If you will be a parent soon, or if you already have a child, you will need to get the home baby proofed (provided you already haven't). For those of our readers who may not have heard of it, baby proofing is the process in which future or current parents go through the house and deal with anything that could pose a danger to a baby.
There are many things in your typical home that could be dangerous for a child, sharp corners, high counters that can be climbed, and much more can potentially result in injury to your young one.
It is typically easier to go through the process of baby proofing before having a child, but you are better off doing it late than never.
One of the more effective methods for baby proofing a house is by blocking off areas that could be potentially hazardous to children. Whether you want to prevent access to the kitchen, a staircase, or anything else, you have a few options at your disposal. We will be going over one of these choices today.
A baby gate is one of the most effective methods that you can use to block off your child’s access to certain parts of your home. There are many different varieties of baby gates, and we will be reviewing one of the more impressive models that are currently on the market.
Before we get to our review itself, we are going to be taking a look at an aspect that you should typically look for in some of the most effective baby gates.
Of course, if you are an experienced buyer when it comes to this product category, you may already know precisely what you want out of your baby gate. If this is the case, feel free to move directly on to our review.
There are several reasons why durability is one of the most critical characteristics to search for in the ideal baby gate. First off, a gate that has been knocked down will be unable to prevent access, potentially leaving your child vulnerable to the risks on the other side.
Your child getting through a flimsy gate is not the only risk, however. Weaker barriers have a chance of falling on your child and possibly hurting them when they are dislodged. You may even wish to invest in a gate that is capable of resisting any pets or even an adult falling into it.
Of course, you will want your safety gate to be resilient enough to resist mild impacts and your child attempting to knock it down, but there are varying degrees of durability. Pressure mounted gates tend to be the weakest because of their method of attachment, though some can be quite durable.
The sturdiest child gate type is the hardware mounted variety; these gates tend to be the hardest to bring down because they are usually drilled directly into the adjacent walls.
Of course, nearly every child gate can be collapsed with enough force, so don't expect them to be able to resist hundreds of impacts over an extended period of time.
Whether you need a baby gate to discourage an avid climber or your child is merely tall for their age, you may be interested in this model from Regalo. This company is well-known for their safety gates, so let's find out if this particular product can live up to the quality we have come to expect from them. Some notable features:
As with most of the baby gates we have seen from Regalo, this model will not disappoint. If you have been trying to cover a high opening for a while without any apparent success, the 37-inch height of this product should be ideal.
Since the width of this baby gate can range from 29 to 44 inches, you will be able to cover up most openings, regardless of whether they are standard or double-width. The inclusion of the two extensions means that the vast majority of customers will be satisfied with the size of this safety gate.
Since this gate locks automatically upon being closed, you don’t have to worry about your young one potentially getting through because the lock momentarily slipped your mind (or through your fingers).
Even if this baby gate were regularly sized, we would consider it an exceptional model thanks to its combination of security and ease of assembly.
So what do other customers have to say about this product in their reviews and testimonials? Most of the reception we went through was positive, which was unsurprising. Customers were mostly impressed by the size of this baby gate, though there was some praise for the automatic lock.
Customers typically had issues with the weight of this product, though this was only expressed in a few of the reviews that we went over. Apart from this minor problem, there were few other problems with this product, though the extensions were described as "wonky" by some.
You may be surprised to learn that this baby gate is rather affordable for its size. Where most larger baby gates tend to be much pricier than standard models, this product is available for a reasonable 50 dollars. This product also often goes on sale for around 5 - 10% off depending on the time of year from online retailers like Amazon.
This is one of our favorite extra-tall baby gates thanks to its brilliant combination of versatile design, classy aesthetic, and safe construction. We hope that this review has helped you decide on a new safety gate for your child, feel free to leave a comment down below and let us know what you think.