Gate Safety Tips
The time to shop for that first baby gate can often come
when you least expect it. Our website helps moms get familiar with all of the
options and differences in all of the gates so she’s a prepared shopper
Look for gates that have a certification sticker stating
that the gate meets the minimum requirements of the American Society for
Testing and Materials’ voluntary standard for gates, administered by the
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
Never use a pressure mount gate at the top of stairs
Never use a gate that swings in both directions at the top
Make sure your top-of-stairs gate does not have a trip bar
at the bottom of the frame
Wood gates should be splinter resistant
Gates should have rounded, smooth edges
When installing a pressure mount gate against drywall, make
sure mounting surface is reinforced with a wall stud.
Install with the locking/latching mechanism on the side away
from the child.
Use gate ONLY with the locking/latching mechanism securely
Gates will NOT necessarily prevent all accidents.
Never leave your child unattended.