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Old 11-20-2014, 12:26 PM   #26
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Careful, that's not PC.
Yeah, I find I am less and less of that as I get older, too.
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:18 PM   #27
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I had a kid who was bloody awful for both climbing & escaping. By the time he was two, I was ready to trade him in for a more sedate model.

Alas, the warranty had expired.

Then he grew up & it got much, MUCH worse.
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Old 11-20-2014, 04:26 PM   #28
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When DS2 was little we had no drier in the house and used a clothes line. There were a few times I turned the playpen over and set something heavy on top of it so I could hang clothes out. This was after he learned to climb out. I put DS1 in with him so they didn't hurt themselves on the catuses.
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We had had a portable playpen for the kids that could double as a crib - something like these:
http://www.toysrus.com/family/index....goryId=3225353

We'd bring it to the grandparents if they were babysitting.

I don't know about your area, but around here there usually are "I've Outgrown It" sales where parents sell off gently used clothing, strollers, furniture, toys, etc. We bought the majority of our baby/toddler items at those and rarely bought retail - we were more then happy to let others pay retail price at Gap, Old Navy, etc and then get it second-hand for a couple dollars after a few wears (and some even unworn with store tags on them still).
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So did we, as well as pass-alongs from friends with children a bit older. Adorable little dresses that had been worn maybe once or twice before being outgrown. MIL had a hissy fit about it. "WELL! I'd never put MY child in hand-me-downs!" Tough noogies, MIL.
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Old 11-30-2014, 05:17 PM   #31
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I had a crib know what it turned into a huge clothes hanger plus if you use a crib your kid never sleeps anywhere else... child 2-3 were pack n play kids they slept in them it was awesome I could take it to grandmas and they would sleep in them there cause it smelt like them it worked
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Based on what we saw while DS and the grand-baby visited, we decided it just isn't worth sinking money into a crib.

DS says that he figures he has about 3-4 months left before the little escape artist will be able to get out of the crib at home.

So we've decided to just invest in industrial size rolls of duct tape. At least enough to last a couple of years.
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How about a extra large dog crate? You know how kids love to play inside, just pad it and play sleepy time. All kidding aside a 2 person dome tent would probably work great and camping inside the house is fun. The back corners can be tied to a bedframe or the top secured to a closet pole for stability.
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How about a extra large dog crate? You know how kids love to play inside, just pad it and play sleepy time.
Even though it's a very practical solution, I think people get arrested for doing that!


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All kidding aside a 2 person dome tent would probably work great and camping inside the house is fun. The back corners can be tied to a bedframe or the top secured to a closet pole for stability.
But this could be a good idea. I could think of several possible variations which might work. Thanks!
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