How to install a baby gate without drilling into the wooden stair banisters. Cut a couple of to the height of the banister, paint,and secure with heavy zip ties. Then just add the baby gate hardware to the new piece of wood.
Monster spray is a GREAT way to help kids. Just use any essential oil scent and water in a spray bottle to ward off monsters under the bed or in the closet. Kids often feel SCARED about monsters, as long as they can smell the monster spray, they are safe!
I see a craft store trip in the near future. (Bottles are aquapod water bottles). For an ocean bottle use half water & half baby oil with a few drops of food coloring, for a slow motion bottle use light corn syrup.