Parents of young toddlers will know that once your precious baby has started walking your home becomes a minefield of horrors. Whether you need a child safety gate at the top of a staircase or just to make sure your toddler doesn’t get into the kitchen, here are the ten best child safety gates that we recommend:
Safety 1st Eco-Friendly Nature Next Bamboo Gate – $29.99
This is more than an affordable child safety gate, it’s an eco-friendly one too. Constructed from renewable and durable bamboo, this innovative gate also has 100% recycled plastic panels. You can put the gate in any doorway or opening that measures between 28 to 42 inches wide and the height is 24 inches. The gate is fitted with pressure mounts which help to keep it in place and it is really easy to adjust.
Regalo Easy Step Walk Thru Gate – $32.00
If you purchase goods based on positive feedback then you might like to know that this child safety gate has received over 5,000 5 star reviews. Made with durable steel, it can fit doorways that measure between 29 inches and 39 inches and comes with pressure and wall mounts. Opens with an easy slide action at the top of the gate.
Evenflo Soft and Wide Gate – $34.00
If you have extra wide entrances then this is probably one of the best child safety gates for you. It is made using soft fabric that expands from 38 inches to 60 inches and stands 27 inches tall. The mesh gate can be installed easily and you can remove the fabric for cleaning.
Stork Craft Easy Walk-Thru Metal Safety Gate – $35.00
If you require a taller than usual child safety gate, perhaps because your children are a little older, then this one from Stork Craft might fit the bill. At 36 inches tall it is much higher than most other gates and it is also very easy to operate. It features a quick release handle that you can open with either hand and it will fit between any doorway that measures 28.3 inches to 45.8 inches. Made from sturdy metal, please note you cannot use this gate at the top of a staircase.
Easy Swing & Lock Gate – $40.25
A larger than average child safety gate in all respects as it will fit doorways that measure between 28 inches to 48 inches and stands 31 inches tall. Made using a durable steel that has a bronze finish, it comes with a safety latch system but can still be opened using just the one hand. We like this gate as there’s no bottom rung to step over, the gate swings open completely free.
Summer Infant Multi-Use Extra Tall Walk-Thru Gate – $45.00
Constructed using high-quality steel and metal, this child safety gate measures 36 inches tall and can fit any doorway that is 28 inches and 47.5 inches. It is pressure mounted, meaning no drilling holes in the walls or additional tools required to fit it, and it features an auto-close door that opens easily with one hand.
Summer Infant Retractable Gate – $61.00
This is one of our more modern child safety gates and one that can be left completely open if you don’t want people to know you have one, or closed when needed. It stands at 30 inches high and can fit any doorway up to 50 inches wide. You get everything you need for the installation, which will require wall-mounting, but once installed it has an automatic lock and can be opened with one hand.
Munchkin Auto Close Designer Safety Gate – $64.00
Constructed using wood and steel, this is a stylish child safety gate that has a door that swings both ways and measures 29 inches tall and fits openings 29.5 inches to 40.5 inches wide. Thanks to the gravity-led hinge, it features an automatic closing function and will stay open with a little push.
Dreambaby Metropolitan Security Gate – $76.00
A lovely design here that features dark wood and silver metal and will fit in any doorway that measures between 28.5 inches and 34.5 inches and there are additional extensions available which will give you a wider gate. This is a lovely gate, especially for those who do not like the look of bars in their home. As it is pressure mounted you can take it down whether you need to.
Regalo Home Accents Extra Tall Safety Gate – $79.00
One of our more stylish child safety gates here that features a cherry-wood finish and matte steel frame. For those parents who struggle to bend over, this safety gate is a godsend as you don’t have to bend to open it. The gate is 38 inches high, and will fit doorways measuring between 29 inches to 44 inches.