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    Default Playpen escape artist, help!

    My 18 month old son has just figured out how to break open his JollyKidz playpen panels. We've got two full sets (32 panels) making up the one pen. Has anyone got at suggestions to stop him escaping (and the dog getting into his toys)? Thanks!

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    Sorry, can't help. My 2yr started escaping at that age from a similar style playpen. We changed to a wooden one but he could still move it around.

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    Childproof the house. We've never used a playpen instead we have gates that keep the children confined to the family, kitchen and meals area. They can't get thru the gates

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    He's tall enough to open the sliding door to the back patio, and otherwise our kitchen and living areas are open plan. And that won't keep the dog out of the toys on the floor of the play pen. I also use the play pen to let him eat snacks without the dog joining in.

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    Any way to lock the patio door? So he can't open it

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    Honestly, once kids start breaking out of playpens, it's time to start training them for safety instead (and train the dog not to eat bub's toys while you're at it). It's a giant pain in the butt, but really the only thing to do at this point.

    As for the patio door, we had a similar problem: my FIL suggested we pop a wooden bar (broom handle, curtain rod, etc) into the groove of our sliding door so it couldn't be opened all the way. That way we can keep DS from wandering out but we can still get fresh air.

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    Zeus is a 6yo Labrador - I may as well try and train him to be yellow instead of black! Sounds like I'm in for a few busy months!

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    I put cable ties around each pair of panels and that seems to have done the trick

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