Friday, August 13, 2010

The Setup

The layout of our house is very open, which I love!! But while still pregnant I knew these stairs that separate the kitchen from the play area and living room (which is really just one huge room) was going to be a challenge.



We have tried to think of any possible way to baby proof these stairs, but really there is no solution. There is no where to anchor anything on the one side, and they are 16-18 feet long. The longest gate I found on the market was 12 feet. And if, and I mean if I could find a way to anchor on the one side, I would need so many extension kits it would cost around 350++. And speaking of the stairs....she's mastered those! Oh yes, she gets her little 7 month old behind right up all 3 in about 2 seconds. She's quick! And I panic...

But instead of buying a traditional baby jail and keeping this little face (notice the tooth!) locked up...


We created our own :)




 No, its not fool proof and there are ways to get out (hence why we have the pack n play set up for bathroom runs, etc. but she keeps herself pretty entertained in there! She has fun and it gives her plenty of room to play! Sometimes you just have to work with whatcha got right?!

4 comments:

Ann and Chris Armenta said...

Too funny! Another thing you could try which is a little bit more secure for when she decides to take off walking is the Superyard at BRU or TRU. With a coupon it was like 60 bucks and then you can buy the extensions for 25 and it makes a pretty decent area for them to play in. We got one for E and he does pretty well in it, especially since he HATES to be confined.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2266978

Amy said...

lol, we kinda have the same thing set up!!! baby jail :) and the pack n play for things like that too!

Patty said...

Good thinking Lisa!

Amber and Brian said...

Nice! I have one step the goes from our living room to dining room that's like the size of two of those steps together that I'm worried about too. I'll have to try this method. haha