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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
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..
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