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Thread: I bought a cage to put my grandson in....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsylvstr View Post
    In addition to the playpen keeping the children safe, after they got a bit older,we used the playpen to protect our Christmas tree from the little tykes during the holidays!!!!!!
    Hmmm I did that with my older ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    He apologized after he had to watch the baby for a few hours by himself!
    Hahahahaha Caretakers need to use the bathroom and do other things too like cook. Parameters are not a bad thing.
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    Go for it. When mine were toddlers I even bought a harness. One in my arms and one on a leash. I was surprised even 30 years ago what nasty looks I received from total strangers.
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    I would have killed for a harness when my son was little. I took my eyes off him for a few minutes while I stopped to talk to a girlfriend and the next thing I knew he was out in the middle of the street with a truck coming towards him. That was 52 years ago and I still remember that day. It's one of the two times he got his butt smacked. The other was a few years later when he was sitting out in the yard playing with a book of matches and a pile of paper.

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    I have pack and play and when I first put my granddaugher in it with her toys my husband said take her out of that cage...but as soon as he saw how much fun so was having and she was right next to us and when we have her for the day not just a few hour...its so much safer then just letting her have the run of the place. He now likes it...

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    I loved using the harness....so much safer that trying to hold their hands. Some kids like holding hands but others don't I also always used a harness at the beach...and yes I was with him the whole time...but he could play next to me...and not having to fear the tides pulling him out or slippery hands, and with back issues...did not have to bend the whole time.
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryKatherine View Post
    Go for it. When mine were toddlers I even bought a harness. One in my arms and one on a leash. I was surprised even 30 years ago what nasty looks I received from total strangers.
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    I, too, needed a harness for my oldest son. The comments at the mall went from admiring to snarky. What business is it of anyone else? What's important is that the child is safe!
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    That Sounds like a great idea! Gives him more room than the old playpens.

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    I agree they are no different than a crib or the pack n play/play pens. just bigger. as long as they are not used all day long they can be a big help to the mom who needs to keep them safe while she runs to change over a load of wash or run to the bathroom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stablemom View Post
    Not really! It's a play yard super yard...it's really just a bunch of panels like baby gates that connect into a circle and it contains him in that space. Away from anything dangerous like the fireplace, tv, stairs, cords. He has been crawling for about 2 weeks, and is also pulling himself up to standing and trying to walk along the table ,couch etc. He is into EVERYTHING! so this will give us a respite and him a safe place to play close to us when we are too exhausted to chase after him.



    I really have to figure out how to upload pictures and show you folks my projects and GS and stuff.
    My neighbor has one that she lets her son play in out in the yard. With the play pen he has room to play and not feel totally caged. Wish I'd had one when my kids were little.
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