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Why We’re Not Getting a Baby Gate

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We recently moved into an amazing, contemporary home. The geometric, on-of-a-kind steps truly bring the entire look of the home together. Such steps are also abnormally wide.

We also have a newly walking baby girl.

My husband and I have decided not to get baby gates. Let me explain why (other than the fact that any nice modern style version I found were not wide enough..)

If we’re not watching our baby to the point where she could go down or up the steps… what else could she be doing during such times? It’s worth thinking about. Do modern day ‘safety devices’ make us [parents] feel ‘ok’ to not watch our babies…

All we do when upstairs is simply close any door of the area we are in and keep her around us, which I feel we should do anyways. And when downstairs we simply watch her. Novel idea.

Now I just have to make sure my Mother doesn’t report us to child services… 😉

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Baby’s First Solids Feeding Solution

"pacifier spoon", "pacifier and feeding device", Spoonifier, "baby first solid foods"When we first started baby Ella on solids at 6 months she was not very excited about it. She would spit out the food or simply refuse it. Call it mothers intuition, but I thought to put the pureed food on her pacifier and it worked instantly. She swallowed all of the food I gave her.

After a bit of Googling I came across the fact that the ‘pacifier-spoon’ method for teaching baby to eat solid foods was recommended by speech therapists/feeding therapists!

Jump ahead, and I am now marketing this concept patent for the patent owner (yes, it was already patented, only a few weeks before I researched patenting the idea myself! What are the odds…)

Check out a video of the Pacifier-Spoon method:

Did you come across this post because you were having trouble getting your baby to eat solids? Let me know [by commenting] how this works for you and your baby!

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