Katherine needs some Parenthacker ingenuity!
I need help with a bottom of the stairs gate….and not just any stairs; these have a (thin!) metal banister (there is a wall along the other side). Ideally, we'd keep the gate open when the little one isn't on that level to allow the dog to go up and down.
I like the idea of the retractable gates, but not the $100 price tag that goes along with them. My dad suggested just sliding a piece of plywood across, but I think the PH'ers could come up with some thing a little classier!