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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 04:48 AM   11
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We have a large living room/diner so had a gate on our livingroom door. Now ds is 3 and uses the big boy toilet we have moved it to the kitchen. It is mostly left open unless I am cooking/cleaning out there or if i go upstairs to shower etc.. as you just never know.
Ds can open the gates if he really wants too but luckily does not as we told him its for mummys and daddys only.
It will eventually go back on livingroom door once no2 starts crawling. Dh then worrys ds will open the gate for her though, or forget to close it after himself :/ fingers crossed he learns to keep his lil sister safe



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 09:05 AM   12
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As far as babyproofing, we used babygates at the top of the stairs to prevent falling down the stairs. I had it set back a bit from the top of the stairs, though, just in case they pushed it hard enough to knock it down it would fall to the ground, and not them and the gate falling down the steps. All outlets had the plug covers. We tied up the cords to all blinds to keep them completely out of reach, same as Scout had mentioned about risk of hanging from the cords. I moved all chemicals/cleaners to upper cabinets out of reach. All knives, and sharp items out of reach. We didn't use cabinet locks, because DS1 figured them out the first day we installed them. Little stinker. I just made sure there wasn't anything in the lower cabinets he could hurt himself with. The drawer locks worked pretty well, and they couldn't figure those out, so we used those probably until around age 3. No fridge or oven locks, we just taught them not to touch those.



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2017, 11:07 AM   13
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My DD is 13 months but has been walking (and getting into things) since 10 months. We have a baby gate around our wood stove, and safety clips on the kitchen cabinets and drawers that are low enough for her to get into (only because i got tired of putting everything back in it's place several times a day). We also keep the bathroom door shut so she can't get in there. We have a high shelf where cleaners go.



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2017, 01:31 AM   14
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I forgot to add that outlet/socket covers seem like a good idea in the USA but in the UK we have a different system (three pin) which is already designed with a safety feature. Socket covers for the UKs three pin system are actually NOT recommended because they can damage the inbuilt safety mechanism making the socket dangerous for future use. They also bypass the safety mechanism meaning that when trying to remove the covers, or if the covers are improperly fitted you are actually at an increased risk of electrocution.



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Old Mar 2nd, 2017, 04:26 AM   15
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I forgot to add that outlet/socket covers seem like a good idea in the USA but in the UK we have a different system (three pin) which is already designed with a safety feature. Socket covers for the UKs three pin system are actually NOT recommended because they can damage the inbuilt safety mechanism making the socket dangerous for future use. They also bypass the safety mechanism meaning that when trying to remove the covers, or if the covers are improperly fitted you are actually at an increased risk of electrocution.
You can actually buy these new ones now which my husband wants to get which have a key lock on them so they cant be snapped off and make it dangerous. Tbh we never used them as all our sockets are hidden behind furniture etc.. but in dd's room they are exposed. Of course this wont be an issue for a long time yet but the new type is one we are considering



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2017, 04:07 AM   16
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It is a joy seeing my baby grow up and starts to create milestones of babyhood. Talking, recognizing, and crawling. Along with that are also safety concerns especially when baby starts to become a little explorer in the house. As early as now, I want to be ready. Childproofing the house and as part of that, I am trying to select the good baby safety gates. This baby gate would help me create a safe zone for my baby to play and explore. It is a joy seeing my baby grow up and starts to create milestones of babyhood. Love our Munchkin Baby Gate. Itís style blends perfectly with the bottom of our staircase. I will always recommend them to friends.



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