Babies-Toddler Vivian | 29 Jan 2011 12:13 pm

Cats And Baby Safety Gates

There comes a time when parents decide to make their home a safer place for baby. Problem is that you have another baby, a cat. I find cat owners are very devoted to their 4 pawed friends.

Ok heres the problem. You have a cat. Its no longer able to jump a baby gate. Either too old, to fat or too complacent. ( In most cases they can squeeze under even though they don’t look like they could. I have a 18 pound cat that can. ) Now what am I going to do ? Unfortunately there is no good answer. If you set your gate high enough for your cat, your toddler can slip under it and get caught or worse. Maybe a hole in the gate. Nope that didn’t work either. My kid gets his head stuck in it.

Wait I found a company that has a patented gate with a small pet door in it. After reading about the gate I realized they were very specific .This is for pets only! So what options are there. Now you need to decide what are your priorities. Your child or your cat. This is the reality of it. There are no options other than to restrict the area your cat is in, or take a risk with your child. I once owned 28 cats at one time. I can sympothize I am definately a cat lover. I have tried to design a gate for cats. I am convinced a 4″ round hole would work. Where as a 4″ square hole wouldn’t.

So if I make a gate with a 4 inch round hole in it heres my new problem. It gives your little guy or girl something to stand on and get over the gate. So unfortunately I am in a situation of saying I still have no answer. Will continue to try and find a answer.

Mark W Saincome d&m toddler safety

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