Children are adventurous and don’t know the possible hazards of entering a kitchen or climbing a staircase. To prevent them from entering such dangerous areas, child safety gates are installed. It has become popular to install them on top or bottom of the staircase, as most children find it amusing to climb/crawl up and down a staircase.
10. Regalo Deluxe Easy Step Extra Tall Gate, Black
The 41-inch tall gate is very easy to handle and can be opened or closed with one hand. It is sturdy enough to keep children at bay and has a very smooth locking system, which can be dealt with little effort. The only adjustment one has to make with this Regalo product is that it opens only in one way. So, parents should carefully choose the wall and the opening for children to enter; other than that this product is perfect.
9. Safety 1st Nature Next Bamboo Gate
The gate is made of bamboo and plastic panels, making it strong and economical. It gives great protection and aesthetic sense to the staircase. The height adjustable clamps can make it comfortable for the users to adjust the height based on the personalized interests. However, for irregular doorways, one can experience slight trouble in installing if they do not follow the guidelines properly and the mesh-styled gate can take time to clean.
8. Summer Infant Decorative Wood & Metal 5 Foot Pressure Mounted Gate
A wonderful combination of oak wood and metal makes this product a great pick for decoration as well as safety. The gates are wider than most other products available in the market and they open both ways. The wood is quite strong and compliments the strength of metal very well, ensuring great endurance against the force used by children or pets to open the gate. There is no auto-lock system, which is a bit of a setback for this wonderful yet pricey baby gate.
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7. Regalo Home-Accents Extra-Tall Walk-Thru Gate, Hardwood and Steel
This Regalo baby gate has a very good finishing work and strong materials to hold children from breaking through. The greatest asset of this door is a push through a lock that can be easily opened or closed by parents, but infants or children find it very difficult. The product comes with three extenders, which can become loose after installation. This calls for expertise in the installation process to ensure the extenders become firm and reduce the chances of accidents.
6. The North States Supergate and Lock Metal-Gate
The North States produced this product without any threshold to prevent accidents, which is a great feature. Further, the latch lock makes it impossible for children to open the gate and the gate itself opens completely in both directions. The design is very simple and this is the only factor that can make this product little less-desirable. However, it is fairly effective despite the mean features.
5. Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Gate and Play Yard, White
The flexible and big baby gate [or baby play yard] is very attractive and provides great space for children to play. Further, 95% metal body ensures that the gate lasts longer than others. It can be folded to different shapes to fit the place; hence, it can ensure maximum safety. But, the lock is painted with red, which can be easily recognized by children.
4. Regalo Easy Step-Extra Tall Walk-Thru Gate, White
This gate is elegant and slim, but the bars are very strong and can keep the child from breaking through. The locking system is easy to manage – it automatically locks by pushing the lock to close the gate and one has to open it by using the white lever/button on the lock. The design is not entirely foolproof as the bars have considerable distance between them, allowing children or dogs to escape with some effort.
3. North States Supergate Deluxe-Décor Metal-Gate, Matte Bronze
The North States are renowned for producing attractive child safety gates and this one is certainly on the list. In addition, the gate is wide, strong and flexible to fit different areas of the house. This facilitates the ease of transportation and storage. The swing door locks itself and has to be opened manually. However, the only problem the user would feel is the process of installation. The parts for the baby gate are also not readily available in some areas, making it difficult to maintain it for a long time.
2. North-States Supergate Easy-Close Metal Gate, White
The gate is beautiful and contains no complex mechanism, which makes it ideal for those looking for elegance, functionality, and simplicity. The lightweight product helps easy installation, adjustments, and removal. The gate closes without a need to lock it and has to be unlocked by a user. The biggest vulnerability of this gate is the presence of a big threshold that can cause tripping over. It would have made a wonderful child safety gate if the North States designed this product without the threshold or reducing its height.
1. Summer Infant Multi-Use Deco-Extra Tall Walk-Thru-Gate, Bronze
This is an award winning product for the fact that it has an automatic locking system that is very hard to break even for kids of 4-5 years. The design is good, materials are sturdy and it gives extra tall barriers. However, the opening of the gate is a little narrow for most people with the habit of eating burgers and pizzas won’t fit. Therefore, parents should think about themselves rather than their children before purchasing this product.