Sunday, July 7, 2013

DIY Baby Gate

Ok, as many of you know we moved into a bigger place. I love it! However, we needed baby gates for my daycare. Have you bought a baby gate recently? They might as well finance them! They are expensive. So I got creative and made my own. I bought two shower curtain rods, good 'ol Walmart! Used a recycled flat sheet and voila... two baby gates that are definitely little kid proof, and because we rent, no holes in the walls!

Oh, and no ugly white clunky metal thing leaning on the walls after daycare hours, they roll up and tuck away in the closet! YIPPEE!!

11 comments:

  1. I like it, I'm going to make this today for my Granddaughter Great idea.

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  2. Thank you! The only thing I would do differently myself is make them a little taller! Good luck you should share pic's of yours!

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  3. what if they stand on it? i have a 9 monh old that likes to scoot on everything lol

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  4. Well, my shower curtain rods are pretty strong. I would suggest making it taller. You can customize these for your particular space. I do home childcare and I have in my care three 2 yr. old's that like to test their limits as well. I actually had to make one of mine taller, so they couldn't try. Remember also that this type of gate should never be used at the top of stairs only floor level or at the bottom of stairs.

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  5. awesome to find your execution of this! I had this idea while trying to think of a solution for my house the days I will be watching little ones- good to know it will work before I even start! thanks for the tip of making it taller!! :)

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  6. I may try to make something like this to see if I can deter my dog from going up the stairs. Thanks for the idea. Also, if I actually do make one, can I link back to your blog from mine?

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  7. Did you run into any issues with them trying to pull the side to squeeze thru there? I have a very smart 15 month old. We had a store bought one like this 9yrs ago for my oldest, and it had bars that ran down the side. Unfortunately that one isn't wide enough in our new house and I'm wanting to try this idea.

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    1. I made one and if you make the fabric tight enough they can't slide it to squeeze through.

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  8. Did you just sew the sheet around the curtain rod? How did you use 2 sheets? Sorry. I have a 9 month old and I'm 34 weeks pregnant with prego brain.

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  9. Love your creation, but I'm afraid I'm not much of a sewer. Is there a No-Sew variation you can suggest?

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