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Something’s Missing

Can it be possible? Are we really a gate-free house??

Before:

Note the superyard and the gate on the stairs in the background

After:

Stair Gate: Removed!

Superyard Around TV: Removed!

Those were the last two gates up in the house. We removed the stair gate so that the delivery guys could get the king sized mattress up the stairs. We removed the superyard so the cable guy could get to the TV. The stair gate has been down for 2 days and seems to be going okay. The TV has been “free” for about an hour now. We’ll see how it goes. 🙂

And…there will be a point in time when one more gate goes up. We used a gate across Burke and Maggie’s door when they first moved to toddler beds. Since it worked well, I’m pretty sure that we’ll put one on Logan’s door when the time comes.

Next up: Diaper free house! (whoooo boy.)

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5 Responses

  1. It must feel nice not to have any gates. I can’t wait, but it will be some time before that happens

  2. Done the gates – but still use it on the top of the stairs at night so that someone do not stumble down the stairs half asleep. Busy with the diaper bit….

  3. Congrats on achieving the no-more-gates milestone! :o)

    We’ve used had fewer and fewer roadblocks in the last few months, and I love seeing the kids’ reactions and watching them explore once they realize the changes.

    When did you move from cribs to toddler beds? And what gate did you use? I know we’re headed that way in the next year, and I’m very nervous about it…

  4. Burke started to climb out of his crib (and into Maggie’s – which totally pissed her off 😉 ) right around 2.5, I believe. We were also moving to a new house and didn’t want to move the cribs just to have to change them to their toddler beds within weeks. AND a new baby was coming, so lots of new stuff!

    We started out with a pressure gate, but they knocked it down a few times … and started to climb it (ack!), so we got a tall stair gate that swung open either way. Similar to this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000056JD6/ref=oss_product (except ours is white).

  5. Oh, exciting! We’re just starting to put up a gate and cabinet locks. Jordan and I are both all, “Ew, we have to do this again?”

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