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Removable Swing Stop: prevents gate from swinging out over stairs
Red/Green Lock Indicator: shows if gate is properly locked
One-hand release handle: easy for parents, but too difficult for children
The Easy Walk Thru Top of Stair gate helps parents keep their children safe from common household dangers, especially around the stairs. The four point hardware mount provides a secure and easy top-of-stair mounting for your home. Depending on how you set the swing control, the gate will swing in one or both directions to prevent swinging over the stairs. To use the child-resistant, one-handed Lever Loc mechanism, simply squeeze the buttons and push down to open. This will allow you to pass-through the gate quickly and easily, but the two motions to unlock the gate will be too difficult for baby. To close and lock the gate, just give the door a gentle push and watch the slam-latch feature take over. A quick glance at the red-green lock indicator will tell you if the gate is securely locked. The neutral styling blends well with any home decor.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have had this gate for 5 years and it's at the top of a flight of hardwood stairs - I run a daycare and I've had kids crash into it at full speed and it has never budged. I trust this gate probably more than any other gate I've had at the top of the stairs.
I can see what other reviewers are saying about the latch - when you press the blue buttons it doesn't feel like they are actually being depressed, but they are doing something, and that's what allows the latch to be opened easily. It's a little difficult to do at first, but I tell people who come to the door, "press the blue button even though it doesn't seem like it's doing anything" and then they can get it. You only have to press one side of the button also, and it still works. It's difficult, yes almost impossible for kids to do, and that's what makes this gate so great - I've never had any kid be able to figure it out, even the most accomplished escape artists. This is important, because the stairs...
This gate works alright. It is a little hard to walk through because you have to unlatch the gate, then slide it over slightly, then swing it out of the way. This would be alright, but it is sometimes hard to slide the gate, depending on the width it is set at (it will sometimes get stuck while sliding over). Also, if you were thinking about staining this gate to match your decor (like I did), I thought I would let you know that the hardware is riveted on from the factory. This means you will have to try to stain around (and under) it. Overall, the gate is high quality, built solid, and looks nice installed. It isn't that bad to walk through once you get used to using it. I am just not sure if I would put it in any high traffic areas you will be walking though often.
Obviously when choosing baby gate, safety and ease of use are 2 very big factors. This gate was fairly easy to install. It came with all the necessary hardware and detailed instructions. I would have rated 5 stars if it not for the hinge bracket assembly. I feel that it is not as safe as it could have been if made slightly different. To emphasize, the hinge bracket is mounted on the wall or banister. You then slide the door hinges into the brackets. I feel that there should be a way for the hinge to lock into the bracket. Unfortunately the hinges just sit loosely in their brackets. Maybe this isn't a big deal, but if someone's child were to lift up with enough force on the bracket side, there is a chance that one or both hinges could be unattached from the wall / banister. I ended up placing a screw directly above each of the hinges to ensure that our little one wouldn't be able to do just that. Other than that, it is tall, easy to use and pretty easy to install.
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