We started baby proofing our apartment a few months ago and still continue to do so as JD becomes more independent, but I never imagined it would be this hard. We started with the basics, the outlet covers, drawer latches, furniture safety straps, we even traded in our coffee table for a cushy and safe ottoman. Now, JD has become completely bored with the living room and has moved into crawling and cruising in the kitchen (which isn't always the safest place for a very curious baby); so we decided it was time to buy a baby gate, the only problem was our kitchen/dining room entrance is about 9 feet wide! After a few weeks of searching for the perfect gate, I came across the Sure and Secure Super Wide Custom Fit Gate by Summer Infant,which is fully adjustable to fit openings from 70" to 144". So, this weekend we finally bought it and the hubby installed it. Now we just have to wait and see if it will keep JD safely and securely out of the kitchen, except when he's mommy's little sous chef!