View Full Version : gate for opening larger than 42"
08-25-2003, 01:49 PM
We need a mounted gate for the top of our stairs but the opening is 44" which is the size most gates extend to.
Any suggestions for a sturdy gate that can handle this?
DAniella and Julia 6-13-02
08-26-2003, 02:19 PM
The Kid Co. Safeway Gate can fit your space and is a good gate for the top of the stairs. http://www.kidco.com/gate_dis.cfm?Gate_ID=g20 The basic gate is 43 1/2" so it may or may not fit your space. That's pretty close. With the mounting parts, it might work. If not, you can always buy the extension. HTH
08-26-2003, 07:15 PM
I've been seriously considering the Kiddy Guard gate for the top of our stairs. It works for openings up to 52". It is more like a roll-up window shade on its side than a traditional baby gate. As a result when it is opened it virtually disappears (rolls up). The gate can be operated with one hand, and makes a clicking noise when it is being opened (so you will know if your toddler has figured out how to get past it).
Most places charge about $110 for it, but I found it for $79.95 at:
There certainly are less expensive gates that will do the trick, but I really like the idea of the gate virtually disappearing when it is open.
I haven't bought one yet, but the kid isn't due until the end of January.
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