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    I’m looking for some good baby gates to start child proofing my house a bit. My little girl is showing signs that she’ll be zipping around on her own soon, so I want to be ahead of the game! There are so many different brands and types of gates…which one or ones do you recommend?


    We had this gate at the top and bottom of our staircase. We hide a wide base and spiral banister so we needed a special set up. It worked really well and was tricky to open (in a good way) so the kids never figured it out. The only issue was that it scraped up our wall a bit but we had it up for almost 4 years straight.


    We had gates at the top and bottom of our stairs.  We had purchased a special kits that could be used with our balutsers without drilling into them –

    We choose wood gates that were more decorative and matched our spindles.  Similar to this one. I’m not sure if this is the exact gate we own but what I especially like about our gates is that you can easily take them off and put them on without removing any hardware.  Very helpful when we have parties, etc…

    For outlets, we bought the cheap plastic ones and then about a 1/2 dozen of this style. I put this style in strategic places (so I could easily plug in a vaccuum for example).  They were expensive but worth it.  There’s nothing worse than trying to pry out those cheap plastic covers.

    For key cabinets (those with chemicals in them) we installed these tot locks which are the same used at our child care center.  They work great!  You do have to drill a small hole in the cabinet but it’s on the inside and we will putty them up when the cabinets don’t need to be locked anymore.  I know hardware stores sell these too.


    Oh, I have definitely been there! I have three children now, but the first one was the toughest. She taught me the most-I learned all my "mommy" tricks from experience because I didn’t think of going onto the internet for advice. I bought most of my stuff from They also have articles about baby safety with tips and everything. It’s definitely worth the read! I wish I had! good luck.


    Something you moms may want to check out to childproof your home.

    I represent a company called Melaleuca and they are driven to provide safe, toxic-chemical free products for your home and for your child.

    Did you know that many of our household cleaners (Lysol, Lime Away, Clorox, Tide, etc.) have harmful/toxic chemicals in them that actually emit or ‘outgas’ toxicity in the air that you and your children, pets, loved ones breathe on a daily basis?  Doesn’t matter that they have a safety cap or not-these noxious gasses seep out anyway.

    Did you know that Johnson’s baby shampoo and similar actually have formaldehyde in them?  It may be written as "Quaternium 15" which is just another name for formaldehyde.  This has been proven to be a carcinogen, cancer causing.

    Would you care to learn more?  I can help you detoxify your home and switch over to a more natural, healthy way of life.

    Feel free to email me at:


    Thank you and stay healthy!

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