ISO Playgrounds for 12-18 month olds
When my Philly was about 13 months old, she was still so wobbly on her feet and would sometimes be so uncoordinated that she'd miss the handrail that she was reaching for. I was constantly nervous at the playground when she was that itty bitty. The gaps between the handrails on the stairs can be large enough for her to fall between. Sure enough, she was about 5 steps up, heading toward the slide, and she reached for the handrail, missed grabbing it, then fell through the space between the handrail and step. SPLAT!
Lisa, thank you for your question:
What are the best Portland public parks for very young toddlers -- say, 12 to 18 months old? Are there any that have fun play equipment geared for tiny kids just beginning to walk? I 've got a 14-month-old who's almost walking and who loves to clamber all over everything. We've been to several parks, and most of the play structures are for kids a little bit older (maybe 2 and above). (Of course there's usually a baby swing, which is good.) The structure at Laurelhurst is our favorite so far when it's not too busy -- the slides are low enough for him to go down by himself. Any other suggestions?
Mamas, have you found a great playground for your 12- to 18-month olds?