How to choose your safety gate

When baby starts exploring the world by himself, it’s the right time to buy him some safety gates. You’ll need them for the top and bottom of stairs, and to stop him from getting himself into other risky places! 

1. Measure

Measure the width of the opening where the baby gate will go. If it’s a staircase, measure both the top and bottom of the stairs. If it’s a doorway, measure between the walls and the skirting boards for a perfect fit. 

2. Choose how you want to fix your gate 

Pressure mounted, also called “U-pressure” baby gates fit all doorways and staircases. They are ideal for rentals or occasional use, as you fit the gate without drilling into the walls. These gates are strong and fit well, but you need to have a doorframe or banisters that are strong enough to support the gate. 

  • U-Pressure Fit gates have ‘U’-shaped frame and are good for everyday use thanks to a wide walk-through section. You can buy gate extensions so your gate can fit wider spaces. 
  • Fix to wall gates are recommended for the top of staircases and for long-term use. You need to make holes in the walls and use screws to fit the gate into them. The gates have 2 extendable panels, so you won’t need extensions.  

3. Decide how you want your baby gate to open and close 

There are lots of different options available… 

Opening options 

  • Gates that swing open in both directions 

  • Gates you can open with one hand 

  • Gates that have a stay-open option when children are away 

Closing options 

  • Gates that close automatically 

  • Slam-shut gates 

  • Manual close gates you need to shut yourself 

4. Choose your material and finishes 

You’ll want your gate to look good and complement your home décor. We offer different finishes to suit all styles, from classic to contemporary. 

Materials include: 

  • Wood 

  • Steel 

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