My 14mo son is starting to climb. He will be climbing out of his crib soon, which is a falling hazard. We know we'll need a toddler bed soon.
We live in a 2 floor house, and the upstairs stairwell does not have a place to put a baby gate. Currently, we can leave the door open to his room because he's safe in there.
My concern is when he needs a toddler bed. He will have the ability to get up & move around -- and possible out the door & down a flight of stairs.
Should I put up a baby gate in his doorway? I have heard people say locking children in their room is a fire hazard.
This is not to keep him in his room while we sleep longer, it is to keep him from getting into something he shouldn't -- sleepwalking or night waking and stay safe. His room is fully toddler-proofed, so the baby gate is an ideal solution if it is not a hazard -- but want to see what others have done.
Answer by riotgrrl at 12:29 PM on Feb. 9, 2009
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