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Friday, November 02, 2007
Well, not really. But I did just install the baby gates, so technically our little guy can say he lives in a gated community. We wanted to get them up and ready to go so we could get use to them (just get the hang of them, etc.).

The reason we are using the gates is two fold. First off our house is two stories and naturally we have stairs. Ironically I just slipped down a few of those lovely stairs a couple of days ago and have a beaut of a bruise on my derriere. It was the worst I've actually fallen on those stairs and made it painfully (pun intended) clear how important it is to keep a toddler safe.

The other reason we're partitioning off the house is that there are a lot of rooms, and as I think I mentioned this before when talking about baby proofing, that we just didn't want to have to baby proof (e.g., covering every outlet in the house). Not to mention that we have a few items we'd rather not have a toddler playing with. It's not that we own any Ming vases and Fabergé eggs and have them lying around, but we do have some breakable objects that we're moving into those areas of the house that Little A won't have access to.
posted by Steveg @ 8:39 AM  
  • At 12:41 PM, Blogger Debi said…

    we did the same...we blocked off the back of the house so the kids could have the full run of the place and so that we could see them at all times...a plan is always good...

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