|One of the gates that worked well.|
Baby proofing for one kid is essential. Baby proofing for triplets is harder, because they teach each other and learn from each other how to get around your best efforts. A triplet household is a testing ground for baby proofing devices. I know what works and, most of all, what doesn't. My kids stayed safe, but it wasn't easy.
Here's my top three, but I wish it only took three.
Door Latches: You need door latches on your refrigerator, your toilet, your downstairs door, your outside doors, and, especially, your kitchen cabinet doors and drawers. You need to prevent sliding closet doors from sliding and figure out how to keep infants out of the toilet while letting grandma's into them.
The kitchen drawers are the most vital to keep little hands out and most of those sold are quickly defied by triplets. I found the only ones that worked were the ones that included metal parts. Plastic, alone, can't withstand much use. Adhesive ones? Yeah, right.
I found the Safety Solutions spring-loaded latch the best.
|Keeping them in or keeping them out?|
Tomorrow: Off to School