by Evenflo Team March 14, 2022 1 min read

When it’s time to buy and set up baby gates in your home, keep these key facts in mind:

  1. According to the Centers for Disease Control, falls are the most common nonfatal childhood injury.
  2. Stairs in your home? Place a baby gate at the top and bottom of the stairs to prevent access for your curious toddler.
  3. Gates placed at the top of the stairs must be mounted with hardware, according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. You can also use gates to prevent access to dangerous areas of your home—like the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room.
  5. Gates come in many shapes and sizes, so make sure you measure your space before you start shopping.
  6. The gate should be mounted no more than 2 inches above the floor, to prevent your child from attempting to crawl underneath.
  7. Keep large toys or other objects that your child could climb on away from the gate to prevent them from trying to climb over the gate.

Baby gates are also great for keeping pets contained to safe areas of your home. However, pets can force themselves into very small openings. Only use a gate with pets whose head or body will not fit into the openings in the gate, between the gate and the floor, or between the gate and the wall.

Pet & Child Gate

Need a gate in your home? Check out our selection of Evenflo baby gates!

Evenflo Team
Evenflo Team



Also in Evenflo Blog

SensorSafe Bluetooth Car Seat Alerts
Helping to Ensure a Safe Ride with SensorSafe

by Evenflo Team January 13, 2023 3 min read

Keep calm and parent on with Evenflo's car seat safety innovation: SensorSafe. SensorSafe sends real-time notifications via mobile app if any of 4 potentially dangerous situations occur.
Baby Proofing Checklist: 10 Tips for Playing it Safe
Baby Proofing Checklist: 10 Tips for Playing it Safe

by Evenflo Team January 12, 2023 4 min read

As babies become toddlers, danger lurks around every corner—literally. Here are some ways you can keep your home safe from grabby little hands.
Traveling with Kids on an Airplane
Tips for Traveling with Kids

by Evenflo Team January 11, 2023 5 min read

Traveling with kids can be challenging when you're trying to juggle luggage through the airport and keep your child beside you as you make your way to the terminal. The Evenflo Team shares their tips for traveling with your child on an airplane to help you prepare for your next (or even your first!) trip with your child.