When your baby starts crawling, you need a protect your child from unsafe zone like stair, kitchen, swimming pool and other. The safety gate can be used to separate the child and pet. This gate is ideal for age between 6 month to 2 years. Before buying a baby gate you have to check for the safety standard and it should be certified by JPMA. There are two types of gate like hardware mounted baby gate and pressure mounted baby gate where the hardware mounted gate attach with screws directly to the wall or wood that are useful for blocking areas like stair, fireplace and more. These gate are highly reliable and more secure. Pressure mounted gate is fixed with U-shaped frame which is held in place by pressure at four points. This gate is good for doorways but it is not sturdy like hardware mounted gate. Identify the place where you want to fix the gate and take measurement of the place. There is also many safety gates that comes with extension when you are using at a different place. You should also check the size of the gate and the gate should have minimum height of 60 cm or it should at least three quarters of the height. The gate slat opening should be 50 mm to 95 mm where the babies won't put the head through the space. Please avoid safety gate with horizontal bars across the floor at the top of the stair as well as don't buy crisscross diamond-shaped accordion which is known for trapping babies head or clothing.
The latch system should be in a efficient manner where it should be easy for the adult to open and difficult for the child to open. There are many features with baby gate like easy walk through, one hand open and close, and other feature. Many of the hardware mounted gates swing open whereas some pressure mounted does not swing. Baby gate comes with different type of material like metal, wood and plastic. It is best to have metal gate as it is the safest and long lasting. The wood will be popular of its appearance and it can be installed around fire places. Plastic gates will be inexpensive and it is better to check if it is sturdy. The side opening gates (swing) is the popular one and it is available in wood and metal and it will be little difficult when you open in small or awkward place. Make sure that you can open the gate fully without any issues. Coming to installation, it is easy to set up a pressure mount gate where there is no drilling required and it few minutes to install. The hardware mounted gate requires drilling and it is mounted with hardware and screwed to the door frame. This is the best option if you are looking for a super strong gate and gives more safety to your child or pet. There are various brand available in the market and it is ideal to use hardware mounted gate.