My much-beleaguered cat can now breathe a sigh of relief: My one-year-old, who could have given Houdini a run for his money, will no longer be able to toddle over to his water dish in the kitchen and treat it like her personal water park. Safety 1st’s Nature Next Bamboo Gate, which we purchased at Babies ‘R Us (kudos to the big-box retailer for carrying this green option), comprises a sustainable bamboo frame and recycled-plastic panels. It’s also pressure-mounted, which means you don’t have to mess around with hardware or drill holes into your precious walls. A few seconds later, ta da! Instant baby gulag and kitty sanctuary! Two paws up!

+ Nature Next Bamboo Gate $24.99

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