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I dug out (literally) my sewing machine again a few days ago. My little ZuZu has been on the move lately. She hasn’t quite got the hang of crawling on hands and knees, but she’s getting to be a pro at the Army crawl. She’s been moving herself around like that for about a month, and she’s not quite 6-months-old!!!! Too soon, baby. Too soon. This DIY baby gate came out of necessity.
With my curious little mover, I needed to find a way to keep her contained, namely, from crawling into the kitchen/craft room. It’s dangerous, even to adults. So a gate was much needed. I wanted something that could come down easily, be washed easily, and would be inexpensive.
I did a search on Pinterest for DIY baby gates and came across some FABULOUS fabric baby gates
. It’s important to remember that these gates aren’t as sturdy as the plastic ones, so please don’t use for the top of stairs
. However, I think they would be fine for doorways, or even the bottom of stairs. They likely aren’t completely childproof, but they should slow them down a bit. Be sure to keep little ones supervised to prevent any accidents.
I wanted something to slow her down and keep her out of the kitchen, and I think this will work quite nicely. I just used some fabric and ribbon I already had on hand, and I bought the Command Cable Hooks
to adhere to the wall and baseboard.
I think it should work well. Now I need to make a cover for my bike tire…
What creative solutions did you (do you) use when your kids were small?