Baby Gates And Safety Gates For Stairs

When To Use A Pressure Mounted Baby Gate

Are you looking to purchase a new baby gate? Where do you start? What type of safety gate do you even need? These are questions that many parents never consider before buying a gate, but knowing the answers can help keep your infant or toddler much safer around the house.

Child safety gates come in all sizes and types, but one of the most common is the pressure mounted baby gate. They are easy to set up and use, and can be used in practically any room in your home. That said, they do have their place though.

Pressure safety gates work great in different rooms in your house. For example, if you want your toddler to stay in their bedroom and not wander around the rest of the house, you can set it up in the doorway within seconds.

On the flipside these gates can also prevent your child from getting into a certain room as well.

One place where you want to be certain that you never use pressure mounted baby gates is at the top or bottom of the stairs. Yes, pressure gates are fairly sturdy in most cases, but they can come loose. If you begin shaking the gate or trying to climb it (like most toddlers will) the gate can pull away from the wall. This can create a serious accident that no parent wants to go through.

You can find some excellent pressure baby gates that are built to last for years. A few that come to mind include the KidCo Center Gateway, The First Years Hands Free Gate, Summer Infant Sure And Secure, among others. For those on a tight budget, the Evenflo Position And Lock Wood Safety Gate is priced under $20.

These types of baby gates are easy to pack when travelling with your child to the grandparent's house, or on vacation, when you'll need to have it with you. They come in various heights and widths to accommodate children of all sizes as well.

Keep these tips in mind when shopping for baby gates and you'll be able to make a good choice that not only fills your needs, but keeps your child safer around the house.