day-mare about your child's safety?