Controlling where your baby moves about throughout your home is very important. You’ll want to keep them away from high-traffic doorways, sets of stairs, or block access to certain rooms. The best way to do this is with a safety gate. They’re easy to install and safe to use for your baby, toddler, and even your pets. There are some very high quality gates that are on the market in 2017 that provide a safe, reliable way to keep your baby in the area you want. Below I’ve listed them based on quality, popularity, and overall satisfaction – have a look!
North States Supergate Easy Close Metal Gate
- Designed to easily open in both directions with the use of a single hand.
- Although it can be used in any doorway up to 31.5 inches, it’s ideal for blocking access of stairs and/or between rooms.
- Easily adjustable to fit doorways as small as 28 inches, but expands up to 38.5 inches.
- 29 inches in height gives your baby no chance of escape in any scenario if properly installed using the pressure mounting system.
- Although it’s not ideal for outdoors, it is weather resistant so it can be used wherever you’d like to put it to use.
- No hardware is required – just turn the tension knob and it’s easily secured in position.
- Made of heavy duty metal and available in 3 different color schemes – white, bronze, or light grey.
The First Years Everywhere Gate
- A truly unique baby safety gate that features clear plastic see-through panels instead of the typical ‘gate’ look.
- Very safe. There are no small foot holes or passage ways that your baby will be able to slip through. Plus, you’ll have a clearer view of your child when they’re behind the gate.
- 2 Options for Installation – You can install the included hardware to your door frame or it can be pressure mounted between 27.5 and 42.5 inches. The choice is yours.
- Ideal for children from 6 to 24 months in age. However, it can be used beyond 24 months and for other purposes like pets.
- Door opens with a single hand. Easy for parents but difficult for kids.
- 30 inches in height. This gives you plenty of height to feel worry-free.
Munchkin Easy-Close Extra Tall and Wide Metal Gate
- Ideal for those looking for a baby safety gate that’s going to be useable in just about every place in your home. Great for stairs, rooms, hallways, entrances, and more.
- Built in locking mechanism is seemingly difficult for children to unlock, but for an adult it’s very easy to lock/unlock. If desired, a 3rd lock can be activated for even more protection.
- Smoothly swings open in either direction and locks closed with one single push. This makes it easy on parents who often multi-task.
- Clean black finish appears ellegant and attractive, not ugly and clunky like most other gates.
- 36 inches tall and able to fit openings from 26.5 to 51.5 inches in width. This is around 3 inches taller than most gates and capable of very wide doorways.
- Backed by a limited one year warranty.
Safety 1st Nature Next Bamboo Gate
- An inexpensive, yet quality choice that’s easy on the budget but is still as safe and durable as safety gates that are priced much higher.
- Made from 100% recycled materials making it an eco-friendly option. Frame is made from sturdy bamboo and the panels are made of high quality recycled plastics.
- Easily adjustable from 27 to 42 inches to fit narrow and wide doorways, entrances, staircases, etc.
- 24 inches tall and extremely sturdy. It’s solid construction is designed to be a safe and affordable pick.