Buy Child-Proof Furnishings
Choose easy-to-clean, dirt-hiding floor coverings for those times when your child decides to empty Rice Krispies and milk onto them.
Stainproof, sturdy furniture -- hard plastic or resin -- can stand up to climbing, dancing, and pounding. Think IKEA, not the antique store.
Don’t decorate with stackable furniture or tall bookcases that are tempting to climb. Place skid-free cushions underneath area rugs. Serve meals on plastic plates, cups, and utensils.
Step Two: Think Like a Preschooler!