While my initial, temporary solution to keeping her safely confined in the family room was somewhat useful, it had its flaws. The baby gate, while great at keeping her from leaving the family room, it was not so great at keeping her off the baby gate (and potentially falling, especially hurting herself on the wine nook). So, pictured above, the double whammy is what we’ve resorted to for now. It combines the ingenuity of two clever, practical yet imperfect solutions.
Barricade to Mischief Update
My baby is a magnet to this general area of potential danger – steps up to the kitchen, little wine nook, and now, the baby gate itself. Here’s a little back story on the issue: