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Old 01-09-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
 
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Default need baby gate recs for a monkey. . .

I mean climbing toddler. He is driving me nuts. I can't keep him out of ANYTHING right now. I've tried a few cheap ones, but they barely slowed him down. I've looked at a few different ones, but most of them look like the body of it would just be a ladder to him as well.

Any recs, preferably that's not too expensive?
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our house is locked up like fort knoxx LOL. Well it was mostly for the dogs and the kids when they were younger (but now the kids know how to work the gate locks, we taught them).

What worked for us were these vertical bar gates that are extra tall by Summer that we bought at babies r us. They were about $60 a pop but totally worth it and are pressure mounted so no fiddling with any hardware. For our kitchen since it's an extra wide and angled opening we found an online store called Safe Beginnings that had a hinge mounted gate which could be installed at an angle and extended with additional pieces (also vertical bars). The vertical bars prevent the climbers from getting high.
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What worked for us were these vertical bar gates that are extra tall by Summer that we bought at babies r us. They were about $60 a pop but totally worth it and are pressure mounted so no fiddling with any hardware.
This is exactly the gate I was going to suggest (we have 2, and will likely buy more when we move). It's REALLY tall, and I love the convenience of the hinged door (so many of these gates are a pain to open and close) and the fact that it's pressure mounted. Here's a photo for reference.
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We have two of these and they're still going strong after 6+ years.
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on the vertical bar ones, I still worry a bit. Is there any way, via wrapping toes around the bars he could get a grip on them? because that's exactly how he got out of his crib, he'd put the bar between his big toe and 2nd toe, wrap his toes around and climb up.

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on the vertical bar ones, I still worry a bit. Is there any way, via wrapping toes around the bars he could get a grip on them? because that's exactly how he got out of his crib, he'd put the bar between his big toe and 2nd toe, wrap his toes around and climb up.
Wow! That sounds painful.
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We have two of these and they're still going strong after 6+ years.
We have these too. Still going strong at 8 years.
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on the vertical bar ones, I still worry a bit. Is there any way, via wrapping toes around the bars he could get a grip on them? because that's exactly how he got out of his crib, he'd put the bar between his big toe and 2nd toe, wrap his toes around and climb up.
you really do have a monkey!!! awesome!
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Check out the One Step Ahead catalog.
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on the vertical bar ones, I still worry a bit. Is there any way, via wrapping toes around the bars he could get a grip on them? because that's exactly how he got out of his crib, he'd put the bar between his big toe and 2nd toe, wrap his toes around and climb up.
Hmm, I don't know how inventive and persistent your little monkey is, but I do kind of doubt it on the one that Marielle & I both recommended. It's made of a smooth, painted metal, and the bars are spaced pretty wide apart. I would *think* it would be hard to get a grip on that surface.
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I remember watching an episode of one of the Dilley Sixpack shows with Diane Sawyer several years ago when the kids were small. They were trying to keep them in their playroom, and the kids were climbing over the vertical bar gate using their toes. So they tried putting vaseline on the bars so they would slip, but the kids got over anyway. They tried putting a second vertical gate above the first one, and greasing those bars, and the kids still got out. They ended up putting a third gate on top...that kept them in. LOL...why not just install a door...
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thats what i was going to recommend!! i couldnt remember the name of it and i had just thrown mine out. they had a ton of baby gates in there though. and tons of ridiculous things like helmets for babies learning to crawl...and some weird tethers to help "teach" your baby to walk.
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We have this one:

http://www.onetinysuitcase.ca/images...resized200.jpg

There's nothing to climb.
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We have this one:

http://www.onetinysuitcase.ca/images...resized200.jpg

There's nothing to climb.

I was going to recommend one like this too. I'm pretty sure that Babies R Us carries them.

Good Luck!!! Chas is just starting to climb things (windowsill). I'm dreading it.
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on the vertical bar ones, I still worry a bit. Is there any way, via wrapping toes around the bars he could get a grip on them? because that's exactly how he got out of his crib, he'd put the bar between his big toe and 2nd toe, wrap his toes around and climb up.
We used two of them with really good success. It also sounds like you need a Crib Tent or the Crib Tent II. We had to get all of this for my second son who is a little adrenaline junkie.

And yeah One Step Ahead should be every Mom's first choice for baby items, they are great. Good luck!
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