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As Raffi crawled over to the coffee table and started banging on it like a drum, she mentioned it again. She wanted to know where his playpen was, called me crazy, and then talked about how we were doing it all wrong.
It isn’t the first time it happened.
Apparently during my parents’ generation it was very common to put your young children in a playpen to play for hours every day. I know this because almost every mom in my parents’ generation has told me so as they give a sideways glance to my parenting followed by an eye roll.
With attachment parenting and babywearing in your face every day, the playpen is definitely not en vogue. I do use our travel crib occasionally when I have a long shower day and need to wash my hair, but it’s never for more than 10 minutes. I wouldn’t ever want to keep Raffi locked up in a cage to play. I prefer teaching him boundaries and making the house as safe as possible. He pushes his wagon from the kitchen to his play area to the living room area and back again. I love having him explore the whole house. I also find that he learns more playing with a non-toy than most of the toys he has.
I hate the implication from some of these women that I am spoiling my child or that he won’t learn to be independent by not keeping him in a playpen. He is not any more spoiled than he should be, and he is quite independent at times too.
What do you think? Do you use a playpen or do you like letting your children roam free?
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