5 baby gate

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£36.45

Gain peace of mind and create safe play spaces quickly and easily with Safety 1st Wide Doorways Fabric Gate. Install this sturdy extra-wide baby gate in doorways and openings ranging from 38 to 60 inches wide. Pressure-mounted installation allows for on-the-fly setup and easy removal in doors and…

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  1. KRS

    The best priced gate that does not require drilling holes and expands to a large area (60″). Easy to install. Comes with bag to transport… although I can’t imagine that being a quick process (up/down).The best part is the color; a nice taupe. Calms the nerves as your toddler screams and grips the top rail tighter than a rabid shopper at Walmart holding onto the last 60″ Vizio on Black Friday at 5 AM. This sturdy gate, when installed properly, isn’t coming down by any sub 3ft. force. Although, I can’t say the same about your youthful eternal optimism and energy– those are gone forever.Gaze into the sheer white netting from the floor your laying on after you misjudged the gate height (or your limberness) for the 10th time that day. Look at the calming taupe and wonder….is this gate to keep my baby or me in?

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  2. CalJaydoc

    Works great in 60″ hallway. No issues with assembly if you follow instructions AND do this: the long pressure poles (top and bottom) have rubberized tips making it very difficult to get them through the fabric loops b/c they “catch” inside. I covered the rubber part with some foil and it slid thru easily. Of course, toss the foil at that point. You could prob use a ziplock bag or something else, so long as the rubberized part is temporarily covered.

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  3. Orion

    My wife and I were going a bit crazy trying to find something to close off a 60″ doorway in our new house to keep our puppy in the living room. The gated baby gates/pet gates are exorbitantly expensive for such wide doorways and we were very close to building our own baby gate with a tension rod and some PVC when I came across this product.What I love:- The tension rods feel really firm and sturdy and were the best tension rods in any of the pet gates/baby gates we purchased. We have two other gated pet gates (I believe one is a Regalo and I forget the other brand – both highly rated on Amazon), but the tension rods on these seemed the most superior.- I was a bit worried about how the fabric gate would look, but I have to say that it looks quite nice. It has a very nice, neutral color and the white area is actually a netted fabric that lets you see through the gate. This works really well with infants or pets because you can keep an eye on them even if you are on the other side of the gate- Price: This really is an amazing product for the price. I couldn’t find anything that would fit a 60″ doorway for even twice the price of this productThings that could be better:- Assembly: My only real gripe…as others have noted, getting the tension rods through the loop in the fabric can be extremely frustrating and time consuming. I don’t quite understand why it wasn’t designed to slip through…but as noted above, once this is set up correctly, the efforts are well worth the hassle of assembling this gate.All in all, I’m extremely happy with this product. Also, I should note again that this product DOES FIT 60″ Doorways. I noticed that the “most helpful” review noted that it doesn’t fit 60″ doorways. It’s a bit amusing that it was rated most helpful even though no one else really validated this. Fortunately I didn’t see that review when I ordered this product and now I felt it my duty to report back about this gate actually working well with 60″ doorways. If anything, it works best with a 60″ doorway as the fabric is all stretched out as shown in the product picture and looks the best when the doorways is around 58-60″ wide.

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  4. Sean W. Franklin

    I’ve dealt with a LOT of baby/pet gates over the past few years, working with a pet rescue and as a pet foster family. Superficially, this one resembles most – it’s got a one-hand-operation latch, it uses pressure pads at top of bottom of each end, it has some extra removable sections to adjust to different sized openings.The devil is in the details, and this gate gets a lot of details right. First the expansion sections – they fit TIGHTLY into one another and to the gate, the whole unit is a solid structurally and visually cohesive construction.Second the gate itself – it’s quite wide compared to most, very easy to walk through.Third the finish – a very nice dark finish metal on the fence portion, with a slightly lighter wooden gate.I’m using this gate as a barrier to keep my dogs from rushing the front door when we have visitors. It’s part of our living room, so having it look – if not exactly attractive, at least unobtrusive – is very important. The opening I have is about 55″ so I used all but the smallest 4″ expansion, and it’s quite sturdy.If I could have one thing different, I’d like an auto-close option but typically that feature is hard to come by on a dual-swing gate, so overall I’d rather have the dual-swing and no auto-close. Very happy with the product and the price.

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  5. Aaron W

    My review is based on owning this product, and using it daily for about the last 6 weeks. I will say the overall styling and looks of the gate are great. However, I purchased two of these gates to section off our living room, as our twin boys are now on the move. On the first gate that I setup, I noticed the wooden door was a bit warped. It still opened, closed, and functioned as designed however. The next gate I set up was so warped, that if the handle was locked, the locking device on the bottom was not even close to lining up. I exchanged this gate with Amazon for a new one. The new gate that arrived was warped even worse, as there is a huge curve from top to bottom of the door. The locking mechanism by the handle and at the bottom of the gate did line up however, so it is functional. Warped doors were a bit disappointing, however I could live with that.Fast forward a few weeks after ownership, and the gates are a complete night mare to use. The problem is a design flaw. Opposite to the side of the handle, there is a pin that the door rotates/hinges on. Essentially, a bolt pivots inside the metal frame as you open and close the gate. The problem is when using the gate, you also have to lift the gate approximately 1 inch so that the bottom catch clears the metal frame, the door then drops down once centered over the metal frame, locking the bottom portion in place. When lifting from the handle, you apply sideways pressure to this pivoting bolt. The metal frame digs into the bolt, over time getting worse. A simple little collar around the bolt to avoid the metal digging in would have fixed the issue. My gates now are nearly impossible to lift and open unless you lift from the middle point of the gate, (relieving any pressure on the bolt/hinge). This is pointless as a when I’m using the gate, I often have a child in one arm, and try to open/close the gate with my free hand. If you always have two hands available to open/close the gate, then its a non factor.Overall this a nice product in concept and style, however function was poorly designed, or the manufacture wanted to save a few pennies.

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  6. Gaming.Fit

    Our baby seems to be the Houdini of babies. When we put her on our bed, no matter how many barricades of pillows and blankets I put in her way, she seems to manage to get by them in order to practice her platform diving skills. Her first day in her playpen she seems to have figured out how the door works perfectly, and from time to time when I’m in there with her she’ll leave it and then lock me in :)Lately, she’s been fascinated with the kitchen. When her mom and I are in there cooking, she seems to love crawling in there. Our kitchen, like most kitchens, is filled with all kinds of dangerous things–scalding pots and pans, knives, fresh trash, and giant heavy containers of stuff. In other words, baby’s favorite “toys”. We tried barricading her with boxes, heavy water bottles, and anything else we could think of. She’d be on the one end crying, there’d be a few seconds of silence, and then she’d be on the other side smiling.A friend gave us an old baby gate to use, but our kitchen is an open doorway that measures 43 inches, much larger than that gate could handle. Also, we’re looking to sell our apartment and don’t want to be drilling any holes.I turned to Amazon to look for wide gates that didn’t require drilling holes and came across this one and a few cheaper-looking ones.We first had our misgivings. In the pictures, the gate looks pretty strange. The colors don’t seem to match (dark grey and wood?) and for some reason both my wife and I thought the wood door was going to be really thick. But we threw caution to the wind and ordered it anyway.The shipment came in one box that was really thin and really, really big lengthwise and widthwise. Inside slipped out the big gate (with wooden door attached already), three metal expanders joined together, and four giant screws with round cap on the end, which I’ll explain below. At first glance the gate also appears to be broken–the door does not appear to fit into the gate properly. I assume there were a lot of complaints about this, so Summer Infant provided a notice in big letters tied to the door that assures you that this is normal and that it will all look perfect once you install it.The first thing I noticed is that the gate looks a lot different in person. I had imagined a thick, unwieldy gate, but the actual width of the gate looks quite elegant at about half an inch thick. The colors were also surprisingly attractive–the grey has a brushed slate feel, and the wood door is a lovely oak stain that coordinates well with our hardwood floors.As often is the case the instructions weren’t the clearest in the world, so I had to figure out assembly on my own. The “metal expanders” help you elongate the gate to be appropriate for your doorway…it accommodates anything from 36 inches to 60 inches. The manual will tell you which of the three “expanders” to use (the other two you can save if you ever want to install your gate in another opening in the future).I had to use the medium expander, so I slipped it into the side of the main gate, no problem. Note that while the extenders are specific lengths (10″, 7″ and 4″) they can accommodate any size opening from 36 inches to 60 inches without a problem, down the the millimeter.The next step is to place the four large bolts into four holes at each corner of the gate so that the “cap” (which are actually two pieces, a knob to tighten the tension, plus the actual pad that holds the gate to the wall) is facing outward. At first I was confused because the large bolts just slipped into the hole loosely, but I’ll explain that below :)Your next step is to position the gate so that it’s center to your doorway. They have a cheap metal wrench that doubles as a cheap metal ruler for you to measure. And then this is where the magic happens. You don’t screw the bolts into the gate, but rather by turning the tension knob you literally expand the distance between the gate and the pad at the wall, using pressure to “squeeze” the gate, the bolt, and the wall together. (P = F/A for you physics types). You don’t want your pressure to be so soft that the gate doesn’t stand up, and you don’t want it to be too hard that you end up gashing a hole in your wall. But find that happy medium, and you have a gate that’ll withstand baby’s best efforts to knock it over, and you never had to drill a hole in the wall.The installation took me about 10 minutes. The result? Baby did her usual crawling into the kitchen and then realized the gate was there. She tried all her tricks and the gate stood strong. After a few minutes she sat back and started crying. My wife couldn’t help but let out an evil laugh–the culmination of weeks of her trying rescue baby from sure disaster in the kitchen over and over again. We walked over to her and gave her a big hug, and set out a few brand new toys on the outside of the gate. That, plus mom’s reassuring voice to her every few minutes, seems to have satisfied baby…for now.Definitely recommend this one.

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  7. KRS

    The best priced gate that does not require drilling holes and expands to a large area (60″). Easy to install. Comes with bag to transport… although I can’t imagine that being a quick process (up/down).The best part is the color; a nice taupe. Calms the nerves as your toddler screams and grips the top rail tighter than a rabid shopper at Walmart holding onto the last 60″ Vizio on Black Friday at 5 AM. This sturdy gate, when installed properly, isn’t coming down by any sub 3ft. force. Although, I can’t say the same about your youthful eternal optimism and energy– those are gone forever.Gaze into the sheer white netting from the floor your laying on after you misjudged the gate height (or your limberness) for the 10th time that day. Look at the calming taupe and wonder….is this gate to keep my baby or me in?

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  8. CalJaydoc

    Works great in 60″ hallway. No issues with assembly if you follow instructions AND do this: the long pressure poles (top and bottom) have rubberized tips making it very difficult to get them through the fabric loops b/c they “catch” inside. I covered the rubber part with some foil and it slid thru easily. Of course, toss the foil at that point. You could prob use a ziplock bag or something else, so long as the rubberized part is temporarily covered.

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  9. Zilla

    My cat has decided to meet me at the door when I get home & tries to investigate the hall in my building. Instead of fighting to keep the cat in while also trying to get my groceries inside, I opted to get this gate. What a difference it has made! Unlike other pressure gates I have used in the past, this gate uses a screw type system to on the walls. Turn the bar one way – it expands, the opposite makes it shorter. Once you get the initial size set, then it’s just a few turns on each bar to get it to hold in place. My cat’s only 10lbs, so we haven’t had any issues with her trying to dislocate the gate. It has certainly helped me(even though it was designed for babies).By the way – Don’t waste your money on the wall protectors listed under the “frequently bought with” items. I tried them & due to the screw mechanism that makes this gate work, there is no way to permanently attach them to the gate (without possibly breaking it). I have not had any issues with marks on the wall & I returned the wall protectors without an problem.

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  10. Scott Turner

    This is a schizophrenic product. Once it’s installed it’s great, but the installation process and hardware are lacking. I bought and installed three of these, and here are my learnings:First and foremost, throw away the included mounting screws, they are cheap, soft, and strip too easily. I’m a handy guy, and on the first hinge I mounted all three screws stripped, but waited until they screwed in deeply enough such that the screw heads were below the surface of the hinge (down in the inset) so could not be reached with pliers for removal, and I had to drill them out with stripped-screw-removal bits. Big pain.I ended up using a screw similar to the “Hard-to-Find Fastener 014973151270 Square Drive Deck Screws, 1-5/8-Inch, 60-Piece” found here on Amazon, but purchased at my local big-box hardware store. The color doesn’t match but given that the screws are inset it’s not very visible.Secondly, ignore the included installation instructions that tell you to use their paper template to place the mounting hinges. Instead, mount the lower hinges where you know they are going to go, then attach the gate to the lower hinges. Now attach the upper hinges to the gate and move them into the position where you want them to be and simply screw them into place. Voila, a perfect fit.Third, the manufacture still has not addressed how to install when there is lower trim work. The lower hinge needs to be flush with the floor/carpet or you’ll end up cantilevering the entire gate in such a way that pulling down on it (by a kid or a dog or an unsteady adult) could bend product. The design is that the crossbar that attaches the two sides together beneath the entryway is supposed to be resting on the floor, and to accomplish that the lower hinges need to be at or near floor level. I saw reviews from folks who mounted their lower hinges above their trim work, but based on what I can see that will just lead to an accident-waiting-to-happen scenario.One of my install locations had lower trim work, and to complete the install I did the following:- Mount the lower hinges directly into the trim work. This was easily accomplished using the square-drive screws mentioned above, with the caution that my trim work had a concave area and I needed to be sure not to over-tighten the screws or else they could have drawn the hinge inward and bowed it, or potentially even snapped it.- For the upper hinges I built a shim out of two square pieces of 1/4″ plywood stacked on top of each other (like a stack of pancakes). This provided a 1/2″ shim that spaced the upper hinge away from the wall by a distance roughly equivalent to the gap introduced by the lower trim work.I have included pictures of the upper and lower hinges for this particular installation. Note that raw, unfinished look of the upper hinge shim could have been improved with ~30 minutes of work routing, sanding, and painting the wood prior to gate installation, but I didn’t have that kind of time (nor time to allow the paint to dry). Given that these gates are temporary while we house-break our pup we are okay with the relatively unfinished look.The other two install locations thankfully did not have any trim work to work around, so the installations were even easier. Note that using the installation method described at the beginning (about discarding the use of their templates and using square-drive screws) it took me less than 10 minutes to install each of the gates where there was no trim work involved.Now that they are installed we are loving these gates. They’re pretty easy to open one-handed once you get the hang of it, and there is an auto-close mechanism that swings the gate closed behind you with an authoritative (but not overly loud) *thunk*. You can also open the door wide to the point where it stays open, if needed.Bottom line is that in use these things are great, but installation is lacking due to both the poor quality of the mounting screws and also the lack of any guidance (or design changes) to allow for the very common situation of lower trim work interfering with the installation. If I had to do it again I’d buy these, but I’d grit my teeth while doing it.

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  11. talyg8tr

    I rarely post product reviews but frequently read them and in this case am glad I did. I purchased this product after reading several reviews and was aware some folks found the product to be fractionally less than the advertised 72” in length. However, several reviewers also mentioned that they were able to fashion spacers to address the issue. Upon receipt of the product I determined it to about 1/8” too short for the intended location. However, thanks to a product review by T. Hughes posted January 30, 2016, I was able to secure perfectly engineered spacers for the gate. In his review, Mr. Hughes noted that as a project for middle school students in Kokomo, IN, he had them use a 3D printer to produce spacers necessary to fill the gap. He graciously invited others to contact him about producing similar spacers. I sent Mr. Hughes an email with pictures of the space and the measurement and within a few days I received two pairs of perfectly engineered spacers to solve the problem. Many thanks to Mr. Hughes and his students. I am very pleased with the results and especially pleased to see dedicated teachers and students apply modern technology to solve practical problems. Well done!!

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  12. T. Hughes

    Awesome Gate!! The folding feature allows it to be installed in non-traditional areas. Ours is connected to walls that are perpendicular to one another and a tension mounted gate would not be possible. The only issue I had was the fact that the bottom trim made installing the top mounts rather difficult.I saw this problem in many reviews, but came up with a solution. I am a school administrator at a STEM middle school and gave the mounts to my 7th grade technology&engineering students. They measured the mount, trim, and mapped it all out in a 3D CAD program and printed their solution on our 3D printer. I’ve posted the results of their work in the pictures. The kids are very proud of their work and would love to share it with anyone who is interested. If you would like to have them make you the pieces please find our contact information at http://www.kokomoschools.com/maplecrest and we can print you out however many you need to install your gate and keep your little ones safe!

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