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need baby gate recs for a monkey. . .

cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
I mean climbing toddler. He is driving me nuts. I can't keep him out of ANYTHING right now. I've tried a few cheap ones, but they barely slowed him down. I've looked at a few different ones, but most of them look like the body of it would just be a ladder to him as well.

Any recs, preferably that's not too expensive?

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  • marielle448marielle448 Posts: 1,823Registered Users
    our house is locked up like fort knoxx LOL. Well it was mostly for the dogs and the kids when they were younger (but now the kids know how to work the gate locks, we taught them).

    What worked for us were these vertical bar gates that are extra tall by Summer that we bought at babies r us. They were about $60 a pop but totally worth it and are pressure mounted so no fiddling with any hardware. For our kitchen since it's an extra wide and angled opening we found an online store called Safe Beginnings that had a hinge mounted gate which could be installed at an angle and extended with additional pieces (also vertical bars). The vertical bars prevent the climbers from getting high.
  • SweetPicklesSweetPickles Posts: 850Registered Users
    What worked for us were these vertical bar gates that are extra tall by Summer that we bought at babies r us. They were about $60 a pop but totally worth it and are pressure mounted so no fiddling with any hardware.
    This is exactly the gate I was going to suggest (we have 2, and will likely buy more when we move). It's REALLY tall, and I love the convenience of the hinged door (so many of these gates are a pain to open and close) and the fact that it's pressure mounted. Here's a photo for reference.
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  • Katherine NaomiKatherine Naomi Posts: 49Registered Users
    We have two of these and they're still going strong after 6+ years.
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  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    on the vertical bar ones, I still worry a bit. Is there any way, via wrapping toes around the bars he could get a grip on them? because that's exactly how he got out of his crib, he'd put the bar between his big toe and 2nd toe, wrap his toes around and climb up. m000.gif m002.gif
  • Brown_Eyed_GirlBrown_Eyed_Girl Posts: 1,353Registered Users
    cympreni wrote: »
    on the vertical bar ones, I still worry a bit. Is there any way, via wrapping toes around the bars he could get a grip on them? because that's exactly how he got out of his crib, he'd put the bar between his big toe and 2nd toe, wrap his toes around and climb up. m000.gif m002.gif

    Wow! That sounds painful.
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    We have two of these and they're still going strong after 6+ years.
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    We have these too. Still going strong at 8 years. :thumbright:
  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    cympreni wrote: »
    on the vertical bar ones, I still worry a bit. Is there any way, via wrapping toes around the bars he could get a grip on them? because that's exactly how he got out of his crib, he'd put the bar between his big toe and 2nd toe, wrap his toes around and climb up. m000.gif m002.gif

    you really do have a monkey!!! awesome!
    my baby cant walk yet, thats why its so awesome...
    
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Check out the One Step Ahead catalog.
  • SweetPicklesSweetPickles Posts: 850Registered Users
    cympreni wrote: »
    on the vertical bar ones, I still worry a bit. Is there any way, via wrapping toes around the bars he could get a grip on them? because that's exactly how he got out of his crib, he'd put the bar between his big toe and 2nd toe, wrap his toes around and climb up. m000.gif m002.gif
    Hmm, I don't know how inventive and persistent your little monkey is, but I do kind of doubt it on the one that Marielle & I both recommended. It's made of a smooth, painted metal, and the bars are spaced pretty wide apart. I would *think* it would be hard to get a grip on that surface.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I remember watching an episode of one of the Dilley Sixpack shows with Diane Sawyer several years ago when the kids were small. They were trying to keep them in their playroom, and the kids were climbing over the vertical bar gate using their toes. So they tried putting vaseline on the bars so they would slip, but the kids got over anyway. They tried putting a second vertical gate above the first one, and greasing those bars, and the kids still got out. They ended up putting a third gate on top...that kept them in. LOL...why not just install a door...
  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    medussa wrote: »
    Check out the One Step Ahead catalog.
    thats what i was going to recommend!! i couldnt remember the name of it and i had just thrown mine out. they had a ton of baby gates in there though. and tons of ridiculous things like helmets for babies learning to crawl...and some weird tethers to help "teach" your baby to walk.
  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users
    CGNYC wrote: »


    I was going to recommend one like this too. I'm pretty sure that Babies R Us carries them.

    Good Luck!!! Chas is just starting to climb things (windowsill). I'm dreading it.
  • rosannarosannadannarosannarosannadanna Posts: 109Registered Users
    cympreni wrote: »
    on the vertical bar ones, I still worry a bit. Is there any way, via wrapping toes around the bars he could get a grip on them? because that's exactly how he got out of his crib, he'd put the bar between his big toe and 2nd toe, wrap his toes around and climb up. m000.gif m002.gif

    We used two of them with really good success. It also sounds like you need a Crib Tent or the Crib Tent II. We had to get all of this for my second son who is a little adrenaline junkie. :eek:

    And yeah One Step Ahead should be every Mom's first choice for baby items, they are great. Good luck!
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