Jul
8
2010

The staircase is not the place for…

sleeping! If you are a smart parent, you will NEVER let your kid sleep on the stairway! Being a first time mother I was ‘a little bit’ stupid then, I did not get any child safety gates at all for our home. Back then, Ethan was afraid of plush toys. I placed dinosaur and lion plush toys at the sides of the stairway thinking that they will scare him away. True enough, whenever he crawled towards the staircase and saw those animals, he will back away. 
But on one particular day he overcame his fear and unknowingly to me, he had ventured half way up the staircase and fell asleep there. My heart skipped a beat when I saw him sleeping there like that! After placing him in his baby cot I immediately browsed for stairway gates.
It is always better to be safe than sorry. If you are about to welcome a baby into your home, make sure you baby proof your house. Check for sharp corners, tangling hazard wires and don’t ever forget your baby gate!

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    Wah…Ethan so tired. Anywhere also can sleep. hahaActually, the stairgate is useless at my home. It can be quite dangerous too when the kid shake and pull. The whole thing might toppled down and crush them. I have them but did not use them.

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    last time i had a wooden stairgate..

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    Dunno why kids love doing that. Never mind, they usually will be ok. Chinese say – fall down, then only will grow bigger! Hahahahaha!!!!

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    Wow so young and tender age trying to learn to be the 'fall guy stunt man'? Seems like Ethan can sleep in whichever, whatever, however position haha.

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    whoa very dangerous one! my lil bro last time really tergolek u noe. lucky he's fine. :(

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    Sorry to say but he looks kinda cute like tat XD

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    wah.. really can sleep everywhere…I don't hv stairgate and put dinasour pic which he scared on the staircase.. it works.. :)

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    hahahhahah…he is cute, but of course it is dangerous! I think kids just love to sleep on the stairs? I remember i read before, one mummy's kid love to sleep on the stairs and drink his milk.

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    Wah…. very adventurous kid, cool boy! Mommy's heart must have fell off to the ground at that very moment when you found him dangling on the staircase. LOL!^-^Have a wonderful weekend!

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    haha… that is so cute… so he is now immune with those scary toys…how about real one LOL just kidding…just thinking how ethan will react after seeing a live snake in the stairway hahaoh yeah stair gate is a good idea.have a great day Merrynby the way.. im still wondering i cannot comment in your crafty crafted blog…when i tried to click the submit button twice, it will just give me an error stating "duplicate comment detected"

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    aisehh.. why sleep at there le.. http://www.keeyit.com

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    lol, crawl until half very tired jor XD but good he didn't get hurt

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    naughty ethan, beat pet pet …

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    look like Ethan is quite tired this few days.. PLEASE dont tell me that he wake up straight 230am in the morning to watch football. i will "pengsan" immediately infront of my laptop.

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    omg??? crawl halfway, tired then sleep ah? haha poor boy!yes… safety gates…. very important!!!!!!!!!!!I have one top and bottom.

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    did he purposely climb up there to sleep?? or too tired climbing and fell asleep??yeah, agree, household safety is very important especially if you have toddlers at home..

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    with kids around, we should be very alert.

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    Deja vu!! How come I got the feeling I read this post before? Is this a new post? I have read this and saw this photo before!! What's happening?!!!

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    Foong – I said "Back then…. " means this happened last time. My fault oso lah.. forgot to put the clause there "recycled pic" :( Just trying to send the message of using baby gates which I have not been using until today :P

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    Yes, now my baby is very active and started to crawl around I need to install the gate at the staircases.

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    Ethan, has Mummy been making u do too much craft whole day long until you are that tired????? Tell Aunty Chin nee, ok!

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    having safety gates can really prevent any harm to your kid…good post merryn!

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    so cute, luckily he didn't fall.

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    OH, OK lucky u explained it. If not, I would be puzzled for my whole life! LOL!

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