What sizes do baby gates come in?
Most baby gates will fit a range of sizes from 39” to 52” wide. This happens by adding extensions to the gate. Extensions either come with the gate or are sold separately (make sure you read the manufacturers description). This style of baby gate can either be pressure mounted or hardware mounted to fit in your space.
At what age do you no longer need baby gates?
Install gates in homes with children between 6 months and 2 years of age. If possible, remove the gates when the child turns 2, or when the child has learned to open the gate or climb over it.
What is the widest pressure mounted baby gate?
This 24” tall baby gate can fit openings from 27.5” to 42” wide making it the ideal gate for toddlers and small pets.
How tall is a standard baby gate?
Common heights of commercially produced baby gates range from 29 or 29½ inches to 36 inches, regarded as “extra tall”. Pet gates come in similar heights, although some may be as low as 20 inches.
Does a 3 year old need a stair gate?
EU guidelines say you should stop using stair gates when your child is 2 years old. They may be able to climb over or dislodge the gate at that age and injure themselves. Remove the gates sooner if your child is able to climb over them. When a child is old enough, show them how to slowly and safely clim b the stairs.
When can a child go up and down stairs alone?
Timeline: On average, by 9 – 12 months, children can crawl up stairs. On average, by 18 months – 2 years, children can take steps two feet per step, while holding a rail or one hand. On average, by 2 years – 2 years 6 months, children can walk up stairs independently, two feet per step, without any support.
Gates are particularly important if you have stairs in your house. In children under 2, falls from stairs are a leading cause of emergency department visits. It’s ideal to install safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs, but the top is the most critical spot.
Is retract-a-gate safe?
It’s Safe for the Bottom and Top of the Stairs
The Retract-A-Gate Safety Gate has been certified by the JPMA for use at the bottom and top of the stairs. You can feel confident that your baby or toddler will be safe around the staircase with this one.
How long are retractable gates?
Retract-A-Gate may be used indoors and outdoors for virtually any installation imaginable. The widest our competitor’s retractable gates can cover is 55 inches. The Retract-A-Gate extra wide retractable gate can cover openings up to 72 inches.