Baby Gear Guides: Baby Gates
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The Best Baby Gates
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Cardinal Stairway Special Baby Gate
Recommended by baby proofing professionals, you can’t go wrong with the Cardinal Gates Stairway Special. It’s designed for the top of the stairs with an optional stop bracket that will prevent it from opening over the stairs for greater safety. It is also designed to be used with one-hand, making it a little easier for parents to open the gate while also juggling their little one.
The Catch: Some parents note that it can be hard to open while holding baby.
Munchkin Easy Close Metal Baby Gate
Once babies are mobile, there’s no end to the list of things they can get into.The Munchkin Easy-Close Metal Gate closes on its own so when you’re chasing after your (surprisingly quick) little one you don’t have to *also* worry about it being left open accidentally. This gate doesn’t require drilling, making it super easy to install, and with it’s wide opening you won’t restrict your doorways too much. It’s also tall enough that baby won’t be able to reach the childproof lock at the top any time soon.
The Catch: Some note that the latch starts to stick as time passes.
KidCo G3000 Auto Close Configure Baby Gate
Parents of adventurous babies, rejoice! The Kidco G3000 Auto Close Configure gate is easy to install and maneuver, with a two-way door and an auto-close feature that draws the door closed behind you. It’s a must-have for the oddly shaped area/staircase that doesn’t line up, or fireplace that you don’t want your little one digging around in. Made of sturdy (but not heavy!) steel and with secure wall attachments, you won’t get nervous about your baby pulling himself up on it. Bonus: Kidco’s gates come in a variety of sizes and are interchangeable with playpen panels as well.
The Catch: It’s a little spendy at about $125.
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