Sunday, January 13, 2008

Mama MacGyver

This is a picture of the ultimate baby gate. It is two pieces of kitchen twine and an Amazon box. I looked at both Target and Babies R Us for a baby gate that would allow the cat to go through and didn't require drilling holes in the wall. The only one that fit the bill was $50 and I was far from convinced that Thomas wouldn't figure out how to push the footplate that opened the gate.

My system uses a box tied to the door to keep the door open at least 3 inches for the cat to go through. To close the door, you just spin the box around to the other side. A loop of string through the door plate hooks around the door knob to keep the door from opening any further. To open the door, just flip the loop from over the doorknob. The whole contraption is far out of Thomas's reach and cost nothing. Eat your heart out MacGyver.

1 comment:

Cheryl F. said...

Consider me impressed. :)