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breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling Heathen parent to my little Wanderer, 7 1/2 , and baby Elf-stone, 3/11!
Originally Posted by minkajane
DS is almost 13 months old. He's getting VERY mobile and the past couple of weeks has been crazy active - he's into everything, pulling papers out of my bag, throwing DVDs around, messing with anything and everything he can get his hands onto. He is now trying to climb the stairs and is also trying to expand his domain to the kitchen, where he heads straight for what he thinks of as his water bowl and crunchy snacks (in reality, cat water and food). I need to do something, I can't keep running after him all the time. I'm wondering if I should get a couple of gates or just get a playpen. I don't think DS would be very happy in a playpen, but it would be a lot easier than trying to keep our decent-sized living room Taylor-proof.
Anna , partner to Chad , mommy to Aidan (10/12/04) and Nate (07/18/06) , and Violet (10/23/07) .
Originally Posted by mamameg
Playpen... ...... I think the key to using it effectively is barely using it at all. We pretty much used it to store toys and she was always intruiged by it because she was so rarely "made" to go in it. In fact, I think she would ask to play in it more often than I would put her in it for my own convenience. .....