A memorable moment for parents is their child’s first steps. But with this event several new precautions have to be taken. You may have to guard the stairs or areas which you want to be secluded from those little hands and quick feet. The best safety gates and doorways will help you keep your toddler from climbing up for falling down the steps. Start by reviewing our top ten list. If you need more information you can read individual user reviews and ratings, as well as customer pros and cons and comments. Compare them around these main points:
Safety / Risk: First determine the level of risk of the area which you wish to keep your child away from. Pressure mounted gates (with no holes or hardware required for installation) can be used for less risky areas. These are great because they don’t require any hammering or drilling into your existing walls and can be easily moved around. If a gate is going more permanent, then a hardware mounted child safety gates may be better.
Surrounding Material:If the gate is going to be installed into wood, the installation will be relatively easy and the gate should come with all the hardware you need. In case it is brick or iron, however, additional hardware may be required to mount the gate.
Miscellaneous Features:Make sure the gateway is JPMA or ASTM approved. Test the locking mechanism well before purchase. Also, prefer a gate that allows you to see through it so you can spot your child.