Extra wide baby gate

How to choose an Extra Wide Baby Gate

Extra Wide Baby Gate to protect your child’s from injuries

Babies are curious by nature. Their curious nature mixed with a lot of clumsiness and lack of understanding can lead to various injuries, caused by situations where the baby falls the stairs or plays with dangerous tools. In order to prevent those types of injuries, it can be necessary to install a device that will stop baby from accessing some places in the house, or to keep baby within a safe area. That device is call baby safety gate.

What is an Extra Wide Baby Gate?

It is usually fairly easy to buy a normal size baby gate from the store or online, but for some houses or specific stairs or rooms,parents may need to purchase larger gates for wider openings. Those larger gates are called Extra Wide Baby Gate. Wider gates often come in the same material as narrower baby gates, but in larger sizes. Because of their size, they are usually more expensive than the the regular baby gates. In many circumstances, the use of a normal baby gate is not enough and parents need to purchase an Extra Wide Baby Gate. Those safety gates can provide better safety in stairway openings, fireplaces, open floor plans (example, an L-shaped room or a get to separate the living room and the dining room when they are attached).

To ensure the best protection for your baby, before purchasing a gate for baby, think about the different areas of the house where you would like to use a barrier to restrain baby to a safe area while  eliminating potential dangers.

Extra Wide Baby Gate: what are the options?

Pressure mounted Extra Wide Baby Gate

A pressure-mounted safety gate is flexible in the sense that parents can install it and remove it in no time as they are pressure mounted and need no real installation (no drilling, no hammer). They are the less expensive types of Extra Wide Baby Gates. However, because they are pressure mounted, some parents feel that it is not as safe as hardware-mounted gates. Moreover, pressure mounted safety gates should never be used at the top of a stairway. Pressure mounted Extra Wide Baby Gates are very appealing to parents because they do not require any installation and cause no damage to the doorway, as long as it is not used at the top of the stairs.

Hardware mounted Extra Wide Baby Gate

The hardware mounted baby gate is the type of safety gate you should look for for stopping baby from accessing the ramp. Because it is permanently and strongly attached to the wall, the hardware-mounted safety gate is very safe. However, hardware-mounted Extra Wide Baby Gates need full installation, which means you will have to drill through the wall or the door frame.

Walk-through Extra Wide Baby Gate

If you are installing you new barrier between the living room and the kitchen, or a gate between areas you will need to access often, you may want to consider a walk-through Extra Wide Baby Gate, which combines safety and ease to use for the parents. Some models are so easy to use for the parent that they can open the gate using one hand only, while the other hand is holding the groceries, a laundry basket, etc. Two-way swing gate are good example. They are hardware mounted baby gates that can make swing either toward you or away from you.

Free standing baby gates

If you think that gates are for doorways only, guess again. Free standing gates are great solutions for the backyard, or a large open area in the house. They provide parents with a good structure where in places where there is no wall or door frame, and keep babies and children away from the pool or the lawnmower.

Expanded sizes.

Remember that your baby will grow up. Buying an Extra Wide Baby Gate with a bigger height will allow you to use it when your child grows taller.

Clear views safety gates

Choosing a gate that has a clear view will allow you to clearly see what you child is up to. The choices: clear plastic, mesh, or slats.

In the end, whatever type of gate you are looking for, whether it is an Extra Wide Baby Gate or not, when shopping, look for:

A sturdily built Extra Wide Baby Gate. The products should have smooth edges with no sharp parts. If you are buying online, read parents reviews, they will give you an idea about the quality of the gate. Our products are choosing by the best judges in terms of children security : parents.

The right dimensions. Before buying, measure the doorway or any enclosure you are planning to put the gate for your child (or pet as well) to make sure that it’ll be a good fit.

Manufactured after 1985. Any baby safety gate made before that date does not necessarily meet today’s safety standards.

Vertical slats. By purchasing a gate for children with vertical slats, you will increase safety. The reason is simple: horizontal slats = ladder.

Happy shopping at Extra Wide Baby Gate!

Date: Sunday, 28. June 2009 21:14
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