I’m no child psychology expert, but don’t let that deter you from believing anything I say.  Confining children helps them in later life.  It lets them learn about boundaries and barriers.  It teaches kids that the best way to encourage good behavior is to separate them from a negative environment.  (Isn’t that what prison does? Positive space = jail.  Negative space = world.)

Building barriers quells the human desire to see what is on the “other” side.  For example, let’s suppose we have a barrier (in this case, a liquor cabinet) protecting the parents’ best rums (such as Zacapa, Anniversario, Orinoco, Gosling’s Black Seal).  We  know that keeping the liquor inside the cabinet insures that the child will lose their curiosity about the liquor cabinet and not invite their friends over when you’re not home and partake in the spirits and then refill the bottles back to the marked lines with water.  It’s all because of the barrier between child and liquor.  So, in that same frame of mind,  we’ve got a baby cage barrier for Gavin!

He’s a curious little bugger and I am lazy can’t keep my eyes on him all the time.  With all of his mobility and sleight of hand, he catches me off guard.  And I’ve got to race over to wherever he is to save him from chewing up power cords, eating magazine covers, and throwing remote controls.  Plus, there are things in the living room that can seriously hurt him…like unpausing my PS3 game controller and pushing the buttons.  (Ok, that’s me hurting him.  But, the end result is the same. Pain!)

To keep prying fingers out of electrical sockets, mouse traps and open bleach containers, we hope the baby jail will prove to be a formidable obstacle.

Check it out!

Caged Animal Behavior - Pacing

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