Safety Gate Choices
Before you begin your search for the perfect safety gate,
you should know the different types of gates available to help you make a
well-informed decision. Evenflo has a number of safety gates for you to choose
from, ranging from pressure mount gates to extra wide baby gates that can fit
even the oddest spaces. They also are available in a wide range of materials
such as wood, plastic, metal and fabric. Find the Evenflo safety gate that is
perfect for your home!
Pressure Mounted Gates
Pressure mounted gates are great because they are easy to
install, simple to move from one location to the next, and you can adjust them
to fit into most standard door openings. These versatile safety gates also use
rubber bumpers that prevent damage to walls or doors, so your home looks the
same as it did before you installed the gate.
Because pressure mounted safety gates use pressure and no
hardware is required to install, they should not be used at the top of stairs
to prevent injury.
Evenflo offers several pressure-mount baby gates:
Soft & Wide™ Gate
Memory Fit™ Gate
Position & Lock™ Gate
Position & Lock™ Plus Gate
Easy Walk-Thru™ Gate
Hardware Mounted Gates
If you plan on using a gate in one spot, hardware mounted gates are great because they
can be installed directly into your wall or other fixtures using screws. When
installed properly, these gates are extremely sturdy and secure, making it safe
to use most hardware mount gates at the top of stairs to prevent falls.
Pass-thru design gates come with swinging doors for you to
quickly and easily pass through. These are great in high traffic areas. When
purchasing a pass-through gate, it is important for you to buy a gate with
handles that require two actions to open the doors in order to keep baby safe
inside the secured area. Also remember that top-of-stair gates should have a
door that swings in only one direction to avoid opening over the stairs and
causing potentially hazardous situations.
If you are dealing with a low traffic area and want to keep
your little one secure, barrier gates may be the best option because they do
not have doors and serve as a barrier between rooms. They are also pressure
mounted and typically lightweight, making it very easy for you to move and reinstall
in another area.
X-tra Wide and Odd Spaces
For areas of your house that have extra spacious openings or
odd angles, gates with special sizing and angles are made to accommodate such
tricky areas. These gates make it easier for you to secure areas that other
gates cannot typically fit. They can also be pressure or hardware mounted,
giving you more options when choosing a gate that best fits into your home and,
most importantly, keeps baby safe.
A banister kit allows a pressure or hardware mounted gate to
be set up without drilling into the banister and therefore preventing damage to
your home. You will need a banister kit for each banister to be installed.