Who needs a retractable baby gate?
Rectractable baby gates are perfect for those with one or more of the following requirements:
- need to block small gaps that will not accommodate a normal safety gate;
- want to be able to close away the gate completely when not in use; or
- need to block a gap where the sides are not completely square (i.e. this can be fitted diagonally)
Of course, they are also suitable for anyone that just likes the look of them. I must say that they are a much more attractive option than having large white metal gates littered about your home.
Since they are screw-fitted, they are also suitable for use at the top of stairs as well as at the bottom.
The Best Retractable Baby Gate
(1) Dreambaby Retractable Baby Gate
This gate comes in black or grey and is suitable for use in gaps between 12 – 140 cm.
It has a number of nice safety features and is suitable for use outdoors due to its weatherproof fabric.
It also comes with 2 sets of fittings so that you can move it between locations according to your needs. This might be a good way to deal with the problem of regular visits to relatives’ houses – you could install fittings at your own home and granny’s home, for example, and simply take the foldable gate part with you when you visit.
The Key Features are:
- New Style Retractable Safety Gate in White Fabric
- Suitable for Stairs, Hallways, Corridors or as a Room Divider
- Safety Gate for Narrow to Wide Gaps 12-140cm
- Safety Features Difficult for Toddlers to Open. Include Fittings
- Closes away completely when not in use
Watch this Dreambaby Installation Video:
(2) KiddyGuard Avant Retractable Baby Gate
This gate comes in black or white and is suitable for gaps of between 30 – 120 cm.
The manufacturer boasts that its specially designed fabric can withstand the force of a child running weight of up to 100 kgs (220 lbs)!
These are unquestionably very stylish looking gates and, if it wasn’t for their hefty price tag, they would be an automatic choice for me.
The Key Features are:
- Lascal KiddyGuard Avant is the NEW and improved Safety Gate from Lascal.
- This stair gate has NEW and improved features such as a delayed release button
- KiddyGuard Avant fits openings up to 120cm (47 inches)
- At 82cms tall, the Kiddy Guard is the perfect and effective child barrier for stairways and doors
- Mounting kits for fixing into wood, brick or a concrete wall are all included
Watch this Kiddyguard Avant Installation Video:
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