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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 25, 2013 01:09 AM
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by Lauren last modified Mar 24, 2013

Avery turned 8 months old yesterday! This past month has been marked with a lot of drool. Drool, some fussiness and yet…no teeth. But most of the time, she’s still a happy girl. A happy girl, who, is crawling all over the place and quickly testing out our “phase one” baby proofing efforts. Originally, we were going to design and build our own baby gate (of course we were). But then, y’know…we ended up buying the least ugly one we [...]




 

 

Avery turned 8 months old yesterday!

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This past month has been marked with a lot of drool.

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Drool, some fussiness and yet…no teeth.

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But most of the time, she’s still a happy girl.

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A happy girl, who, is crawling all over the place and quickly testing out our “phase one” baby proofing efforts.

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Originally, we were going to design and build our own baby gate (of course we were). But then, y’know…we ended up buying the least ugly one we could find on Amazon that could be here in two days. (Ours is this one from North States.) It was a little fussy to install, but we’ve been happy with it so far.

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Aside from removing things at her level and consolidating all the media equipment into the new cabinet, we identified any sharp corners that might be an issue. So far, only the fauxdenza has been a concern so we added foam tape to the outside corners. (I was skeptical at first, but it blends in with the cabinet pretty well.)

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Oh, and the dog bowls. Fortunately, Bailey is not one to ever leave a morsel of food in his bowl, so we don’t have to worry about that. But she has figured out how to splash the water and pull the food bowl out. This one’s not so much a safety concern as it just gross.

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So…the loft ladder. Fortunately, there’s no way she could fall through it so the only dilemma would be how to keep her from climbing up it. We thought we had plenty of time to figure that puzzle out…

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…and then she started pulling up on it. We’ve barricaded it with certain non-elegant options (Pack ‘n Play, laundry basket, large golden retriever), but need a better long-term solution. The tricky part is that Kyle and I still need to be able to go up and down the ladder easily and the barn door still needs to slide between the ladder and wall.

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(Ugh, this pulling up thing is stressful…just enough strength and coordination to get on two feet, but not enough to be stable. Makes me want to put her in a padded suit and helmet!)

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The only thing we haven’t been able to baby proof is Bailey. (Sorry, buddy.)

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At least he makes for a soft landing.


 

 

 
 
 

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