Have you seen this kind of baby gate before?
We first saw something like this a few months ago when we were visiting a friend whose little one is just about the same age as our baby boy. We were so impressed by it that we just had to get our own! Though these plastic linking gates are expensive if you buy them new, (click here to see on Amazon), we were lucky enough to score this entire set at a used toy store for only twenty bucks. What a steal!
These interlocking baby gates have helped us make the transition from sitting baby to crawling baby who can no longer be contained. Have you ever needed to bring in the groceries or take out the trash or take a shower and thought to yourself, What do I do with the baby?! Yeah, you know you have…or you soon will.
When baby can no longer be placed in a bouncer or exersaucer for a few minutes while you tend to adult matters, these baby gates are a lifesaver. They create a safe space where baby can be both entertained and contained. And look how cute they are!
So if you care for a little one who will soon be even more difficult to contain than they are now, take note of these baby gates. They are awesome. Maybe you’ll be able to score a used set like we did. And, hey, maybe you’ll even be able to prepare a real meal now, without a wee one pulling on your leg…wouldn’t that be a treat?!
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In addition to being mama to two sweet little boys and wife to a crazy awesome husband, Christie is a Registered & Licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR/L). She holds a B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Education from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA...Go Bruins!), and an M.A. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC OT). She has experience working as a pediatric OT in early intervention (birth to 3), clinic-based, and school-based settings. Her mission with MamaOT.com is to encourage, educate, and empower those who care for children. Christie loves that she gets to PLAY when she goes to work, is hopelessly addicted to Kettle Corn, and is known for being able to turn virtually anything into a therapeutic tool or activity, from empty food containers to laundry and everything in between. Learn more about Christie and what inspired her to become an OT.
Occupational therapy (OT) is a holistic profession that helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, also known as “occupations”. Some OTs help people diagnosed with disability, injury, or disease. Others help prevent disability, injury, or disease. Because of occupational therapy, people of all ages are able to say, "I can!" no matter what their struggle. Isn't that amazing?!
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