You think baby-proofing is a breeze — until you get down to the nuts and bolts (how do you screw in a staircase gate on an angle, anyway?).
When you’re tired of pulling a MacGyver, call Baby Solutions baby-proofing service. Owner Josh Berliant is known for his ability to secure the trickiest of areas (especially stairs and banisters). During your consult, he’ll scout your pad, make a list of recommendations, and install whatever safety measures you decide on — all without resorting to scare tactics.
Berliant’s eagle eye gravitates toward the living spaces you use most, paying special attention to kitchen cabinets, electrical cords, blinds, toilets, doors, tubs, and fireplaces. If you’d rather install the “easy” stuff yourself (furniture padding, outlet covers), he’s happy to sell you the tools you need.
So you can stay in the game — without getting screwed.
Baby Solutions (773-342-2229 or babyproofyourhome.com).
Rachel B. Photo Studio Valentine’s Day Sittings
What: The local shutterbug sits kiddos and expectant mamas down for relaxed, free mini sessions. Purchase photos within one week and get 10 percent off your order.
Why: Grandma deserves a gift from Cupid.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Twinkle Twinkle Little One, 3224 N. Damen Ave., b/t Belmont Ave. & Melrose St. Reservations (required) to 773-472-3000.
Disney on Ice Toy Story 3
What: Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and pals reimagine their movie adventures in an ice-skating show.
Why: The cool set design puts you right in the middle of the action.
When: Wed.-Feb. 13.
Where: United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., at Damen Ave. Tickets at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. Adults and children, $15-$75.
Lollie Winter Clearance Sale
What: Save up to 50 percent on apparel by cutie-patootie brands like Appaman, City Threads, Neige, and Velvet & Tweed.
Why: The $10 and $20 bins are brimming with onesies, leggings, and tees.
When: Thru Sun.
Where: 1312 Chicago Ave., at Dempster St., Evanston (847-328-7303).
Photo: Rob Friesel / Flickr