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Baby Gate Shopping Guide

Welcome! If you’re shopping for a baby gate, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll take you through the steps to make it easy to find a gate that fits the needs of both you and your baby. Our Web site will help you become familiar with all the different options to make it easier when choosing a baby safety gate.

Before you begin your search for the perfect baby gate, you will need to think about a few things to help keep your baby safe. Ask yourself the following questions:

Where do you want to put the gate?
You can find a child gate to use in a normal doorway or entryway, at the bottom or top of stairs, or even in extra-wide or odd spaces.

How do you want to mount the gate?
A pressure mount is best if you plan on moving the baby gate around a lot because it is easy to reinstall and does not use any hardware to set up. A hardware mount uses screws to securely keep the gate connected to the wall or doorway. A pressure mount baby safety gate should never be used in certain places, including the top of stairs.

Will the gate be in a high or low-traffic area?
If you will be placing a baby gate in a high traffic area, a gate with a swinging door (pass-thru design) is best because you can easily slip in and out when needed. If you need a gate for an area where you will not enter and exit as frequently, a barrier gate may be appropriate to help ensure baby stays where you have determined baby is safe.

What type of material do you prefer?
Baby safety gates come in a variety of materials such as metal, plastic, fabric or wood, giving you the choice to select what is most desirable for your home, yourself and baby.

What kind of design best matches your home décor?
Generally, moms like to have aesthetically pleasing items in their homes and a mismatched baby safety gate can detract from your overall design scheme. Once you choose the best gate to help keep your baby safe, think about what gate color or pattern fits well with your home.

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