Types of Baby Gates

Types of Baby Gates

When it comes to baby proofing, the baby gate is a workhorse – blocking stairs, keeping rooms secured, making areas off-limits.

Hardware mounted gates, gates that are screwed into the wall/stud behind the wall, are sturdy and are the best choice for stairs.

Pressure gates are ideally placed in a hallway or doorway, where you have two parallel vertical services.  Never place a pressure gate at the top of the stairs due to a tripping hazard.

Modular gates, with the option of additional extensions, and can fit long or irregular spaces.  Great for wide doorways, around a fireplace, or exercise equipment.

Retractable gates (or roll away gates) are nice for tight spaces or spots that only need a gate occasionally.