For 3 years now I've been gated in my own home. (Raya's first 6 months she sat like a lump in one place, so those don't count haha) I've been having to step over, around, and through a various maze of child safety protections. I remember at our old house, which had a couple steps down between the living room and kitchen, I would have to walk through THREE gates just to get from my kitchen to my bedroom LOL (only I'm not really laughing---it was super annoying ;-)
At this house it hasn't been quite as bad, and as the girls have gotten older we have slowly removed various gates and child safety devices. But *always* we've had a gate at the top of our stairs to the lower level. It's been 3 years since we haven't had one. I hardly even remember what stairs look like without one anymore! And instinctively I go to open a baby gate when I head downstairs, no mattere where I'm at!
Well you guys, a couple days ago we decided Brielle was ready to go gate free! SWEET FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Eating bananas at the top of our stairs :-)|
....and now Brielle, please don't fall down our stairs ;-)