Product Type: Lindam safety products
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Lindam Easy Fit Pressure Mounted Safety Gate
Member Name: xxBeccaxx
Lindam Easy Fit Pressure Mounted Safety Gate
Advantages: Easy to fit, keeps children safe, easy to use, long lasting, secure.
Disadvantages: Can strip paint off walls by being on tightly.
Although my son is now 3 I still find this safety gate useful, doors used to be good enough to close but then he figured those out and so I needed something that would keep him out of places I couldn't have him in. At first I kept this gate on my kitchen but as he's almost 4 he's really good at navigating stairs and staying out of the kitchen when I need him too however sometimes I need him in a safe place while I nip for a shower or pop out to hang out the washing and for this his room in perfect, there is nothing that can topple over and hurt him and therefore it's the ideal place to leave him and so when I do I pop him in his room and close the gate, this also comes in handy when he needs some time out to calm down and I need 5 minutes to collect myself and for this the gate is now across the space in his bedroom before the door which allows the door to be closed at night time as his room is just off the living room but means I can also leave it open while he's in there.
I bought this Lindam gate from Amazon for £16.99 at the time but this is now up to £18.99 however it is also available in Asda and across various other websites. These can also be found extremely cheaply at the end of the baby event in Asda getting down to as low as just £5. As I had mine from Amazon it was delivered free and came packaged safely with everything inside required to fit it. It also came with instructions to set this up but it's pretty self explanatory. You simply place the long screw looking items inside the holes of the gate at the top and bottom corners for 4 in total. The soft padded side goes against the wall to protect it (but more on that later). The white plastic circles act like screws and you simply screw these towards the bars tightening them as much as possible which pushes the bars closer together to allow the gate to join and stay closed. If you don't screw these in tightly enough the gate will just swing right past the closing join so you do need to ensure you do it tightly enough.
The gate has 2 closing mechanisms, the first is that you press the blue coloured patches on either side of the handle and pull up to open the gate and secondly there is a small swing style clip that you push round the hold the gate in at the bottom. The bottom closing mechanism is pretty useless for older children, my son was able to work the out from the first go but the top opening he still hasn't mastered although that could be because he's rarely in his room with the gate shut anymore. The gate is easy to open and close one handed which is good when you have hands laden with things or are multi-tasking. The bottom has a bar across it so you have to step over, I have only once or twice walked into it but it does hurt so you need to be careful!
The only problem I really have with this gate is that the screws have to be screwed in tightly to make sure the gate is secure and can close easily however this also means that if you do have to move the gate the paint is stripped off the wall. I can't have the gate anywhere except against the walls as there isn't anywhere else to put it, this has meant that I am left with a small patch of stripped paint which is really annoying but not really the end of the world. Apart from that I have no complaints, the gate is secure, does the job I need it to, keeps my son safe, last a long time and is generally really good. I would definitely recommend this safety gate as it works perfectly and if you can pick it up cheaply it's a bargain, even the price I paid I'm extremely happy with it.
Summary: An essential for keeping those cheeky monkeys safe.
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