Child Safety Gates

Child Safety Gates

As a parent of a young child, you will inevitably find yourself in need of a child safety gate.

Child safety gates are a convenient way to separate pets from infants and become an essential safety device once your baby becomes mobile.

Gates can limit your baby or toddler's access to stairwells or rooms they should not be exploring.

It's very important to use gates that conform to current safety standards and ensure proper installation; otherwise, the gate itself can pose a safety threat.

  • Use a gate that is easy to open and close, but secure enough that your child can not displace. You're more likely to keep the gate safely in place if it's easy to use.
  • Use gates not only to limit your child's access to forbidden rooms, but also to confine them in safe rooms. A gate in the child's bedroom doorway can restrict his or her exploring to a safe room or can prevent wandering during the night.
  • Make sure the gate's openings are too small for your child's head to fit through.
  • Child Safety Gates for Stairs - secure a gate at both the top and bottom of the staircase. When installing child safety gates for top of stairs, its best to use one that mounts to the wall, rather than one that stays in place by applying pressure, for maximum stability. A gate at the bottom prevents your child from crawling up the stairs and falling back down.
  • If using a tension pressure mounted gate, install the gate with the pressure bar side away from the baby.
  • Keep the floor around the gate clear of clutter your child can stand on to climb over the gate.
  • Purchase child safety gates affixed with a seal from the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA).
When purchasing a child safety gate, you will discover a broad array of gates to choose from.

Child Safety Hard Mounted Gates These gates are mounted to the walls with screws and they are the most secure type of gate. They can be used anywhere in your home and are highly recommended for use at the top of a staircase.

Pressure Mounted Baby Gates have cushioned pads on each side of the gate that press against the wall or door frame to create a tightly fitted blockade. These types of gates are easy to install and can be moved from one location to the next as needed, however they must be mounted between two solid surfaces.

Irregular Sized Baby Gates are made to be used in locations that regular sized hardware or pressure mounted gates do not fit, such as extra-wide hall or doorways, fireplace openings, or curved stairways.

Retractable Baby Gates are pressure mounted and easily collapsible for easy storage and transport. They are the perfect accessory for keeping your child safe when away from home.

Child Safety Metal Gates are very durable. Many parents prefer these baby gates over plastic gates and wooden gates because of the sleek and modern look.

Wooden Baby Gates will not only keep your little one safe from precarious situations, but they also blend in nicely with the decor of your home.

Plastic Baby Gates are the perfect choice for parents who are looking for baby gates which are easy to install and very easy to transport.

Free Standing Baby Gates are baby safety gates which are very similar to play yards. Both a free standing gate and play yard keep the child in a confined area, but do not completely restrict or limit the movement.

A fireplace child safety gate is a special type of baby gate which is designed to keep the child safe from accidentally knocking a head or other body part onto the fireplace. It is an outstanding baby gate for homes which don't have mounting points straight across the fireplace.

Extra Tall Baby Gates A baby gate should be tall enough to keep baby and pet confined. An extra tall baby gate will do just that. It is a little different than a standard baby gate because of the height, but does its job just the same.

When choosing the gate that is right for your needs, keep the above tips in mind.

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