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SUMMER INFANT: Selecting the Perfect Gate

As a new parent, selecting the right gate for your home can seem overwhelming. However, by answering a few simple questions, you can find the best Summer Infant gate to meet your needs.

1. Choose the location of your gate(s).

Before starting your search, it’s important to answer these simple questions: Where do you need to place your gate? How many areas do you need to secure? How many gates do you need in total? One factor that will influence the type of gate you purchase is the entryway. If you need more than one gate, consider the needs of each entryway separately. Different gates are designed for specific areas:

Stairway  For safety, hardware mounting is required to prevent your child from falling down the stairs or climbing up the stairs.



Between Rooms  Useful for keeping your child (or pet) in and out of a specific room.


Large Openings Ideal for creating a barrier to a room with a large entryway.

Flexible / Freestanding  Perfect for dividing a uniquely-shaped room or for creating a freestanding play area. Note: No installation necessary.

2. Measure the width of your opening(s).

Not all gates are created to fit all entryways. Gates can vary anywhere between 18 and 72 inches wide. Be sure to accurately measure the openings for the gate(s), so you can find the correct gate for your home.

3. Choose the installation method that is right for you.

The installation method for your gate can vary based on the location of the gate in your home.

Hardware mount: Hardware mounted gates are permanent and require some tools for installation. Note: Hardware mount gates are required when a gate is used in a stairway.

Pressure Mount: Pressure mounted gates require little assembly and no additional tools. They are easy to install, adjust and remove as needed.

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