10 Pro Tips for Creating a Baby-Friendly Yard

Babyhood is a fleeting moment in life, but if you’re in charge of a very small child, you’ll know that being able to spend time outside and give your baby fresh air and exposure to nature is the best. You’ll also know how specific a baby’s needs are once outside — and how quickly these change as they go from lying down to sitting to crawling and beyond.

Your garden may just need a few quick tweaks to make it a welcoming environment for a baby, or it may require some larger adjustments before it’s ready. We spoke with three landscaping professionals — Amanda Shipman of Amanda Shipman Designs, Laara Copely-Smith of Laara Copley-Smith Garden & Landscape Design and Simon Orchard of Simon Orchard Garden Design — on how to create a safe, inviting baby-friendly yard.