Baby Gates

Baby Gates are an essential part of safety around the house, protecting children from entering areas of the house that may be dangerous.

This could be a kitchen with hot or sharp objects in use, a bathroom with poisonous chemicals, or a staircase which a little one could fall down.

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Flexi fit Gate

The Flexi Fit Gate is a wall mounted safety gate. The gate can be suitable for almost every kind of door frame and opening.

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Custom Gate

Custom Gates are uniquely designed and made to fit the needs and style of your home.

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Pressure Mounted Gate

The Pressure Mounted Gate is a pressure fit gate, which is perfect if you want to avoid wall holes.

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3 in 1 Gate

The 3 in 1 Gate is a wall mounted gate that can be configured and extended to meet a variety of safety needs.

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Mesh Retractable Gate

The retractable gate is see through and blends in with the surroundings. It retracts to the side when not in use and has no trip hazard.

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Bi-Fold Retractable Gate

The retractable gate is see through and blends in with the surroundings. It retracts to the side when not in use and has no trip hazard.

Why are Child Safety Gates Important?

Child safety gates serve as a vital tool to create safe zones within your home. They act as a blockade, preventing access to hazardous areas such as the kitchen, with its hot or sharp objects, the bathroom with potentially harmful chemicals, or the staircase that poses a risk of falling. 


Choosing Baby Gates for Your Home

Selecting the right safety gate is crucial to ensure optimal protection for your child. Consider the following factors when choosing a gate:

  • Size and Adjustability: Look for safety gates that are adjustable to fit various doorway or stairway widths. Measure the spaces accurately before purchasing.
  • Material and Durability: Ensure the gate is made of sturdy and reliable material that can withstand the test of time and the determination of curious little ones.
  • Locking Mechanism: Opt for gates with secure locking mechanisms that are easy for adults to operate but challenging for young children to figure out.
  • Compliance with Safety Standards: Check that the gate meets relevant safety standards to ensure its effectiveness.
  • Choose Quality Gates: Invest in gates from reputable brands that are specifically designed for safety and durability. Cheaper brands over time can crack, or chip doors and walls and become misaligned compromising safety.  

Proper Installation: A Must for Baby Gates

Installing child Baby Gates correctly is paramount to their effectiveness. Improper installation can compromise the gate’s stability and, consequently, the safety of your child. Follow these steps for a secure baby room setup:

  • Read the Instructions: Thoroughly read and understand the manufacturer’s installation instructions before proceeding. Each gate may have specific requirements.
  • Choose the Right Place For Child Safety Gates: Identify the areas where you need to install the gate. Common locations include the top and bottom of staircases, kitchen, garage, hallways, and doorways. If installing a gate at the stairs do not use a pressure gate, always install a hardware-mounted gate. 
  • Use Mounting Hardware: If you’re installing a hardware-mounted gate, utilize the provided mounting hardware for a more secure attachment and know what you are drilling into e.g timber stud, masonry
  • Test the Latching Mechanism: Verify that the gate’s latching mechanism works correctly and is out of your child’s reach.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: At what age should I start using child safety gates?

A: Child safety gates are recommended when your child starts crawling or as soon as they become mobile, usually around 6 to 8 months old.

Q: What are the different types of baby gates?

A: There are many different types of child safety gates available, including pressure-mounted gates, hardware-mounted gates, and expandable gates. The type of gate that you choose will depend on your needs and the specific areas of your home that you need to protect.


Q: Can I use pressure-mounted gates at the top of the stairs?

A: No, pressure-mounted gates are not suitable for the top of stairs as they are less stable than hardware-mounted gates and have a bar at the bottom of the gate which is a trip hazard. Always use hardware-mounted gates for staircases.


Q: Can child safety gates damage my walls or doorways?

A: There is potential for a doorway or wall to be damaged if the gate is not installed correctly, low-quality gates are used or the incorrect style of gate is installed. 


Q: Can older children open child safety gates easily?

A: Some older children may figure out how to open gates with simple mechanisms. To prevent this, opt for gates with a child-resistant latching mechanism. If the child is old enough to understand, have a conversation about the purpose of the gate and the importance of safety. 


In conclusion, child safety gates play a pivotal role in safeguarding your little ones from potential household hazards. By choosing the right gate and installing it correctly, you create a secure and nurturing environment where your child can explore and grow safely while minimizing the risk of accidents and injuries. 


Safety walk through

Your First Steps Safe Steps consultant will perform a complete walk through of your home and provide a detailed and itemised recommendation.


Safety Consultation

For those who choose to go with a same-day installation, you can enjoy the convenience of a free consultation. We’re upfront and transparent about the costs associated with our services.


Fast install

Your First Steps Safe Steps safety consultant will install the equipment safely and correctly on the same day as your consultation.


Experienced team

With a plethora of experience in the industry, you can rest assured that we are the experts and will baby proof your home safely and effectively.

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