A has requested that we put up more gates around the house to keep Mr. B from going up and down the stairs all the time. I was hesitant of installing any more gates, not because of the time required to install the gates or that they would clash with our decor, but that it really meant that Mr. B was too old for our stairs. We already had one gate built and installed that led to our basement, where we have the most pee-able lawn aka carpeting for Miss M.
For the rest of the house, we wanted something more discrete and out of the way, so we purchased retractable screen gates and installed them on all of our landings, except for the landing in the basement where we kept the white gate.
They are a nice deterrent and they hold up well, except Miss M was able to pull one of the mounts from the wall when she jumped on the gate. To prevent that from happening again, I screwed in all the mounts into our wall studs and used longer screws than the ones provided.
Since we are always running up and down the stairs because of Baby K, it is nice to know that we can keep Mr. B and Miss M from following us up and down the stairs.
As an added bonus, the gate upstairs actually prevents Miss M from going downstairs in the middle of the night for a potty break in our living room. Miss M can now go the entire night without any accidents in the house.