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Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting PurpleBama582:" No, I wasn't trying to imply she's abusing her child. She does need to be aware that if someone DOES ... [snip!] ... is too hard. and spray the bars with pam so toes slide down and can't grip the wood(or whatever material the gate is made of). "


I will definately tell her about the pam. Thats a good idea. They are metal bars, so that should work great, and be really easy to clean everyday, so it wont get gross.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting Soon 2B Mom of 2:" I will definately tell her about the pam. Thats a good idea. They are metal bars, so that should work great, and be really easy to clean everyday, so it wont get gross."


Exactly. I hope your friend finds a better alternative, and that the child learns not to leave the bedroom at night. I know it took my older two a LONG time to learn that.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
14th Mar '13

Tbh, i dont see how its any different at all from putting a child proof knob on the inside so he couldnt turn the knob, or a baby gate either. All the same purpose; keeping the baby in the room. The only reason i see to use a baby gate instead is to avoid dumb child abuse/neglect allegations. And IMO if she has the baby moniter and is a heavy sleeper that ot doesnnt wake her up, keeping him in his room until the moniter wakes her up is the safest thing if he is getting into things that could harm him.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
14th Mar '13

Another thing she might try is putting chains or latches at the tops of the doors, and a safety lock on the toilet. I have had latches and chains on the doors of our houses, and I am actually the REASON my grandparents put a pin in their sliding glass patio door.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting PurpleBama582:</b>" Another thing she might try is putting chains or latches at the tops of the doors, and a safety lock ... [snip!] ... chains on the doors of our houses, and I am actually the REASON my grandparents put a pin in their sliding glass patio door. "</blockquote>



Also good ideas.

Hayden&Lilli'smom Due May 10 (girl); 1 child; California 9 posts
17th Mar '13

I had the same problem with my son but I bought a Rly high baby gate n put in his door way..that's the safest n best way to solve the problem =)

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
17th Mar '13

wouldn't putting a baby gate over the door that he can neither open or climb over be in effect the exact same thing as looking the door?