Last week, I gave in and bought Henry a baby cage…
It is actually a little fenced hexagon, but I can’t help but think of it as a little cage for my baby. We put squishy tiles on the floor, decked it out with a baby gym, and placed it near the sliding glass doors. Comfy, fun, and sunny.
I decided to buy the baby cage because every time I sit on the floor with Henry, Dana the dog wants to play with us. She nuzzles her wet doggy nose in my face and paws me with her too-long nails. I don’t think she’d ever hurt Henry on purpose, but she weighs 45 pounds to Henry’s 15 pounds. Not a fair fight.
I like that Henry has a place to play on the floor. He wiggles and coos at the ceiling. Plus, he’s recently gotten very good at rolling over from his back to his belly… and then screaming in frustration because he can’t flip back over.
I just wonder, how long will Henry tolerate his baby cage? And when he needs more room to roam, what do we do about the dog?