Safety Gate Selection Tips
Why install a Safety Gate?
There are a variety of reasons to install safety gates, including: To prevent a fall down the stairs, to keep children from “off-limit” areas (e.g. kitchen or back hallway) and to define appropriate, safe play spaces (e.g. living or bedroom doorways)What type of Safety Gate should I use?
At the top of stairs, use hardware mount (screwed-in hinge) often called swing gates.
At the bottom of stairs, use pressure mount walk-thru (U-shaped frame with swing panel) OR hardware mount (tools required for installation).
In doorways, between rooms or in hallways, use pressure mount security (easy-release latch or pop-in) OR pressure mount walk-thru (U-shaped frame with swing panel).When should I buy a Safety Gate?
Try to install Safety Gates BEFORE your child becomes mobile; this helps prevent injuries and will also give you time to become accustomed to using them regularly.
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