Depending on the size of your home, you’ll find different areas that need to be fenced out for your kid.
The top of the stair is the most important place to install a safety gate. But it’s not all type of barriers that are suitable for this area. Only the hardware mounted gate is secure enough the protect your kid from falling. Also, you must be sure that the gate won’t open toward the stairs.
Most parents will also install a gate a the bottom of the staircase. This gate could be pressure mounted because the risk of falling is less severe.
Finlay, if you have banisters or oddly shaped railing in your staircase, you must get a gate that will adapt to any surface. Most safety gate will offer this possibility, but it’s something you need to consider.
2. Door frame and doorway
Baby gates are also very useful to prevent your kid from going into or leaving a specific room. Most safety gate can be installed in a doorway and can be adjusted to the width of the door frame.
3. Extra wide / double door
If you need to fence an extra wide opening like a hallway or french doors, there’s a special category of gates that will suit your needs. Depending on the width of the opening, you could also buy extensions for a standard gate to make it longer. For opening larger than 70-inch you must check for an extra-wide gate.
4. Sliding door
A sliding door can be tricky to secure, and the best solution is to find a gate that can be curved or that has multiple panels. The gate will be fixed on both sides of the door frame and create a bay window shaped barrier.