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The purchase of the day was this Safety 1st pedal operated gate from Target. We've had three babies, and this is the first gate we've ever had to buy!. Mainly because this is a new house, and the kitchen in the house the other two grew up in was able to be completely shut off. Our concern wasn't that Bryn might touch something hot, but that the door out to our laundry has to be left ajar so Luey can get to the toilet quickly, unfortunately, Bryn is enamoured with doors, and we're deathly afraid he'll get his fingers caught. One of the little boys from our playgroup was temporarily seperated from the tip of one of his fingers recently, after just such an encounter with a door hinge, eeeewww and ouch!

Anyway, in true Baby Bird form, Bryn has spent the last little while since the gate when up, testing it's fortitude, now that he is satisfied about it's "here to stay"ness, he's off playing happily on his mat.

The gate itself was bought because it comes fitted with a foot pedal, requiring adult weight (or full body 5 year old weight) to open, meaning hands free opening for Dave and I if need be. We're encouraging the bigger boys to use the other kitchen door during the day though (at night the other kitchen door remains shuts because opening and closing it disturbs the boys in their room...

The gate has a second advantage, hehehe. It stops bigger boys and girls from making a running circuit through our kitchen/dining/lounge/hall/kitchen - meaning less noise and headaches for us tired old aged buggers...

Comments

katef said…
totally OT for your blog post but OMG! I am IN LOVE with our hats!!!!! Have shown everyone who will stop long enough and have gotten many admiring comments from people down the street! You are so so so soooooooooooo talented!!! And you HAVE to jump on me on MSN so we can sort out the rest of the payment!....

noice gate too... we have had one for forever, not for safety reasons as for santiy reasons as if I turn my back for 2 seconds my house gets destroyed by the twinados.. so we like to confind the destruction to just one or two rooms if we can!

wow long comment hey!
Sif said…
Yay! I'm so happy you like them! LOL, there is no more payment, you were more than generous already :D!!!

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