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Baby Gate Safety Tips
- Never climb over the baby gate. Although it may seem easier to climb over the gate, you run the risk of falling or your foot getting stuck in one of the gate’s slats. And remember that your baby watches every move you make. Climbing over the gate may encourage them to try to do the same.
- Always keep your baby gate closed securely. Your baby gate is designed to keep your little one out of harm’s way. Leaving the gate’s door propped open increases the risk of your baby reaching dangerous items and household items. To reduce the risk of leaving the door open, consider a baby gate that closes automatically after each use.
- Assemble the baby gate correctly. Remember to refer to your manufacturer’s manual to properly install the baby gate. All baby gates are not made the same. If it includes a mount, remember to use the included tools and brackets for a safe set-up. Lastly, always know where you should and should install the baby gate for your baby’s safety.
- Use two baby gates with stairways. If you have stairs, remember to put a baby gate at both the top and bottom of the stairs. Any baby gate at the top of the stairs should be hardware mounted for secure placement. Pressure mounted baby gates can be installed at the bottom of the staircase.
Installing a baby gate is the first step to baby proofing your home so it’s safe for your little one. Remember to always keep your home’s design in mind before buying a baby gate. You’ll want to install the right one in the right place to keep your baby safe. Start by browsing our top picks, then check out a full list of Amazon’s best selling baby gates to see which ones parents recommend most.