Product Type: Lindam safety products
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Lindam Easy Fit Plus Safety Gate
Member Name: Whizz11
Lindam Easy Fit Plus Safety Gate
Advantages: Safe, sturdy, easy to open
I have two children at home and also live in a house with stairs so stairgates are part of the furniture around here, at least for the next couple of years. I think you can never be too careful on stairs, especially as I fell down ours a few weeks ago and really bruised my bottom, I would hate for my kids to do that so I have a stairgate at the top of the stairs. I've now taken the one off the bottom as my one year old son is not interested in exploring the stairs and it just means we can get about a bit more easily. Stairgates often get in the way I think but these Lindam ones are very sturdy and not as annoying to navigate as other brands are in my opinion.
What's funny is that we also use one of these for our dog. He is allowed to walk around the downstairs of the house freely but when it comes to dinner time we put him in a cupboard space and have a gate over this so he can still see out and is not shut in a cupboard but is secure so he doesn't steal food from the kids plates. It works really well for him.
The stairgate fits easily to most stairs or doorways with the help of a 4 Point pressure fit U shaped power frame. It basically consists of discs on the end of a metal frame that twist to move into place and so you can adjust them to the space you need and then tighten them up. My kids hang on the upstairs gate and really shake it sometimes but it never falls out of place or moves which is very good peace of mind for me.
The handle is easy to open once you get the hang of it but there's no way little fingers could open it which again, is great to know and very reassuring. Basically in order to open the handle you squeeze a the front portion together with your thumb and first finger and then you can move the back portion of the handle with the rest of your hand, sounds tricky but its definitely achieveable with just one hand which sometimes comes in very handy if I am carrying kids down the stairs or the washing, etc.
What I like about this gate is that you can open in inwards or outwards so this again is a handy benefit and great if you want to fix the gate in an awkward space. There is a safety catch on the bottom though that you can apply but unfortunately ours have fallen off all the gates so I would say this is perhaps a little design flaw with these gates. They fell off after a rather over excited little boy slammed the gate shut one too many times!
The gate fits openings from 75cm to 82cm, extending up 138cm with separate extensions and if I remember rightly cost us in the £25-£30 region which I think is a great price for a safety feature you need in your home.
Summary: Lindam stairgate
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