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.