When my oldest daughter was a baby I had a regular playpen to corral her in when I was trying to clean up or there was something out she shouldn’t get into. Sometimes I also used it so she could play in one area or take a nap. Whatever the reason she was in there one thing is for sure: she was always safe.
As she got older the need never arose for her to use a baby gate and by the time we lived in a two-story townhouse there wasn’t a need. As I had more children – three, to be exact – we moved into a home and used the most interesting things (think couch pushed in front of entryways) to keep the toddlers out of the kitchen during cooking or from entering a room where they could get into something to hurt themselves.
It probably would have been a good idea to tap into KidSafe, which is a great place to learn about and purchase Baby Gates and Child Safety Gates. If you need it, be sure to keep your baby safe with a safety gate.
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