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  • MarkB150 commented on Boddie's instructable Hidden Pet Door in Panel Door4 months ago
    Hidden Pet Door in Panel Door

    Yes, I can clearly see this as a concern, however I can say that we have been living with it without any kid issues for about a year.Obviously all living arrangements and kid personalities are unique, but we have 2 little kids, the youngest being a crawler and crazy nut case at the time of putting this in. He is walking now but he is still a crazy nut case and small enough that he may be able to go through the opening. Actually the elder child could probably make it through the door but she has never shown any interest in it at all. He has gone for the door a few times but the door is in a place where he was always supervised and after making it clear that it was off limits he really just ignores it. Besides, a traditional pet door would offer the same invitation, it would just be a cle...see more »Yes, I can clearly see this as a concern, however I can say that we have been living with it without any kid issues for about a year.Obviously all living arrangements and kid personalities are unique, but we have 2 little kids, the youngest being a crawler and crazy nut case at the time of putting this in. He is walking now but he is still a crazy nut case and small enough that he may be able to go through the opening. Actually the elder child could probably make it through the door but she has never shown any interest in it at all. He has gone for the door a few times but the door is in a place where he was always supervised and after making it clear that it was off limits he really just ignores it. Besides, a traditional pet door would offer the same invitation, it would just be a clearer invitation because it wouldn't blend while not in use.You may ask, if it is always supervised why not just keep the door open? Two reasons: 1) there are stairs on the other side and if there were no door in the way then there is no guarantee we'd make it over in time to stop a child from falling down the stairs 2) I thought it would look really cool and impress people.But like I said all kids are different, plus no matter how cool something looks, if there is concern for child safety it is not worth it.

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