Childproofing your home usually comes hand in hand with ensuring the safety of your baby. As babies grow, from the time they start crawling and moving a lot, they are faced with different hazards in your home. One way to make your baby safe all the time is by installing the best baby gates in areas where you want to block his or her access such as in stairways, kitchen, bathroom, fireplace and the likes.

Through this review we hope to guide you in getting the best baby gates to suit your requirement and style.

 

Usage and Benefits

Baby gates are used to prevent a child from accessing an area of a house that is not child safe. Baby gates are often installed inside the house to block access to stairways, between rooms, hallways and main doors. These safety gates can also be used outside the house in patios or balconies.

Gated playpens also serve the same purpose with that of baby gates. While the latter is mounted on walls, playpens are assembled to enclose a particular area to serve as your child’s play yard. But, there are extra wide baby gates that can be converted to standing playpens as well.

However, like most childproofing items, baby gates and playpens are only made to assist you or your babysitter to supervise your baby easily. These products shall not be the alternative to an adult presence and protection.

Top of Stairs

There are baby gates made especially for stairways. Baby gates installed on top of the stairs should be hardware mounted to zero out possibility of falls and gate collapse. If the gate has swing, it should swing to just one direction particularly on the side opposite the bottom of the stairs. If you intend to install the gate on top of the stairs make sure to choose from among those that are approved for top of the stairs installation like the following products:

Evenflo Top Of Stairs Gate
  • One hand release handle is easy for parents but too difficult for children
  • Removable swing stop prevents gate from swinging out over stairs
  • Gate swings open one or both directions making it convenient for high traffic areas
  • Red/green lock indicator shows if gate is properly locked
  • Four point mounting hardware makes installation a cinch
Retract-A-Gate
  • Certified for use at the top and bottom of stairs by the JPMA
  • Proven for use with cats and dogs; mesh is scratch resistant
  • Quiet one hand operation when opening or closing
  • Tough, washable, and see-through fabric
  • Childproof lock on top prevents it from opening
Kidco Safeway Gate
  • Easy one hand adult operation
  • Quick release hardware allows gate to be easily removed when not needed
  • Directional stop prevents gate from swinging out over stairs
  • Hinge side hardware can be mounted on an angled surface
  • Heavy duty steel construction
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North States Supergate
  • Stairway Swing Gate is the ideal baby gate for the top of stairs or between rooms. All hardware needed for installation is included and when not in use, simply remove the safety gate from the hinge and tuck out of the way.
  • With the flexibility to adjust between 28" and 42", this baby gate will accommodate a wide variety of doorways, allowing you to sit back and relax knowing that your child is safe and secure.
  • The Stairway Swing Gate features a swing-control hinge and a childproof safety lock so the door can be set to swing in, out, or both ways.
  • Avoid trip hazards with a child gate that swings open fully - no threshold bar to step over. Combined with an easy, one-hand operation latch, getting in and out is nearly effortless.
  • Proudly made in the U.S.A. This natural wood safety gate is made from sustainable American wood making it extremely durable while still fitting in seamlessly with any home decor.
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Summer Infant Gate
  • Pressure mounted installation for between rooms with hardware included for top of stair use
  • Accommodates openings 28" to 42.5" wide; stands tall at 30"
  • Comfort grip handle with dual locking operation; can be opened and closed with one hand
  • Versatile, provides a secure barrier for pets
  • Walnut wood and charcoal accent finish blends with any home décor
Cardinal Gates
  • Great for high traffic areas, doorways, or bottom of stairs; Stairway Special Safety Gate is best for top-of-stairs.
  • The Auto Lock features a patented latch that allows rapid pass through in either directionJust swing the gate shut and door closes automatically
  • Has an optional stop bracket that prevents opening over a stairway for greater safety
  • Adjustable width: 26.5" to 40.5".The autolock child safety gate is 29.5" tall. Powder-coated finish provides a long-lasting, easy-to-clean surface
Evenflo Top Of Stairs Gate
  • Top of stair wooden gate
  • 32" tall.6 to 12 months
  • Expands from 30" to 48" wide
  • Hardware mounted
  • Removable swing control
Kidco Safeway Gate
  • Easy one hand adult operation
  • Quick release hardware allows gate to be easily removed when not needed
  • Directional stop prevents gate from swinging out over stairs
  • Hinge side hardware can be mounted on an angled surface
  • Heavy duty steel construction
Munchkin Easy-Close Metal Safety Gate
  • Measures: 29.5" tall and 29.5" - 35" wide with the included (1) 2.75" extension (fits up to 54" wide with if additional extensions are purchased). Measure your desired opening prior to purchase to ensure a proper fit.
  • Easy to use; simply push gate to close and lock
  • Dual-locking mechanism allows door to swing in both directions
  • Pressure-fit baby gate with hardware included for added safety
  • Includes (1) white Easy Close Safety Gate with (1) 2.75" extension to fit openings up to 35"; additional extensions are available for purchase on Amazon

 

For Between Rooms/Hallways/Bottom of Stairs

Baby gates designed especially for top of the stairs can also be installed on doorways between rooms, hallways and bottom of stairs. Also, pressure mounted gates or those that do not require tools to mount are better used only for these purposes. Pressure mounted gates are easier to install than hardware mounted gates. Also, the good side is that they will not leave marks on your wall when you decide to remove them.

For Outdoor

There are baby gates designed for outdoor use so when the weather allows it you can bring your child for a playtime outside free from harm’s way. These gates are best installed in your patio and decks. We included in this review Cardinal gates especially designed for outdoor use.

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Cardinal Gates Outdoor Child Safety Gate, Brown
  • Weatherproof - No better gate for outdoor use
  • Perfect for patios and decks
  • Easy installation
  • Adjustable width
  • Extensions available sold separately

Freestanding Playpen

Freestanding playpens are like ensemble of several gates that can enclose an area where your child can play free from uncertain dangers. Some freestanding playpen can be used as gate for larger openings like this product from North States and Regalo.

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North States Superyard 3-in-1 Metal Gate
  • The versatile, six-panel enclosure can act as a portable playpen, a safety gate or a baby barrier.
  • The Superyard 3-in-1 Six Panel Metal Gate is free-standing and sets up in seconds.
  • The swinging walk-thru door panel is built with a child-proof double-locking system allowing secure, easy access.
  • For convenience this item includes mounting hardware, allowing for extra wide safety barriers to be created.
  • The Superyard 3-in-1 Metal Gate works on a variety of floor surfaces and separately-sold extension panels can be added for increased size.
Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Gate and Play Yard, White
  • SUPERWIDE: Fits opens up to 192 inches wide and stands 28 inches tall
  • 2-IN-1: Can convert from a super wide gate to an 8-panel play yard. No tools require, quick and easy
  • CONFIGURABLE: Each panel can be adjusted to fit almost any opening. Great for wide spaces, angled openings, hallway, doorway or bottom of stairs. Folds flat for storage
  • DURABLE AND CONVENIENT: The all steel design is durable and convenient with a walk-through door
  • SAFETY: designed with a walk-through door with safety locking feature. Wall mounted for added security and protection. Meets all current safety standards. For children up to 24 months and great for pets too

Some freestanding playpens have colorful designs and some even have attached toys on it.

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North States Superyard Colorplay 6 Panel Playard
  • Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, the Superyard Ultimate is an excellent solution for creating a safe playpen for your child.
  • The Superyard Ultimate features an Easy Access Door that opens easily with one hand. Just slide the latch back, lift the door up and out to open. Simply reverse this motion to close.
  • This durable plastic six-panel Soft white play yard creates up to 18.5 square feet of protected play space. Want to increase the size the Superyard Ultimate? Just add a Two-Panel Extension (sold separately) to create up to 34.4 square feet of play space!
  • This play yard sets up and folds up quickly. Comes complete with carrying strap and non-slip pads. Fun for your child, peace of mind for you!
  • Proudly Made in the USA
Friendly Toys Little Playzone with Electronic Lights and Sounds
  • ASTM & CPSC Certified for Child Safety
  • Electronic Lightup Activity Board With Interactive Sounds
  • This Playpen Provides 13 sq ft of space
  • Swinging hinged door with Safety Lock
  • Picture House, Spinning Balls, Play Phone, and Light Up Musical Keyboard
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North States Superyard Colorplay Ultimate Playard
  • Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, the Superyard Colorplay Ultimate is an excellent solution for creating a safe playpen for your child.
  • The Superyard Colorplay Ultimate features an Easy Access Door that opens easily with one hand. Just slide the latch back, lift the door up and out to open. Simply reverse this motion to close.
  • This durable plastic six-panel colorful play yard creates up to 18.5 square feet of protected play space. Want to increase the size of the Superyard Colorplay Ultimate? Just add a Two-Panel Extension (sold separately) to create up to 34.4 square feet of play space!
  • This play yard sets up and folds up quickly. Comes complete with carrying strap and non-slip pads. Fun for your child, peace of mind for you!
  • Proudly Made in the USA

Buying Guide

In looking for the best baby gate, design, size, material composition, ease of installation and safety features should be your top considerations.

Design

Baby gates come on different designs apart from being made out of different materials. These baby gates can be a swinging gate type, playpen or retractable type. Swinging gate type is also termed as pass through, walk through and door type because you can pass through it just like a door. Most of the products that we reviewed have this design. Freestanding playpens just like we discussed above can also be used as fence with gate for larger openings or just simply encloses the area with pass through feature. Retractable gates, on the other hand, are those that retract automatically when closing without the need to roll the gate manually. Retractable gates are usually made of washable yet sturdy mesh fabric.

Retract-A-Gate safety gate 52" White
  • Certified for use at the top and bottom of stairs by the JPMA
  • Proven for use with cats and dogs; mesh is scratch resistant
  • Quiet one hand operation when opening or closing
  • Tough, washable, and see-through fabric
  • Childproof lock on top prevents it from opening

Size

Sizes of different baby gates are usually determined by the measurement of gate height and width. The height is crucial because the gate should be the right measurement to discourage your child from climbing over the gate. The gate should be at least three-quarters of your child’s height. Gates with at least 22 inches high are safe. However if your child is taller than his or her age, then you may want to consider the tallest but safest baby gates available out there just like the following products:

Regalo Home Accents Gate
  • EXTRA TALL: Stands 37-inches tall and expands to fit openings 29-43 inches wide
  • DÉCOR: Fashioned with high-end finishing and New Zealand Pine
  • ADJUSTABLE: Simple pressure mount set up, no tool required. Easy close handle features a one-touch release safety lock
  • FIT: Perfect for hallway, doorway, open spaces and bottom of stairs. Includes 6 and 4- inch wide extension kit. Gate folds flat for easy storage
  • SAFETY: Designed with safety-lock, meets all safety standard. Hardware mount for added security. Perfect for children 6-36 months. Great for PETS TOO!
Dreambaby Chelsea Security Gate
  • MEASURE YOUR OPENING BEFORE PURCHASING - This gate ONLY fits openings 28-32 inches. It will not fit any opening smaller than 28 inches. If your opening is larger than 32 inches you will require an additional purchase of an extension
  • VERSATILE AND DEPENDABLE- Our Dreambaby Chelsea gate is loaded with features to not only help make your life safer, but easier too. Versatile indeed, it can accommodate openings of 28" - 32" wide and boasts an extra tall height of 39.4". Using optional extensions sold separately, the gate can be extended up to 188"
  • QUICK AND EASY OPERATION- With the Chelsea extra tall pressure mounted gate, installation is a breeze and using it is even easier. The gate allows for one-handed operation and the double action locking feature helps keep even the most curious toddlers at bay
  • SMART STAY-OPEN, AUTO-CLOSE- Doing laundry, entertaining guests, making dinner? With the convenience of Smart Stay-Open, the Chelsea gate can be made to stay open whenever you want it. However, for all other times, it has the convenience of Auto-Close, which ensures constant and reliable safety anytime you close the gate from any distance, every time
  • GREAT FOR PETS TOO- Made of strong, high-quality materials it's perfect for large and even the most eager pets too!
Regalo Deluxe Gate
  • EXTRA TALL: Stands 41-inches tall and expands to fit openings 29-37.5 inches wide. Please note, this gate will not fit an opening between 34-35 inches. An additional 4 inch extension is needed
  • PRESSURE MOUNT: Simple set up, no tool required. Easy to use lever handle features a one-touch release safety lock
  • ADJUSTABLE: Perfect for hallway, doorway, open spaces and bottom of stairs. Includes 6-inch wide extension kit. Gate folds flat for easy storage
  • DURABLE AND CONVENIENT: The all steel design is durable and convenient with a walk-through door

The width of the gate on the other hand will depend on the location where you want the gate to be mounted. The products included in this review have 26 up to 72 inches measurement. So before shopping for the best baby gate of your choice, make sure to measure the width of the area you want to barricade. Makers usually indicate the gates measurement on product description.

For doorways or hallways, Supergate by North States and Expansion Gate by Summer Infant are the widest with measurements that can be extended up to 72 inches.

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Supergate by North States
  • Built from long lasting heavy-duty metal and finished in an exclusive matte bronze finish this baby gate is sure to complement any home decor.
  • The safety gate panel is an extra wide 25.5" wide making it the perfect size for the entire family.
  • The child gate has an easy one-hand operation and stay-open feature that is sure to assist any busy parent.
  • A one-way swinging safety gate with a childproof double-locking system provides the added safety every parent is looking for.
  • Pivot points on the safety gate panels allow for the Deluxe Décor Gate to be mounted on straight or angled walls.
Expansion Gate by Summer Infant
  • Secure hardware mounted design with 4 extensions included for use between extra wide openings
  • 36"tall gate fits extra wide openings, between 44 and 72" wide
  • Simple, one-handed walk thru door
  • Soft scratch guard on bottom rail to prevent the gate from scratching hardwood floors

While, for top of stairs gate, Retract-A-Gate can barricade up to 52 inches while baby gates from Evenflo can cover up to 48 inches opening.

Retract-A-Gate
  • Certified for use at the top and bottom of stairs by the JPMA
  • Proven for use with cats and dogs; mesh is scratch resistant
  • Quiet one hand operation when opening or closing
  • Tough, washable, and see-through fabric
  • Childproof lock on top prevents it from opening
Evenflo Top-of-Stair Gate
  • One hand release handle is easy for parents but too difficult for children
  • Removable swing stop prevents gate from swinging out over stairs
  • Gate swings open one or both directions making it convenient for high traffic areas
  • Red/green lock indicator shows if gate is properly locked
  • Four point mounting hardware makes installation a cinch
Evenflo Top of Stair Plus Gate
  • Top of stair wooden gate
  • 32" tall.6 to 12 months
  • Expands from 30" to 48" wide
  • Hardware mounted
  • Removable swing control

For freestanding playpens the area that can be enclosed usually determines the size. Playpens from Regalo  can cover the largest area up to 19 square feet. Most of freestanding playpens however can be extended anytime by buying the appropriate expansion panels.

Material Composition

Baby gates and playpens are usually made from metal, wood, bamboo, plastic and fabric.

Metal
Metal is the most durable among the other materials mentioned. Stainless steel and aluminum are often used because of their lightweight characteristics. Baby gates made for outdoor use are usually made of metals as well.

Baby gates made of metals are more stylish and usually come in different finishes such as bronze, white, black and brown.

Wood
Baby gates made of wood are less expensive than metal-made baby gates. Wood is sometimes used together with metal to make baby gates as well.

Bamboo
In this review, we have included an eco-friendly product made of bamboo and recycled plastic from Safety 1st. Being environment-friendly conscious on all things is great especially when we have our child to think about to save the environment for.

Safety 1st Nature Next Bamboo Gate
  • CUSTOMIZABLE WIDTH - This safety gate adjusts to fit doorways and openings between 28 and 42 inches wide and is 24 inches high.
  • SECURE AND STURDY - Gate features a durable bamboo frame and recycled plastic panels. It also includes non-marring bumpers to protect your woodwork from unwanted dings and scratches.
  • EASY TO INSTALL - This pressure-mounted gate requires no hardware or tools to install and sets up easily in doorways and other pass through areas.
  • GREAT FOR BABIES OR PETS - Easily create a baby and/or pet friendly area within your home with this gate. It's great for use at the bottom of stairs, in hallways and in doorways.

Plastic
Plastics are used for freestanding playpens intended for indoor and outdoor use. What is great about plastics is that they are very lightweight and can be carried easily from one place to another. They are especially ideal materials for playpens because they can be made into different attractive colors that children like.

Fabric
Fabrics are the materials used for retractable or winding baby gates. Fabric-made gates are also advisable for those who frequently travel with their babies since fabric can easily be rolled and folded. These fabric-made gates also require no tools to install hence they can be installed easily and quickly: Safety 1st Fabric Gate and Evenflo Soft N Wide Gate. However, these gates do not have doors and you need to step over them to pass through.

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Safety 1st Fabric Gate
  • EXTRA LENGTH FOR WIDER DOORWAYS - This clever gate fits doorways and openings between 38 and 60 inches wide and is 27" high
  • EASY TO INSTALL - This pressure-mounted gate requires no hardware or tools to install and sets up easily in doorways and other pass through areas
  • SMART DESIGN - The gate features a soft translucent panel that allows you to look through and see your baby when they are on the other side
  • GREAT FOR BABIES OR PETS - Easily create a baby and/or pet friendly area within your home with this gate. It's great for use at the bottom of stairs, in hallways and in doorways
  • Adjustable from 38" to 60"
Evenflo Soft N Wide Gate
  • Installation, removal and storage is quick and easy
  • Extra wide to fit a variety of openings
  • Travel/storage bag
  • Fits most home decors
  • Fits uneven openings and baseboards

Although fabric-made baby gates are less sturdy than metal and wooden type, Retract-A-Gate safety gate is approved by JPMA as safe for top of the stairs installation.

Retract-A-Gate safety gate
  • Certified for use at the top and bottom of stairs by the JPMA
  • Proven for use with cats and dogs; mesh is scratch resistant
  • Quiet one hand operation when opening or closing
  • Tough, washable, and see-through fabric
  • Childproof lock on top prevents it from opening

 

Safety Considerations

Certification on Quality and Safety
To ensure that the baby gate of your choice is independently tested to be safe, look for certifications or mark from the following agencies: CPSC, ASTM International, and JPMA.

Mounting System
Baby gates are also classified based on how they are mounted on walls – if they are hardware mounted or pressure mounted. Hardware mounted gates are said to be more secure than pressure mounted gates. For top of the stairs installation, the mounting system should always involve use of hardware tools. Pressure mounted systems are only approved for between rooms and bottom of stairs installation.

Slat Spacing
Another important safety consideration. Slat spacing matters usually to metal or wooden baby gates. A safe distance between slats should be less than 3 inches apart to prevent head entrapment.

Latch
A safe baby gates should come with a dual-action latch that cannot be opened by your baby. It should be easy for you to use but should not be easy for your baby to figure out. Ensure that the latch is child proof so that your baby cannot accidentally open it.

Automatic Close
For your convenience a gate with auto-close feature is a great help so that every time you pass through it you can just let the gate close behind you.

Using the above considerations, we made our picks of the best baby gate on categories that we think are relevant on your choice.

 

Best Top of Stairs Baby Gates

Our choice of the best baby gates for top of the stairs use is Summer Infant Anywhere Decorative Gate.

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Summer Infant Anywhere Decorative Walk-Thru Gate
  • Pressure mounted installation for between rooms with hardware included for top of stair use
  • Accommodates openings 28" to 42.5" wide; stands tall at 30"
  • Comfort grip handle with dual locking operation; can be opened and closed with one hand
  • Versatile, provides a secure barrier for pets
  • Walnut wood and charcoal accent finish blends with any home décor

The gate has an attractive design with a combination of steel and wooden materials that make the product durable as well. The charcoal accent finish with Walnut wood has an elegant appeal to it that would surely stand out if not blend with your home décor.

The product is JPMA certified and thus the height and width measurements are safe and compatible enough to suit your requirement (30 inches height and 28 to 42.5 inches width). It is designed with all the safety features such as the dual locking system, swing stopper on one side and mix of hardware and pressure mount systems.

The product is further designed for your ease and convenience with its smooth finish, easy to open features as well as easy installation. The product is highly rated and on the midrange price.

What is great about this product is that on top of its safe and user-friendly features the design is perfect and pleasing to the eyes.

 

Best Value Top of Stairs Baby Gates

Our pick for the best value baby gate for top of stairs use is Evenflo Top of Stair Gate.

Evenflo Top of Stair Plus Gate
  • Top of stair wooden gate
  • 32" tall.6 to 12 months
  • Expands from 30" to 48" wide
  • Hardware mounted
  • Removable swing control

This baby gate is made from wood and is specifically designed for top of stairs use with width ranging from 30 to 48 inches. Swing control is removable when you decide to install it in doorways or hallways. The product is hardware mounted to ensure that it will not collapse from your child’s pushing.

This baby gate from Evenflo is also designed for convenience of parents with its one hand release feature.

The design of this gate is very simple and neat. What is great about this product is that with the best price, you get to bring home a decent and safe baby gate that can actually serve or even exceed its purpose.

 

Best Between Rooms Baby Gates

We pick Summer Infant and North States as the best baby gates for use between rooms; the former for standard door opening and the latter for extra wide opening.

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Summer Infant Multi-Use Deco Extra Tall Walk-Thru Gate, Bronze
  • Pressure mounted installation for use between rooms with optional hardware mounts included for installation on stairways
  • 36" tall gate fits openings 28.5-45" wide
  • Dual locking, auto-close walk through door
  • Removable door stopper for use at top of stairs, prevents gate from opening towards staircase

I is made of metal and can be pressure mounted or hardware mounted. This gate is extra tall and stands up to 36 inches and fits 28 to 48 inches opening. The product has all the safety and user-friendly features of childproof baby gate like dual locking and auto-close feature.

Also, what makes this product great is its perfect design to match your interior decors with its bronze metal finish. In fact, this product is a recipient of Moms’ Picks Award from Baby Center for Best Looks & Best Ease of Use.

 

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North States Supergate Deluxe Décor Metal Gate, Matte Bronze
  • Built from long lasting heavy-duty metal and finished in an exclusive matte bronze finish this baby gate is sure to complement any home decor.
  • The safety gate panel is an extra wide 25.5" wide making it the perfect size for the entire family.
  • The child gate has an easy one-hand operation and stay-open feature that is sure to assist any busy parent.
  • A one-way swinging safety gate with a childproof double-locking system provides the added safety every parent is looking for.
  • Pivot points on the safety gate panels allow for the Deluxe Décor Gate to be mounted on straight or angled walls.

For larger openings, this gate is a great choice to barricade up to 72 inches. The product stands up to 30 inches high and makes use of hardware mount system. The design is great and made to compliment your home interior with its matte bronze finish and arched gate construction. The product can be installed straight across or angled depending on your preference. It has matching extensions sold separately if 72 inches is not enough for you.

Just like all great baby gates, this product from North States is designed to help your life easier and aid you in supervising your child. You can choose to let the gate swing on both sides or put a stopper on one side. The product is JPMA certified to further put your mind at ease.

 

Best Value Between Rooms Baby Gates

Our pick for the best value baby gates for between rooms is Safety 1st Nature Bamboo Gate.

Safety 1st Nature Next Bamboo Gate
  • CUSTOMIZABLE WIDTH - This safety gate adjusts to fit doorways and openings between 28 and 42 inches wide and is 24 inches high.
  • SECURE AND STURDY - Gate features a durable bamboo frame and recycled plastic panels. It also includes non-marring bumpers to protect your woodwork from unwanted dings and scratches.
  • EASY TO INSTALL - This pressure-mounted gate requires no hardware or tools to install and sets up easily in doorways and other pass through areas.
  • GREAT FOR BABIES OR PETS - Easily create a baby and/or pet friendly area within your home with this gate. It's great for use at the bottom of stairs, in hallways and in doorways.

This product is not only affordable but eco-friendly as well being made from durable bamboo frame and recycled plastic panels. The measurement of this product suits most doorways and hallways, easy to install and safe to use for babies.

 

Best Freestanding Playpen

Our pick for the best freestanding playpen is Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Gate.

Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Gate and Play Yard, White
  • SUPERWIDE: Fits opens up to 192 inches wide and stands 28 inches tall
  • 2-IN-1: Can convert from a super wide gate to an 8-panel play yard. No tools require, quick and easy
  • CONFIGURABLE: Each panel can be adjusted to fit almost any opening. Great for wide spaces, angled openings, hallway, doorway or bottom of stairs. Folds flat for storage
  • DURABLE AND CONVENIENT: The all steel design is durable and convenient with a walk-through door
  • SAFETY: designed with a walk-through door with safety locking feature. Wall mounted for added security and protection. Meets all current safety standards. For children up to 24 months and great for pets too

This gate from Regalo is made with 8 removable and linkable panels that surround a 19 square feet area. What is nice about this product is that it can be wall mounted to cover a 192 inches opening or wall distance and still extendable with extensions sold separately.

The product is durable being made from steel and certified safe by ASTM and JPMA. The safe locking feature is convenient as well as the set-up and installation.

So, if you are looking for a baby gate with proven multiple functionalities then this is the best product for you with multiple uses as fire place guard, stair way barricade, Christmas tree barrier, play yard and many more.

 

Best Value Freestanding Playpen

Our pick for the best value freestanding playpen is North States Colorful Superyard.

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North States Superyard Colorplay 6 Panel Playard
  • Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, the Superyard Ultimate is an excellent solution for creating a safe playpen for your child.
  • The Superyard Ultimate features an Easy Access Door that opens easily with one hand. Just slide the latch back, lift the door up and out to open. Simply reverse this motion to close.
  • This durable plastic six-panel Soft white play yard creates up to 18.5 square feet of protected play space. Want to increase the size the Superyard Ultimate? Just add a Two-Panel Extension (sold separately) to create up to 34.4 square feet of play space!
  • This play yard sets up and folds up quickly. Comes complete with carrying strap and non-slip pads. Fun for your child, peace of mind for you!
  • Proudly Made in the USA

Made from colorful plastics that kids surely will find attractive, this freestanding playpen from North States comes with 6 panels. It encloses 18.5 square feet with extensions sold separately to increase the area covered up to 34.4 square feet and stands up to 26 inches high.

This playpen will not scratch your hardwood floors and is safe to use outdoor. The product is easy to install and can be carried easily from one place to another.

The product is offered at an affordable price yet the quality and safety is not compromised so you can have a JPMA approved product to ease your mind and let your child enjoy a colorful play yard and at the same time stimulating to his or her crucial development stage.

Final Note

Childproofing your house with the best baby gates of your choice can be very useful for you. This way your child gets also the liberty to move around and enjoy his or her independence in the safety of one secure place in your home or outdoor if weather permits for more stimulating and fun activity in your yard.

We hope through this guide you can make the right choice in which baby gates to buy that would surely be of long use for you and will accompany you to see your baby through as he or she grows.

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  • SUPERWIDE: Fits opens up to 192 inches wide and stands 28 inches tall
  • 2-IN-1: Can convert from a super wide gate to an 8-panel play yard. No tools require, quick and easy
  • CONFIGURABLE: Each panel can be adjusted to fit almost any opening. Great for wide spaces, angled openings, hallway, doorway or bottom of stairs. Folds flat for storage
  • DURABLE AND CONVENIENT: The all steel design is durable and convenient with a walk-through door
  • SAFETY: designed with a walk-through door with safety locking feature. Wall mounted for added security and protection. Meets all current safety standards. For children up to 24 months and great for pets too

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  • Quality product
  • Perfect for children up to 4 yrs of age
  • Activity board: ball spinners, telephone
  • Swinging hinged doors, and safety lock on doors

Wall Nanny Mini - Baby Gate Wall Protector (Made in USA) for Dog & Pet Gates - Small Low-Profile Saver - Perfect in Doorways - Cups Protect & Guard Walls from Kid Child Safety Pressure Gates - 4 Pack

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  • THE ONLY GUARDS THAT WORK SAFELY ON BOTTOM SPINDLES - NO MORE SAFETY HAZARD - Our innovative wall protector was designed based on YOUR feedback. The new design allows the protectors to be placed ANYWHERE a pressure gate will go! Its flat top and bottom allow the bottom spindles or bolts of the gate to lay flush on the ground and eliminate the gap between the gate and floor of kid auto walk-thru locking mounted babygates.
  • STOPS GATES FROM SLIPPING AND SLIDING AND KEEPS YOUR WALLS DAMAGE-FREE! Your child and pet's protection are your first priority but your walls need to be protected as well! That's why our four pack of Wall Nanny's soft rubber bumper backing not only cushions the blow from pressure mounted screws but also stops the gates from slipping falling and sliding. Our cups are a multi-use accessory as they work for pets banisters and babys gates. partners width railings staircase close secure staircases
  • SMALLEST LOW-PROFILE PROTECTOR ON THE MARKET - CAN FIT ALMOST ANYWHERE! - The newly designed pad's compact size allows it to be extremely versatile and fit anywhere a pressure gate will go, like a stairway or hallway. It is small enough to fit with almost all walkthrough auto retractable gates supported areas such as doorways, small awkward spaces, and other small areas. dream shield automatic super widespan accents boston pack inch inches stairway banister stairway toddlers multi-use partners
  • EASY TO INSTALL! - You can forget about tools or large parts for installation and mounting as our wall protectors were designed with your best interest in mind hence they can be installed easily without any tools or accessories! Our Wall Nanny stands alone as it works on most metal walkthru standing latch gates! expandable chelsea mountable playard self closing childproof 44 29 north states hand surface outdoor extention 50 freestanding high childproofing automatic railing bannister innovations
  • BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! - First off we offer the best protector set your money can buy. If however you aren't totally satisfied with it we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee! - We worked really hard in order to offer you the best possible walk through baby gate wall pads money can buy. The Wall Nanny is MADE IN AMERICA. Thanks for your support! Tags: black opener hinge handle adapter hinges girls bumpers replacement big tension plastic portable small walkthrough retractable free open proof system