Rylan's expanding world..
Written on October 9, 2006 by Kevin.
When Rylan began crawling, we purchased a gate system which has worked out great. It has allowed us to keep him contained and out of arms reach of otherwise bad things.
As the months went on, we slowly pushed out the gate until it had met its limits. We decided over the weekend to go ahead and remove the gate entirely and let him roam the bottom floor of our home. We now have the stairs and kitchen gated off but otherwise, he is able to walk around all that he wants. We have also had to battle with Rylan playing with our entertainment center and with my wife's brilliant idea of using the gate around it, we no longer have to worry about Rylan turning off the TV or pulling on the DVD player tray.
With the expanded freedom, Rylan is in heaven. He now walks around from one side of the room to the other. I don't think he could be much happier. He is beginning to work on running but it seems that his body doesn't always want to cooperate and he ends up tumbling down. He is definitely making quick progress of it though. It's only time before my wife gets to chase him around during the day.