I was pretty excited to get home last night, because I knew my box from Target was waiting. I bought a retractable baby gate that I thought would be awesome. Not so much. Here's the baby gate I bought. We have a metal one when Ellie was crawling around and someone kind of broke it and it never worked the same, so we took it out. This one isn't too hard to open, but because of the way our banister is and the baseboards, it doesn't line up right.
My dad and I actually installed it and it looked okay. Ellie and Jack were our little assistants. Ellie could crawl underneath, so when Jack starts getting more mobile, he would definitly do the same. I don't even have an after picture, that is how quick I removed it and put it in the box to return. So, I'm on a mission to find a good baby gate, but not one that is hard to open for adults. I just need something to block these stairs. A half door would be kind of neat, I actually don't need it 'child' proof because Jack won't be able to reach the knob anyways. As soon as he can do stairs, we'll take it down too. I was doing research and saw some cute fabric ones that were homemade, but I think I need something more sturdy for this area.
I'm a 'newer' blogger. I love reading blogs and have to admit I'm a little addicted to some. I'm a Web Designer by trade and love learning new things. I'm a mom to sweet little Elliana and Jack and baby Maya. I have a fun husband who loves his babies. I'm a lucky girl.