It’s every parent’s nightmare to have our kids fall down the stairs. And, even worse, when they’re injured on our watch. What makes this nightmare particularly awful is that there are many ways to prevent it. It just takes some effort and some baby gear.
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Now, the kids will always go wild at some point. That’s their basic nature and, frankly, that’s all they know how to do at their age. Therefore, as smart, mature, and responsible “grown-ups,” it falls upon us to install a baby gate for stairs and create a childproof environment for them to flourish in.
Sounds like a daunting task, eh? Not to worry. We’ll outline several of the best baby gates for stairs or otherwise.
Best Baby Gates For Stairs Or Otherwise.
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The Stair Barrier Retractable Baby Gate
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It’s good to know that most baby proofing products are made for the “masses,” so to speak! That means that if your house is in a more customised or modern home set up, there might be little challenges regarding fittings and compatibility.
It’s our most prominent fear to have our beloved ones fall off the stairs, but this can always be prevented. Take a look at the bannister-to-bannister retractable safety gates that are manufactured in the USA because this can do the trick!
Since it is just like a rug fitted with boards inside, having knowledge about rug cleaning would be beneficial. It also has hooks and grips on either end that you can wrap, tie, or lock around the edges of the entry point to your stairs; therefore, hindering unwanted entrance or exits from your baby or babies.
What sets this product apart from its competitors is that it doesn’t bother your home’s aesthetic. It actually looks pretty elegant itself. It would be a waste getting a beautiful home only to decorate it with ugly baby proofing products. This stylish baby proof product will protect your children from an accidental fall and keep your home looking as great as it did before.
This product isn’t challenging at all to install, works with most bannisters, it is sustainable and versatile, and has multiple ways of usage.
Cardinal Gates Stairway Special Child Safety Gate
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This product can be used for either the bottom or top part of the stairs. Although, it isn’t limited to a stairway, you can also use it anywhere safety gates are needed. This child gate has a latch system that hits the balance of being just intricate enough for toddlers and easy-operation for adults. There is even an optional stop bracket which hinders the opening over a stairway. This increases security further.
This baby gate for stairs is mountable at angles up to 35 degrees. Also, this baby gate offers 27 to 43 inches of adjustable width. Since it’s made of aluminum, it’s both rustproof and lighter than steel. It even features an easy-clean, powder-coated, long-lasting surface. A bonus is that if you match the colour of this product with the colour-scape of your living room, then it works as a great DIY living room decor!
Here are it’s product specifications:
- Brand: Cardinal Gates
- Installation Type: Hardware Mounted
- Features: Maximum safety gates
- Material: Metal
- Finish: Black, white
- Type: Hardware Mounted
- Manufacturer Part Number: SS30-BK-C
- Model: SS30-BK-C
- Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 29.50 x 2.00 x 27.00 Inches
This product is probably the easiest to install among all the others on this list. All you need are four screws and twenty minutes of your time. This baby gate also has a swing stop that prohibits the item from detaching or swinging out and over unintended angles/areas.
52” Retract-A-Gate Safety Gates
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If your space is tight, a swinging gate might turn out to be a burden. If you’re need is a space-saving mechanism that still gets the job done, this might be it. The Retract-A-Gate by Smart Retract is a piece of mesh fabric that unravels itself upon opening and latches itself on an awaiting hook on the other side.
This product’s edge would be its ease of use. Upon checking on its competitors, this safety gate proves to be as simple as can be in terms of usage. It’s hooking mechanism, and the sheets are also very intuitive. The only downside would be it’s price, as it is slightly more expensive than its competitors, and that the multistep lock can get tedious in the long run!
Here are its technical details:
- Item Weight: 4.61 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.2 x 39.4 inches (make sure this suits your need)
- UPC: 859952000022 781264436117
- Item model number: 52W
North States Superyard 3-in-1 Child Gates
This gate is different from its counterparts. This baby gate is for a specific zone you would want to make exclusive.
By employing this product, you can keep your baby away from AV cabinets, fireplaces, and from touching wood stoves, and any other objects or places that would cause potential harm. This is the specialty of the North States Metal Superyard. Its adjustable fence has six panels with a furnished door panel.
Both ends are sturdy and can be secured from wall-to-wall, or to each limb. Therefore, this product can act as either a horizontal or hexagonal barrier. Also, this item boasts easy installation and a more enhanced latch than that of its competitors.
Here are its specifics:
- Item Weight: 36.6 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 33 x 28 x 7 inches
- Maximum height recommendation: 30 inches
- Material Type: Metal
- Number of items: 1
- Style: Metal Gate
The best thing we can tell you about these products is that you should not rely on them 100%. These are instruments and gadgets that assist you in your cause. They help, absolutely, but the best home security system for child safety is still your vigilance. Your watchful eye, and your love and care towards those little angels.
Always know where they are. Maybe install some cameras or a baby monitor. Your goal should be to render these products useless. Because if you’re able to accomplish that goal, that would mean that you successfully eliminated even the slightest chance of danger befalling your child. And that, my dear readers, is the mark of a great parent.
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