Sunday, August 26, 2012

Baby proofing

The return to our home in Taiwan with two movers-n-shakers brought some changes to our multitiered dwelling. We live in a row home with seven (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) stories. Each living space is on a different floor so we are often hoofing it up and down the stairs. This is not a good scenario when two free-range crawlers zip around. The stair wells are essentially open and our first attempt of installing a gate at the top of a stair did not seem safe. Teetering at the top of a flight of stairs, only three of the four connecting points found purchase. The image of a girl pushing the gate over and bumping down the stairs had potential.

Plan B was hatched. We bought a modular baby pen and it stretches nicely across the living room. Both the flight of stairs leading up and down are kept from the wee ones.

The fan also found its way to the outside of play zone. Sage in particular enjoyed the challenge of getting her tiny fingers in between the spaces of wire. A hidden bonus of this set-up is that it gives the girls a good set of bars to practice standing up on. 

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