Stop them in their tracks !!
Keeping your home safe for your baby is every parents main priority, especially when your little one is just starting to motor around the house; whether they are crawling or walking. Babies are naturally curious creatures and want to get into anything and everything that their little fingers can reach, thats why finding the perfect one is a MUST!
Choosing the right gate that suits your home can become overwhelming since there are many types of gates.
The two main ones are:
- Pressure mounted gates
- hard wood mounted gates
Hardware mounted gates are used when it comes to blocking off a more high-risk environment for your child, such as the stairs or kitchen. When it comes to installing hardware mounted gates make sure you screw it into a stud or a solid wall to ensure that the gate is secure and safe.
Pressure mounted gates are very simple to install and doesn’t leave any holes or marks in the wall when finished with it. Pressure mounted gates are NOT to be used for the top of the stairs since they cannot withstand as much weight on them whereas hardware mounted gates do. These types of gates are great to use on same level floors.
When looking for a baby gate that is suitable for your home; there are a few things to check first:
- Does it have a secure and stable mount?
- Are the latches easy to use? – Find one that is easy for adults to open but difficult for babies.
- Durability? – Can it withstand shaking/pulling.
- Tall enough? – the length of any baby gates needs to be 22″ MINIMUM
- Door opening? – Decide if you want a gate that can open both ways or if a 1 way gate is best for you.
- Safe construction? – Spacing in a baby gate should be no more than 3″ apart to prevent them getting their head stuck. The safest baby gates have a straight top edge that has rigid vertical slats can prevent your little one from trying to climb up and over and it also prevents their fingers getting pinched.
After spending hours searching through baby gates; I have put together what I believe to be the best baby gates in 2018, and i feel 100% confident that it will leave you happy with your purchase knowing that your baby is safe and out of harms way.
Best Pressure Mounted Baby Gate 2018,
The North States Supergate Easy-Close Gate
The North States Supergate Easy-Close Gate Metal is made to keep your child safe and secure. It is built out of steel which makes the gate strong, sturdy and reliable when it comes to keeping your little one out of off-limit areas.
This baby gate opens and closes with one hand making it easier for adults to use. Has a triple-locking system to give you that extra bit of security and peace of mind, and comes with a “Hold-open” feature which is great when you need the gate to stay open for however long you need it to. When its time to close the gate after using the “hold open” feature – just a simple nudge and will automatically close and lock securely.
This gate is 29″ tall and fits openings that are 28 to 31.5 inches wide, but can expand to 38.5 inches with the 2 extensions that are included to ensure you get that perfect fit.
The white powder coated metal makes the gate more durable when it comes to your child banging, shaking or pulling on the gate. This baby gate is designed to keep your baby safe without having to sacrifice your home decor with this simple white look.
This Easy-Close Gate is simple to install. There is no hardware needed, all you need to do is place the gate in the opening of your home, then tighten the tension mounts until it fits securely against the wall. Remember these types of gates are not meant to be for the top of stairs, but can be used for the bottom of the stairs instead.
The Best Hardware Mount For Large openings 2018,
North States Supergate Deluxe Décor Metal Gate, Linen, Hardware Mount
Need a baby gate to fit a larger space within your home? The Norh States Supergate deluxe Decor metal Gate is exactly what you need! This gate can fit openings anywhere between 38 to 72 inches wide and 30 inches high. Having a higher gate has many benefits; like saving your back from having to bend down every time.
This gate is made out of heavy-duty metal and is coated with a nice linen finish that will flatter your home decor. This gate can go straight across or it can configure to any space in your home by using the pivot points that are on the gate panel will allow you to get that perfect fit that is needed.
The Supergate Deluxe Gate was built with busy parents in mind. The gate panel is 25.5 inches wide built with a child proof double-locking feature making it easy for parents to open with one hand, but impossible for babies to figure it out. It also has a hold open feature that is simple to use and convenient when making multiple trips back and forth.
It can be easy removed when not in use. You can simply detach it from the mounting hardware and it will easily fold up and won’t take up much room when in storage.
If you have a space that is wider than 72 inches, ( a 6 bar extension) is available and will increase the width of the gate by 15 inches. ( Extension Sold Separately)
The Best Hardware Mounted Safety Gate For Stairs 2018,
Supergate Easy Swing & Lock Gate
Supergate Easy Swing & Lock Gate has been designed perfectly for the tops of stairs, but it can also block off other large areas of your home as well if needed. It can fit openings from 28 to 48 inches and stands 31″ high.
There is no threshold on this gate which may help eliminate any possible tripping hazards to occur.
Easy Swing Gate door panel swings in one direction only to prevent from swinging over top of stairs.
The safety latch on the gate can easily open with one hand making it great for when you have your hands full.
This gate has been constructed out of steel and has a beautiful matte bronze finish and a straight-line detail making this gate not only strong and secure, but it will add a great touch to any home decor with its simple, but yet attractive look.
This gate provides you with all the mounting hardware that is required to install it properly. Place the gate in the opening that needs to be blocked off, then continue to fasten all 4 of the gate hinges into a good foundation whether it be wood or metal.
***This is the gate I use for the top of my stairs and I couldn’t be happier with it!! Its easy to install when following instructions (I recommend following instructions) and I love how there is no threshold to have to step over and how it easily swings closed ***
One minute you see them, the next you don’t!!
You will be surprised how fast babies can get around once they start getting the hang of crawling or walking! That’s why it is essential when you are choosing a baby gate that is strong, sturdy and will stop your baby right in their tracks from getting into mischief. Both pressure-mount and hardware-mount gates have their pros when it comes to keeping your baby safe.
Hopefully this was helpful on making your baby gate decision!
Please feel free to comment below! I would love to hear about what you all think of these products as well!