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

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

    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.

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    My daughter bought one of those too. My husband hated it and kept telling to get him out of the cage and watch him like she's supposed too. I thought it was a good idea. What's the difference in that and a much smaller playpen that we put our kids in? I'm sure he'll have fun in there. All the Rugrat's did and my daughter loved that show!
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    I agree, better for him to be safe. Young parents don't realize or care that it is hard for their parents to watch young kids. My Grands are too old now. Great Grands, don't live close.
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    I think a safe place for baby to be is an excellent idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    My daughter bought one of those too. My husband hated it and kept telling to get him out of the cage and watch him like she's supposed too.
    I keep my 13 month old grandson during the day and he is climbing and running everywhere. There is no way I can watch him like 'I'm suppose to' every minute. The cage has saved him from falling off chairs, tables, and the sofa. DH made a comment that it was like a dog pen and he didn't like it. I said I don't care if you like it or not and I don't need your comments about something you know nothing about. He apologized after he had to watch the baby for a few hours by himself!
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    You are lucky your DGS will stay in it. I had a twin sized play pen for my daughter for times I needed her to not be hanging off my legs. (Cooking, running upstairs to get something I needed- why am I even explaining? It's the 'supposed to' thing- boy I would be annoyed at that comment!!)

    She cried every time I put her in it- even though it was full of her favourite toys. I ended up climbing in with her sometimes, which made me look and feel a fool!

    It became a much appreciated gift for someone else. You enjoy yours!
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    is this so different from the playpens of yesteryear? I say yesteryear as I haven't seen one around anywhere in quite some time. They were wonderful....and "dd", I wonder if your husband and most other husbands could get daily household chores finished and watch baby 24/7 as "we" are supposed to do. LOLOLOLOL
    Rather be safe than sorry...........

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    When my eldest GD was a little one we had a dachsund that slept in a cage. The door was always open in case the dog wanted ro go in to rest. Our GD used to crawl part way in. It was the funniest thing.

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    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!!!!!!

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    I had two sets of panels and made a play yard twice as big for my twins when they were babies. the play yard panels were brightly colored had a gate and toys build in.They took over the whole room but were happy for hours on end. It was so big we could go in there too. We also gated off the porch and put special netting in between the porch rails. This made the whole porch safe. All their big toys, ride on, activity table, would be in there also.
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