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I know we joke about Juliana's "talents" but this climbing is starting to really become a problem. She has fallen off the couch a number of times in the last few days and smacked the wall a couple of times leaving big lumps on her little head. Watching her means being within arms length or she will be up on something. She not only climbs onto the couches and endtable, she has almost made it over the back of the couch, which could be a major fall. I picked up a Playzone playyard awhile back on craiglist and the lady actually had 2 sets so I got them both. I WAS just using the panels to block off the distance between the couches so she would be contained to the living room, but now I've had to use all the panels and make her a complete enclosure. We've also had to take away all of her climbing aids (toys with any height, baskets that her toys were in, couch pillows, etc). This fix will only buy us a couple more months (at the most) before she'll be over the panels. It's a good thing I happened to buy the playzone instead of the Superyard that everyone has because the superyard has little squares that could easily be climbed. My mind reels at the trouble she'll be able to find once she is loose in the house. I have no doubt that I'll find her on my countertop, climbing the upper cupboards!
Needless to say, my sweet baby is VERY angry with me right now!!
I'm sorry, I didn't think about how my post may freak out some first time mommies . I don't think you really have to worry about this happening to you (my first daughter was not like this) unless you begin to see signs of advanced gross motor skills, combined with complete fearlessness, and impressive perserverance for a baby.
All joking aside, I have found the playyard to be quite useful so if you find a good deal on one, grab it.