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Does anyone have experience with the retractable gates? The type that look like a roller shade on it's side, attached to the doorway?<br>
Any particular brand that you like?<br><br>
Thanks in advance!
 

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I have one made by The First Years and we got it at Babies R Us, though I don't see that exact one on their website anymore. We've been pretty happy with it overall. We have a little pass-through from our kitchen technically to the living room, but it's mostly used to get to the dining room, which is right there. It's nice to be able to have the gate completely out of the way without dismantling anything or finding a place to put it. On the down sides, my 3-year-old has figured out how to "release" it, so it unrolls somewhat, though he hasn't figured out how to actually open it. It also sometimes takes a few tries to "catch" and stop unrolling when you're putting it up. Oh, and my cats like to claw it occasionally. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">
 
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