Let Me Outta Here!

Let Me Outta Here!

Aaaahhhh! The sacred baby gate! What would we do with out them?

Well, Ace is now very mobile and has taken to the stairs. He can go up, but he only knows one way down…tumbling.

So, for his safety (and our sanity) we put up a few baby gates. One at the bottom of the stairs leading upstairs, and one at the top of the stairs leading to the basement.

So now I can check off another baby proofing task. Next task…baby proofing the dog food bowl! Any ideas?


By the way, if any of you out there are questioning which type of baby gate to get I would highly recommend the type that we are using. It is an Evenflo Simple Step Pressure Gate.

Things I like about it:

  • Easy to install…no drilling or screwing into the walls.
  • It is strong…I could not knock it down, so I know Ace can not.
  • It has a swing open door…I can easily open the gate to walk through without having to take the whole gate down every time I want to go up the stairs.
  • Child proof latch…the latch is a bit cumbersome at first, but once you get the hang of it, it can easily be opened with one hand. If Ace gets this thing open he is a genius!

Again, I highly recommend this baby gate. Get more information about this gate at Amazon.com…


  1. jen says:

    well done
    stairs can be mighty dangerous
    we dont have stairs but I remember well putting a barrier up so My Little Man cant get into his brother brothers room
    we also had a kitchen barrier until he decided he could climb over it
    I hope you sort out the dog bowl before Ace does ewwwwwwwwww!!!

  2. Hmmm….somehow my parents raised 4 kids in a house with 3 separate staircases with nary a baby gate and we all lived. In fact, to the best of my memory, the only one to fall down a flight of stairs was my mom. And she was 45 years old at the time.

  3. from what I’ve been reading around these parts, the best way to keep the baby out of the dog food bowl…. put some vegetables in it.

  4. Honeybell says:

    LMAO @ Xbox4NappyRash!!

    That picture is perfect . . . he looks so distressed! Love that gate BTW, our little puppy can climb ours 😐

  5. Joe says:

    I would just make your dog eat outside…unless that isn’t an option. Some other ideas are to get rid of the dog or to let him starve. It is a tough one and I am glad I have a basement where I can leave my cat food out. Good luck man!

  6. momto4kidsny says:

    Awww he is so cute in the picture!! No gates can hold my kiddos. They learned early on how to climb over them.
    Anyways I tagged you! Come and See!

  7. Melinda says:

    So cute. wish I had read this awhile ago when we were searching for the best baby gate. I have been through 2 already and what a disaster, my walls look like swiss cheese up there.

    Adorable pic by the way.