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Let's talk baby gates

I am in search of a tension (movable) baby gate that has a walk through. Anyone have one they like or would recommend? I am so sick of climbing over ours and picking up kids to put them over.

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All I have are the kind you have to hurdle over. Lot's of bruised knees and injured big toes going over that thing. I was thinking the same thing about wanting to find a really good, sturdy gate with a walk-through to help out when the next baby comes.

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"AnnaRO" wrote:

All I have are the kind you have to hurdle over. Lot's of bruised knees and injured big toes going over that thing. I was thinking the same thing about wanting to find a really good, sturdy gate with a walk-through to help out when the next baby comes.

I've fallen over ours twice in the last year and a half, I hate hurdling gates. It's even harder now that I have to carry Clara over, the dog and somehow get DS over as well. It's getting frustrating. I put some pressure on the one we have earlier trying to get over it and it came out of the door frame, I almost fell to the floor with it. I picked it up and in a very 2 year old way tossed it out of the house via the front door. DH was pretty sure I was going out there after it to stomp it into the ground.

Okay, here's what I've found so far from amazon. The First Years Hands Free Gate, the one problem I saw in the reviews was the opening isn't very wide, I don't like that. Here's the other one, KidCo G15 Center Gateway with Walk Through Pressure Gate, the downfall is that it is $80, which is $30 more than the first one. I'm ordering something today, maybe a couple of them Smile

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We have one where you push down on a piece to sort of lock it, but if you lift it you can walk through. No idea on the brand, I think it was a stores brand.Our door ways are too wide for normal baby gates, if we want them we need to pay well over $100 for one

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I have one of those ol' wooden looking ones. It works, but I hate it. Plus, our fat cats knock it over all the time.
The Dr. I work for had one similar to those at this house, it was awesome. You just squeeze this handle and it pops out.

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"redneckgirl82884" wrote:

I have one of those ol' wooden looking ones. It works, but I hate it. Plus, our fat cats knock it over all the time.
The Dr. I work for had one similar to those at this house, it was awesome. You just squeeze this handle and it pops out.

my mom has an old wooden one, it SUCKS even worse than my hunk of junk LOL. the kids jerk hard enough on it to get it to open (the older kids, DS and 4 year old nephew).

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I don't know what to recommend. We have the one you hurdle and I despise it. We have a split level and the stairs going up and down are right next to each other. And then there's really nothing to attach anything to, since there is a railing between the two sets, not a solid wall. We've never been able to figure out a good way to really block them off, so as a result Lainey is pretty good at going up and down stairs. We just have to watch her all the time.

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I can tell you that DH wants baby gates badly. And I tell him that if he remembered to shut the bathroom doors and such we wouldn't have a problem. :roll:
I do want to know what ends up working well because depending on where we end up living in NC it may be a necessity. Blum 3

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We are trying to buy some tension walk through ones now too. We have the tension removable wooden ones from DS1 and they are such a PITA to climb over, especially while holding DS2. I was looking at the store 2 weeks ago and totally couldn't decided which one was best. Also not thrilled about the $$ of 2 new gates.

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We have a safety first gate, it works for whatevery sized width you need because he slides back and forth and front to back.. He is the link..
http://www.safety1st.com/usa/eng/Products/Home-Safety/Gates/Details/448-41824-Perfect-Fit-Gate

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"laurensmitty1982" wrote:

We have a safety first gate, it works for whatevery sized width you need because he slides back and forth and front to back.. He is the link..
http://www.safety1st.com/usa/eng/Products/Home-Safety/Gates/Details/448-41824-Perfect-Fit-Gate

I have one of those too but I want one that is a walk through. I'm tired of stepping over baby gates Smile

I ordered the KidCo tonight. I'll let you guys all know what I think when I get it in next week!

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Oh, and I was able to get the KidCo from diapers.com for just $70 with free shipping, even better!

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Definitely KUP on how it goes! We now have a broken toilet in our apartment, so we've had to barricade Aiden in the living room using boxes and bins. Lol

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http://www.safety1st.com/usa/eng/Products/Home-Safety/Gates/Details/2183-42060-Lift,-Lock-Swing-Gate
we have this one.. if dh would ever install it to the wall that would be awesome but IDK if that will ever happen. As just a gate, the kids (my 3 year old especially) knocks it over all the time but its way better than this one http://www.walmart.com/ip/Evenflo-Memory-Fit-II-Gate/13264743.

BUT.. I just signed into walmart's website because we had a baby gate at our first apartment that mounted to the wall but couldn't remember the name.. it lasted 2 years. I logged into my walmart account and looked at my billing history and found it! I'm so happy! THanks for starting this thread! lol it was this one..
http://www.walmart.com/ip/North-State-Plastic-Stairway-Gate/4380096
we used it to block off the kitchen not stairs. IDK if you can use it with stairs but I'm sure it might say it in the description. totally buying this come payday!

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"Newlywed630" wrote:

http://www.safety1st.com/usa/eng/Products/Home-Safety/Gates/Details/2183-42060-Lift,-Lock-Swing-Gate
we have this one.. if dh would ever install it to the wall that would be awesome but IDK if that will ever happen. As just a gate, the kids (my 3 year old especially) knocks it over all the time but its way better than this one http://www.walmart.com/ip/Evenflo-Memory-Fit-II-Gate/13264743.

BUT.. I just signed into walmart's website because we had a baby gate at our first apartment that mounted to the wall but couldn't remember the name.. it lasted 2 years. I logged into my walmart account and looked at my billing history and found it! I'm so happy! THanks for starting this thread! lol it was this one..
http://www.walmart.com/ip/North-State-Plastic-Stairway-Gate/4380096
we used it to block off the kitchen not stairs. IDK if you can use it with stairs but I'm sure it might say it in the description. totally buying this come payday!

Yep, I have a gate like that. I have one at the top of the steps and you're supposed to only use gates that are screwed to the wall on stairs. The one I want though is a tension mount (not screwed in) but that will open like that 2nd one you posted.

Hopefully I've found one that I'll like. Really though, at this point, with my piece of crap, anything will be better LOL. I won't be near as hard to please as some of the people in the reviews.