When you have a baby, safety is priority No. Baby gates are designed to section off spaces or rooms to prevent babies and toddlers from getting into dangerous places, like staircases and kitchens. Statistics show more than three million children experience an unintentional household injury every year, ranging from steam and hot-liquid burns to falls and poisonings. Parents usually start installing gates when baby reaches 6 months, since at that age baby will soon be on the move and ready to explore. Some children are savvy enough to open and close baby gates at age 2, so many parents go gateless at that point.
Baby Gates for Top of Stairs
Parallelogram baby gate
Sign out. When it comes to baby-proofing the house , one or more baby gates should be at the top of your list for restricting access to unsafe areas. While playpens are wonderful for keeping small infants safe when they play or nap, a baby gate can contain a crawling or walking infant to a specific area of the house, along with their play gym and all of their toys. Walmart Canada carries a quality selection of these handy baby gates that are easy to install wherever you need them. The most common spot for a baby gate is at the top of a staircase. Many parents also place one at the bottom of the stairs for extra security — you can never be too careful!
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This gate features easy pressure mounts, and it comes with hardware and wall cups in case you want to mount it permanently. As noted in its name, this gate features a convenient walk-through door, but the gate is fairly narrow, which makes the door a tight or impossible squeeze for a large number of users. Unfortunately, as kiddos get bigger and brighter, many of them are able to figure out the latch, which means this gate may only work for a year or two. Many baby gates tout easy one-hand operation, but few deliver as well as this Munchkin baby gate. Among parents and caregivers, this gate stands out every time for how easy it is to open.
By standard, baby gates must be at least inches tall. Also, beware of how your baby gate is installed. Loose screws or sharp ends can be dangerous.