Lesson from Ivy's Mommy:
You can NEVER turn your back on a 14 month old. Doesn't matter if your house is been baby proofed to the max. They are into everything! Ivy loves to unravel all of the toilet paper, take trash out of the trash cans, turn off the computer and tv, turn the dishwasher switch to heat dry (which is too expensive for this cheapie), pull every wipe out of the wipe case, shred diapers from the basket, throw clean clothes all over the floor, and the list could go on and on and on. Well, today she tried something new. She was sneaky, sneaky and slithered under the baby gate!!! However, she was not coordinated enough to squish her head under so she had to blow her cover when she screamed for my help! Greg and I knew this was bound to happen at some point since our gate had to be mounted about 5 inches above the ground (stupid stairs, I know). Hey, on the bright side the gate worked fully baby proof for about 4 months and now Ivy knows how to go down by herself if she were to get herself completely on the other side. But the thought of her ringing around the rosie right down the stepsies just doesn't sit well with this mama! Oh well, I guess if nothing else I am learning that baby proof isn't ever FULLY baby proof! And... keep your eyes on the kid!