Whether you live in a house or a flat, you will find that controlling your baby’s movement will become your top priority and you will soon be looking into purchasing child gates. Although there are many parenting philosophies that are against it, I believe that your child’s safety is not to be risk. After all, the reality of the daily life for most of us means that there will be times when you can’t keep your eyes on your child every single second, like when you have to go warm up dinner. This is where baby gates come in handy.
My Choice of Baby Gates
A baby gate is just a child barrier that you can place on your door or top of the bottom of the staircase. There are some kids safety gates that create a sort of a crate in which your child can play safely. I love them because they are so useful and offer such peace of mind when you need to rush to the toilet or go prepare a meal. Plus, if you have pets, you can be sure you are keeping them separated from your child for both their and child’s safety. Here are the best baby gates I found to help you if you’re in search for one!
Safety 1st Secure Tech Simply Close Metal Gate
Have a small apartment? Then this safety door gate is for you!
It’s quite an affordable child gate that you can mount in the doorway. Although you can find cheap baby gates in the UK that have great reviews, I would suggest paying just bit more to be extra sure the quality of the material it’s made from is satisfactory. This one is a pressure mounted baby gate, so the installation is easy as no drilling is needed and it fits openings from 73 cm to 80 cm, which makes it a moderately small safety baby gate, making it a good choice of a baby gate for a narrow doorway, but it can be extended into an extra wide baby gate if you buy separate extensions. Plus, it has a visual green and red visual indicator when the gate is closed, for extra safety. Cool enough!
BabyDan No Trip Beechwood Safety Gate
Have a small apartment but would like have one of the wooden safety gates for babies?
This child safety gate comes at the same price as the one above and is, in my opinion, less practical as it’s not pressure mounted. However, it is of higher quality as it’s one of the wooden baby gates made from 100% European beech wood, created under the latest European safety standards. It is intended as a doorways or top of the stairs safety gate.
North States 42.6" Wide Portable Traveler Baby Gate
Going on vacation? Look into a flexible baby gate!
This is perhaps not one of the best safety gates to have and use full time, but it’s a great portable baby gate. It’s a pressure fit, making it easy to adjust wherever you are, and it’s made from mesh, making it lightweight and easy to fold into a bag that comes with it. A cool portable child’s safety gate if you’re planning on travelling!
Lindam Easy Fit Plus Deluxe Tall Safety Gate
Looking into safety gates for toddlers and needing a tall safety gate?
There is a wide range of Lindam baby gates to choose from and I would suggest looking into Lindam Extending Wooden Safety Gate too, but I chose to show you this one as it’s a tall safety gate. Tall baby gates can be used both for pets and children, and this one was designed with that thought in mind. To me, this means it one of the best toddler gates as the taller the gate, the safer I feel. This kind is a pressure gate, which is a huge plus for a baby safety gate.
BabyDan Guard Me Auto Foldable Safety Guard
Living in a house and needing one of the baby safety gates for stairs?
I love this baby security gate. It is a baby gate for stairs, both a top of the stairs baby gate and a baby gate for bottom of the stairs, but can be used in the doorway as well. As it’s an automatic folding baby gate it makes it one of the nicest and most practical safety gates for kids I’ve come across. It fits doorways from 55 cm to 89 cm but you can also buy an additional 24 cm extension kit making a flexible stair gate and a wide safety gate.
Perma Child Safety Outdoor Retractable Baby Gate
Have a garden and needing an outdoor baby gate?
This is an extra wide child safety gate that can be used outside. It’s made from a durable material, so that you don’t need to worry about rain or snow. It’s not a pressure fit, though, so keep that in mind. Still, it can be opened and closed with one hand and can be used to protect your pets as well.
Dreambaby Royale Converta 3 in 1
Needing one of the children’s safety gates but something to protect your baby while you’re in the other room too?
I guess this baby play gate, or baby fence, as I like to call it, is as safe as you can go until your baby grows into a small child! It can be used as a freestanding baby gate, but since it’s an adjustable baby gate it can be used as a room divider or in order to protect certain parts of the room, like a fireplace. This child gate has a door opening, which makes it easy to get in and out of it (for an adult, of course). Although the manufacturer says it’s also practical to take with you on trips, please note that is quite of a large safety gate.
Lascal KiddyGuard Accent Safety Gate, Argos
Looking for an extra wide stair gate that would be great as a toddler gate for stairs?
This is a black baby gate that looks quite fancy, and its price complements that. It fits opening to up to 100 cms, and it can be opened with just one hand. It also locks itself automatically.
What’s Your Baby Gate Opinion?
From cheap baby gates to large baby gates, from pressure mounted baby gates to wooden baby gates - there are many child safety gates to choose from and I hope you will find one from my list that meets your needs. What is your opinion on baby gates? Do you find baby gates to be childproof? Let me know in the comments! Moreover, if you are interested in activities your baby can enjoy with while in a kids gate, please read the article on best play mats I prepared for you!