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10 reviews | 2.9 out of 5
Mother of 4, oldest 19, youngest is 2. I've had every type of gate you can buy. My family has managed to break all of them until this one. My toddler can't open it, unlike most other walk-through gates. She figured them all out and I was at my wits end trying to keep her out of the kitchen and bathroom. I bought this one, and loved it so much, I just bought another. The latch will feel tight and hard to open at first, but you will soon get used to it, but your toddler will never be strong enough to work the latch, even if he/she can see how it's supposed to open.
I have ha a lot of gates, use them for the dogs not children, this was very easy to install, in minutes, hopefully it will stand up.
I use this for a toddler and for a dog and it works awesome for both, I've tried wooden gates and they always get broken and I've tried pressure gates but always ended up having to reinstall them over and over from knocking them down when stepping over them or from my dog or toddler pushing them down, I use one in a normal size doorway with no extension and another in a larger hallway opening with the extension and they work great both ways. Well worth the money and I just wish I had skipped all the other gates I've tried, saved the money and went with this one to begin with.
Holds the dog in
A little tricky to use but very convenient once you get used to it
First, it does what is important in that it securely keeps kids from using the gate but the down side is that is extremely difficult for adults to activate the lock as well. I also can't get the two locking screws which secure the sliding extension to operate, either tighten or loosten (they aren't shown in the manual).
Fortunately, this adjustment is not needed once the gate is in place. The gate is easy to remove between grandchild visits and stows under a bed.
The squeeze and slide latch mechanism on this gate makes it anything but easy. Admitted that this makes it difficult for a child to operate, but it also causes a good amount of frustration to adults. This is a design that could use some serious rethinking.
Front of the box states 'for openings 29-39 inches. I tried to install it, with and without the extension, couldn't make it work. instructions show: openings up to 33" (without extension) then 35"-39" with extension. SO, it doesn't fit for 34". Doesn't work. Misleading. Have to box it back up and return it.
This gate (and the same one made for pets) is poorly engineered. Turns out there is a "black hole" of door/hallway widths that it will not fit. My hallway is 32.75 inches between baseboards and 34.25 inches wall to wall. These widths are too wide for the gate with stoppers fully lengthened and are too short to allow for the extension to be in place. The min. distance with the ext. in place is approx. 35 inches. The max. without the extension and stoppers fully extended is approx. 32.5 inches.
This gate may or may not be well-constructed but I wouldn't know! It takes an advanced engineering degree apparently to install. Never was able to use it.