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If you have the Peloton mat, it fits nearly perfectly around the edges in the same rectangular shape when assembled. Very efffective, and imo it actually didn’t look terrible! Not sure it would work if you had a big floor fan if you wanted it within the enclosed space, but we use a clip on fan so it was fine. Now we also have a WaterRower for CITYROW, and we’ve used the fencing to partition off a corner of our basement, so it doesn’t look as clean now. Let me know if you want to see a pic of our current setup.
My 10 month old does this exact thing. She loves all the noise the metal vent makes when she bangs it on the wood floors. I swear she can pull the vents up and out with one swipe. We have an Evenflo Versatile Play Space and I use two sections to block off the vent area in a V shape. Someday we'll get around to just screwing all of the vents into the floor, but that hasn't happened yet.
When ours was just crawling/standing, we found it easier to get a couple sets of this fencing to create baby safe zones as we slowly found the best ways to fully babyproof the rest of the home.
We used this plastic one for our standard: Evenflo Versatile Play Space https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LTSWND/
It's easy to add/remove panels. We bought 2 sets. We used waterproof mats under it - but since we started by keeping the pen small and feeding him in it, he never had an accident.
It comes with stakes if you need to use it outside
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This one is great. It has spikes that can pop put the bottom for outdoor use. My baby is nearly 10mo, pulls up on it all the time, and we haven't had an issue. You can also open it easy.
Not the guy you're replying to, but I'm pretty sure he means the same one I was using for mine:
I had two, after she outgrew the playpen bit they turned into fences to protect stuff around the house.
We have been using this one, and it’s worked well. We keep it in the living room, she hasn’t been able to escape yet but I think it may be coming, she’s 15 weeks old and a trouble maker!
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Clips for sure. If you want cages you need to buy different pedals anyway I think.
As far as pet safety, I’d either put it in a room where they can’t get to it or maybe put a little toddler-proofing gate thing around it. (I’ve seen people do this to keep kiddos away.) Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LTSWND/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_MBKH67BEVG20F6TSKBDF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Is the problem that you prefer to be inside or that you don’t have a space for him to run outside? I bought two play pens (you can connect them together) and would throw them up outside wherever I needed to so my toddler can run wild and I can still be productive on my laptop lol
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That was a tough age for me! I ended up doing shorter workouts because he just wasn't happy in there for very long. Another option is to get baby gates, put down some foam pads and hope more space helps.
get yourself one of these
Kind of a life saver being able to have her in this while I make her food in the kitchen. Having those precious few seconds away but knowing they're safe are going to be key in your mental state in the long run
We have friends of friends who had triplets around when my big gherkin was born.
All I know is they swear by a giant baby gated play area. Evenflo Versatile Play Space, Indoor & Outdoor Play Space, Portable, 18.5 Square Feet of Enclosed Space, Cool Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LTSWND/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GCDGFbFJ1C3GD
They bring it everywhere they go (the kids are now almost 3) because it’s the only way mom can wrangle them while taking older siblings to soccer / going to a friends house for a barbecue.
Yeah, I think I know the kind you’re talking about. Depending on layout if the room, a baby playpen gate around the front of the water heater might be an option (Evenflo Versatile Play Space, Indoor & Outdoor Play Space, Easy & Quick Assembly, Portable, 18.5 Square Feet of Enclosed Space, Durable Construction, For Children 6 to 24 Months, Cool Gray (maybe something like this or a little smaller - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LTSWND)
Alternatively you could just buy a piece of 2x4, rip it into two 1x4s and make a small housing for the knob. It’s a PITA but it’s pretty inexpensive and might be fine until your kiddo is old enough to be taught not to touch that knob
People always talk about how important baby-proofing is. Lock the cabinets with the cleaning supplies, cover the outlets, secure the furniture - this is all REALLY important. What they tend to gloss over is how to toddler-proof the house to keep the HOUSE safe from the toddler.
You can't expect to get very far by gating a toddler IN to something, but you might have some luck by gating the things you don't want the toddler to get into. For example, the Christmas tree. Sure, it looks ugly, but something like this blocking off the tree is better than picking up a bazillion broken ornaments every day (or even picking up the tipped over tree multiple times a day). It can be frustrating and daunting to really toddler-proof the house, but in my opinion it is SOOO worth it. Yes, it means that you pretty much end up with your living room looking pretty bare. No, it does not stop the cushions getting removed from the couch (I mean you could get a couch that doesn't have removable cushions, but that also makes it much harder to clean, so I prefer just picking up the cushions).
I'm not sure what this says about me as a parent, but my kid is generally gated out of our kitchen (where our cat's water bowl is), unless me or my husband are actively in the kitchen (we just move the water bowl). Things are better now, but for a while blocks/toys with a lot of pieces were "special occasion" toys, but otherwise out of reach (don't get me wrong, they got played with multiple times a week, but if I wasn't in the mood to pick them up, I wasn't offering them - this actually made them more special and fun for my kid).
Obviously, toddlers still get into everything and leave a path of destruction wherever they go. Taking my child to anyone's house that isn't toddler proofed is...not fun (dear MIL, please please please can you just move the antique glass baby doll in its very fragile wooden cradle off the floor in the living room BEFORE we come over? PLEASE?). I'm still doing nightly clean up after a really fun, easy, and stress free (lmfao NOT) bedtime routine, so I feel you there. I'm holding out hope that ONE DAY my child will be old enough to put their own toys away (and other days I consider just letting my child have their wish of the tablet being their only toy). One day, we'll get there. Maybe.
This I hope hope hope this is it. That she is like a few snarkers including my self that thought it was just teaching them to stay on a blanket for play time. Like not letting the toys get off the the carpeted play area and then using rewards and praise. Though logically that seems to be losing battle and it would only work well if you were doing something more extreme.
I just used an enclosed play yard in a rectangular shape or a pack n play full of toys
baby thunder dome.
Have you looked into putting him into a pack and play or one of those octagon play pens (https://www.amazon.com/Evenflo-Versatile-Play-Space-Cool/dp/B072LTSWND/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=octagon+playpen&qid=1624900913&sr=8-11)
This way he's corralled and can be entertained with toys you throw in there, but not free to escape while you take some well deserved you time.
Neglecting yourself does not make for a happy baby. If he cries and screams, let him. Take that time for yourself
My youngest hated not being able to move around. I found what I call the baby prison and he was so much happier. Maybe it'd help.
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Not pretty, but maybe buy some pool noodles (my husband was able to buy black ones online) and depending on the window sill size/shape either cut them in half or cut a slit in them and fit them over the sill and reinforce with tape.
Another option would be blocking the windows entire with a long gate something like https://www.amazon.com/Evenflo-Versatile-Play-Space-Cool/dp/B072LTSWND/ref=sr_1_5?crid=33D1OO7NYAOSI&keywords=play+pen&qid=1656625283&sprefix=play+pe%2Caps%2C780&sr=8-5 this and you just open it all the way?
Can you put up a baby gate play yard for the time being and Just make go along the fire place? Evenflo Versatile Play Space https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LTSWND/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8G1J69KKTTYHTHEMMTD3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Get a baby fence and place it around your setup. We did it with our 1 year old and works great so far.
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Put this around the stereo. Will work until 2-3 or so, depending on the kid. That’s what I did. Cones still intact.
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I had to use my only bathroom for my new cat.
I kept the litter box in the bathtub inside a cardboard box with the tub drain closed.
I took the box out when I showered.
I kept a handheld vacuum in the bathroom to pick up scattered litter.
I used a disinfectant spray cleaner safe for Pet to spray the shower floor.
I didn't take baths until the cats were introduced.
I also showered only when absolutely necessary. Otherwise, I did sink baths or showered at the gym. But I'm lucky enough to not have that onion like or stinky vanilla BO that some people do.
You can also buy tall indoor pet or baby pens with a gait for indoor use like this one...
Evenflo Versatile Play Space
FELIWAY MultiCat Calming Diffuser was a huge help too.
I bought two multicat. One for the living room and the other for in the hall near the bathroom.
I also bought the regular Feliway for inside the bathroom for helping the new cat adjust.
It may only take a week, so be willing to sacrifice your bathroom to avoid a premature introduction. One bad fight can lead to years of fighting.
Try alternating nights between the new cat and Louie.
Remember, this separation or base camp is not just about preventing a fight. It's about helping your new cat adjust and feel safe.
At least setup a corner with a gait or some type of barricade to keep the new cat from view and Louie from jumping in.
Give the new cat as much space as she had at the shelter but knowing she will get time to free roam while Louie is in the bathroom.
If Louie's box is in the bathroom then you may need to keep Louie in there and the new cat in the barricaded space. Or move Louie's litterbox now before you bring the new cat home so he gets used to the idea of his box being somewhere else.
You don't want the new cat to have access to the whole apartment at the beginning. It may feel overwhelming.
If you leave your apartment be sure to separate the cats until they are introduced.
If the door or carpet gets scratch used that wide double sided tape on the door and place a heavy duty entry rug on either side of the door.
You will definitely need 2 litter boxes going forward. The box is the definition of "mine" for a cat. Having a 3rd box early on may be a good idea. But in a small space that can be difficult to do permanently.
I used 3 boxes at the beginning and we are down to 2... now that everyone knows who's is who's. Now the girls use one for poop and one for pee. I may try one extra large box since they are sharing already in a sense.
We have these guys.
When she was just crawling, we just did a big half circle up against the wall in our living room, it was an easy way to give her lots of space but still keep an eye on her. Once she was really moving and pulling herself up, we used a baby lock to attach it to a baby gate, then went straight across the "entrance" to our living room and behind our couch. So now she's basically trapped in our living room that is pretty much always baby proofed, so if I need to run and grab something or go to the bathroom quick I feel safe leaving here there for a minute.
She's almost 2 now and gets free roam of the downstairs, but because of the way we did it, she likes to stay near the living room, mainly because that's where the toys are, but I think she's comfortable there.
Look into pool gates! Or a playpen like this.. How tall does it need to be?
What we used and it worked really well until they just learned not to touch any of it. One of them learned quickly...the other one...not as quickly. lol
You can get one of those play yards like this https://www.amazon.com/Evenflo-Versatile-Play-Space-Cool/dp/B072LTSWND/ref=sr_1_4 The panels separate so you can make it as wide as needed. They work quite well and are easily moved.
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In the living room
Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30 Travel System
Graco SnugRide Click Connect 30 travel system
(We'll probably have the stroller in the car most of the time)
Evenflo Versatile Play Space, Cool Gray
(Usually comes with a sixth panel, but we wanted to save space until we needed to add it)
Our room sharing set up
Bassinet was handed down to us all put together, and I can't find a link sorry!
Night Lights for Kids, VAVA Baby Night Light, Bedside Lamp for Breastfeeding, ABS+PC, Touch Control, Timer Setting-Pink
Ubbi Money Saving, No Special Bag Required, Steel Odor Locking Diaper Pail, Gray
Honeywell Mistmate Ultrasonic humidifier
Munchkin Laundry Hamper with Lid, Grey
Super Strong Folding Step Stool - 11" Height - Holds up to 300 Lb - The lightweight foldable step stool is sturdy enough to support adults & safe enough for kids. Skid resistant and open with one flip
Her side in my closet
South Shore Litte Smiley's Changing Table, Chocolate
GAGAKU Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer - Baby Shower Basket Portable Nursery Storage Bin Car Storage Basket for Wipes Toys Tote Bag
Munchkin Warm Glow Wipe Warmer
mDesign Soft Fabric Dresser Drawer and Closet Storage Organizer Set for Child/Kids Room, Nursery, Playroom, Bedroom - Rectangular Organizer Bins with Textured Print - Set of 4 - Linen/Tan
mDesign Soft Fabric Dresser Drawer and Closet Storage Organizer, 8 Section Divided Bin for Child/Kids Room, Nursery, Playroom, Bedroom - Textured Print with Solid Trim, 3 Pack - Gray
Modish Labels Baby Nursery Closet Dividers, Closet Organizers, Nursery Decor, Baby Girl, Deer, Floral Antlers, Flowers, Woodland
AmazonBasics Kids Velvet Hangers - 30-Pack, Pink Polka Dot
For the kitchen
Philips AVENT Microwave Steam Sterilizer
Boon Bundle Feeding Set
Gourmia Jr. Single Baby Bottle Sterilizer and Warmer, Digital Display, Dishwasher-Safe Removable Parts, JBW150, ETL-Certified
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Rustic Wood Frame Gray Felt Letter Board 10x10 inches. 440 White & Gold Letters, Months & Days Cursive Words, Additional Symbols & Emojis, 2 Letter Bags, Scissors, Vintage Stand. by whoaon
Fisher-Price Auto Rock 'n Play Sleeper, Aqua Stone
Fisher-Price Bath Tub, Rainforest Friends
Basically put the desk area in a play yard. Either get those plastic panels or make your own. https://www.amazon.com/Evenflo-Versatile-Play-Space-Cool/dp/B072LTSWND/ref=sr_1_10_a_it
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I have this one. Works great!
Evenflo Versatile Play Space,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072LTSWND?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share