Child Safety Gates Reviews
We installed this barrier as a room divider. The gate we received was faulty, some of the panel locks did not work at all while others held a little bit not completely. In troubleshooting the company advised some movement is normal and to place rubber matting underneath it. We will be returning for a refund and choosing an alternative brand that is functional and safe.
Autoclose feature is totally unreliable. Even with the wall cups it does not take much force at all to pull it from the wall, will not last my 9 month old for long. I do not recommend this product unless it is for small dogs, I'll be buying another product for home safety.
I found very poor setup instructions that did not make any sense, this is disappointing as it really could be a good product if they made more effort with instructions, this is becoming quite typical with a lot of products. I have returned mine to bunnings for refund. wont touch this vendor again
Once your baby starts crawling and pulling up on furniture and toys, you will realize just how dangerous your house is! Stairways, fireplaces, exterior doors, glass furniture, fragile decorations. You name it, your baby will soon find it! To prevent your baby from getting hurt or gaining access to a certain area, most parents install baby gates at various places around the house. For instance, at the top and bottom of stairs, blocking a fireplace, or in the middle of a room as a little baby corral. Parents also use them to secure play areas, like a play-room, without having to close the door. Baby gates are also great for keeping that curious, jealous, or toy-gobbling dog away from a newborn! Not surprisingly, there are different gates that are better or worse suited for each of these uses.
Usually about $40. The Evenflo Soft and Wide baby gate uses a different concept than all the other gates on this list. It doesn't have a door, and it doesn't swing open and shut like most other gates. Instead, it's a bit like those old wooden expansion gates our parents used when we were kids (the retractable baby gates that were really good at pinching fingers, and easy to climb on!), in that you install it and leave it. As long as it's not too high for adults to easily step over, then it usually just stays in place most of the time. Because it either needs to be removed or stepped over, it's not a good option for the bottom or top of stairs. It uses a pressure-mounting system, pushing out lateral force against the two adjacent walls. This particular baby gate is actually pretty nice; in our testing, we liked that the gate itself had nice padding and cloth over it, and that it used a sheer mesh that baby can look right through to see what's going on in the next room. It's a great basic gate that's cute, sturdy, and reliable. The installation was much easier than any gate you need to screw into a wall, as this one requires no tools or anything. You just adjust the outer knobs to the right diameter of your opening, and then secure the gate in place. There is a good installation video here, that we found really helpful for our install process. The gate adjusts narrow enough for small doorways (down to 38" wide) and wide enough for openings between rooms (up to 60" wide). It's the usual 27" tall, but that's if you mount it basically all the way down toward the floor - you can also come up a few inches from the floor and make it quite a bit taller. That makes it more difficult for kids to climb over the gate, but also makes it more difficult for you to step over as well! We know a lot of parents who use this type of baby gate in their homes, though it doesn't work very well when you're wearing a dress or skirt or if you're shorter than like 5'5"! Anyway, this is a great baby gate if you are looking for a stationary gate that's high quality, relatively easy to install, durable, and safe for your baby.