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Tunneling Her Way Out

Baby L has become quite the little Houdini on 4 limbs.  She's fast and she'll wait until someone is not watching before executing a masterful little escape.  Where is she escaping from? Mostly the rug area where all of her toys are, and where we've sort of "fenced" her in with bench ottomans and the couch and recliner. 

One of her favourite things to do once she's free is to find places to tunnel into.  She likes to crawl between our legs, and between the legs of the dining chairs.  She likes to be under the dining table.  She also enjoys crawling beneath the clothes-drying rack.  Once, she wormed her way beneath the exersaucer and promptly got stuck.  Hubbs had to rescue her, and let me tell you, it was more challenging than you think because the space is actually not that large and the clearance was pretty low; he had to be careful not to hit her head as he wiggled her out, bottom first.

Inspired by her love of tunnels and by Mama In the City's post on her kids' play tunnel, we high-tailed it to IKEA and bought a BUSA Play Tunnel for a whopping $14.99.  Yes, kids, it was only $15!

Baby L loves this thing.  She is now tunneling her way in and out of the rug area through this tunnel, and having the time of her life.  Granted, she still wants to make her way through our legs and between chairs but at least she has a dedicated space to crawl, that's contained.  Now we just have to get her some tumbling mats, set up her baby tent, and we're set! =)  

Of course, at the cost of our home looking like a residence for grown ups...


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