Jennifer - posted on 10/12/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )
My youngest daughter (of 3) just turned one 3 weeks ago. She is 21.1lbs 47th percentile 31.75in 99th percentile. So she is very tall and a climber. Our living room is down a step from the rest of the house and she's free to roam the living room, we don't want to have to baby proof the whole house or take away her older sisters little toys and things that she could pull over on herself. We have a gate in front of the the stairs and pull the couch over a bit to block off the other side. She gets stuck in baby jail (playpen) when we are not in the room as she can climb the furniture. Play pen is 3x3ft and 28in deep, she is close to climbing out of the playpen and taking a header on the floor. She cant be left out of the playpen for even a minute if you're out of the room because she makes a bee line for the furniture and I don't want her falling off that either. By the time the older 2 were tall enough to climb the furniture they were old enough to understand and listen to "no", we say it and she constantly mimics it back but hasn't gotten the concept yet. Any ideas on how to keep her safely in so I can go to the bathroom, get housework done and make dinner etc?