here have been a couple changes in our home in the last couple of years that we could not change in over twenty years! It’s been being able to relax more on child-proofing our home. We have had numerous baby gates, including by the stairs and to block our little ones from going down the hall to the favourite place to play – in the toilet (though I think at times we need pet gates to keep our dogs from this!) It is nice not to have these around, for now. I know it will change in time when grandchildren start arriving at our house!
Of course, gates are not just for the stairways but for doorways, a fire hearth (and for us this includes a pellet stove) and any wide openings. These gates can be attached numerous ways depending in how permanent or moveable you want them including, hardware mount gates, pressure mount gates, extra wide gates, and gate mounting kits which make them much easier to install.
For our family we needed several different kinds and even had one on an outdoor deck. Sometimes it can be difficult to decide which type of safety gate is needed so this Safety Gate Guide and Tips might be helpful in making a major safety decision and many of these gates can be found at Kidco Gate Shop.