Product Type: Lindam safety products
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Lindam easy fit plus stair gate - does what its designed for
Lindam Easy Fit Plus Safety Gate
Member Name: karlsm93
Lindam Easy Fit Plus Safety Gate
Advantages: Safe, secure, good price
In our current house we have stairs, which for quite a while my daughter never showed any interest in and I was always in the same room as her when we were upstairs, so didn't get a stairgate as soon as she started to move herself. However, just before Christmas she developed a worrying interest in the stairs, and so we knew it was time to get a stairgate. We thought we would get one for the top of the stairs first to see how it worked before ordering a second if desired for the bottom.
I didn't really look around a lot for a stairgate as my in laws have this Lindam easy fit plus stairgate and I knew how it worked when we visited their house and they seemed to be very happy with it, so I decided it would be ideal for the top of our stairs as well. Although it currently retails at almost £30 on amazon, I bought it for under £20 at the time, although in the Asda baby event, I think you can pick this brand of stairgate up as well for under £20.
The Lindam easy fit plus safety gate comes with a two way opening, although this can be restricted to one way simply by moving the little clip at the bottom. I tend to restrict to one way and it works fine. This product actually arrived a couple of days before Christmas and my husband had it fitted very quickly and easily without any hassle. Even if this doesn't fit the top or bottom of your stairs, you can purchase extensions for this gate. This was not necessary in our case.
THere are several features of this gate which I like, firstly, it seems to be very sturdy. My daughter has tried her very best to climb on this gate, and at first I was worried, but it really does resist her climbing and hold up to her weight. Thankfully her initial interest in the stairgate has faded so she doesn't attempt to climb on it as much, but I am confident in its ability to prevent her being able to get over it, or push it. Secondly, I like the fact that you can lock this gate in two places if required to give you ultimate piece of mind. When we first got the gate and my daughter was very interested in how it worked and was trying to work out how mummy got it open, I put the double lock on the gate just to reassure myself that she had no way of opening the gate. Now, that her fascination has diminished, I simply lock the main handle, and not close the little clip at the bottom which acts as the second safety lock. The main handle would prove extremely difficult for a young child to open, as it isn't just a matter of lifting the handle, you need to press the two blue side buttons in, whilst lifting the clasp. I can now do to this one handed when required, but I know my daughter couldn't work it out by herself to be able to open the gate.
We have been really happy with this gate since we got it. It has worked brilliantly at keeping my daughter safe and I feel very reassured when my daughter is moving around the rooms upstairs. As we hope to be moving soon to a bungalow, we haven;t bought another stairgate for the bottom of the stairs and thankfully my daughter doesn't climb these unless someone is with her, but if we had been staying for longer in our present house, I would definitely have bought an identical stairgate for the bottom of the stairs.
Summary: A very good stairgate
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