“ Brand: Lindam / Safety Type: Safety Gates „
When Hollie was born, the stair gate wasn't so much of an issue as she wouldn't need one until she would start crawling. At 10 months old, Hollie would be able to get herself up the stairs and straight into the bathroom to do the same thing every time. Be the andrex puppy and pull all the toilet roll off the tube.
At 15 months she could steadily walk and was running a riot in the house. Luckily just after she was 6 months, I put a stair gate in. I rarely left her alone in a room before this and it was making life quite difficult incase she decided to start crawling, so a stair gate was a must. I was also terrified of her falling down the stairs if I didn't notice she had gone up there.
The stair gate:
My mum gave me this gate from when my little brother was a toddler. I had bought another gate but was waiting on the extension to arrive and needed one quickly. The gate has is white with a blue clip opening at the top. To open the gate, there is a light blue section of the clip which you just push up and it opens the gate. To close it, you need to just line it up with the section it attaches to and just push the clip in.
It is very simple and takes seconds to do. There is also a clip at the bottom of the gate which you just push down which will hold the bottom of the gate in place too. I preferred to use this most of the time as it was harder for Hollie to mess with the gate.
As Hollie grew older, she managed to open the gate herself. She is now 3 and a half and I have just taken the gate down a week or so ago because she could open it and there was no point in having it there any more. She can climb the stairs and back down very easily and safely now, so it didn't really need to be there much longer.
This gate was at the bottom on the stairs. It comes with little cups to stick to the wall then screw them into the surface they are stuck to. I had one side on the wall and one on the banister of the stairs. You have 4 of these to attach, two at the top and two at the bottom. These cups are for the screws to sit in. The screws are large and have a circle of plastic on the end which fits snug into these cups. You put the screws into the holes of the stair gate then use a wrench to tighten the bolts up to how wide the stairs is.
With the second gate that I bought, It needed an extension as the bolts couldn't reach the stairs. With nearly all gates you will get an leaflet in the box to order any extensions if they are needed for the gates.
As this one was second hand from my mum, she had already purchased an extension which I needed too for this gate.
What does it mean; two way?
This gate can open both towards you and away from you. This feature is brilliant if it is in a door way or if you want the gate to open the opposite way. I wanted the gate to open towards me and sit against the wall. This gate was much better for us as we could choose. Most gates are now made this way so it can be placed the way you want it to be.
How does it compare?:
Compared to the other stair gate we have, This one definitely is the better one.
I prefer how easily this gate opens and closes whereas the other gate is a little more difficult with a different design of the top clip.
I have used this gate for almost 3 years and I've never had a problem with it.
This gate is no longer available but there are new versions of the gate which on the Kiddiecare website, costs £18.99.
I was 100% happy with this stair gate. It was very easy to put on the wall and with needing to screw it to the wall, it was making me feel very safe.
At around 2 years old and Hollie going through her terrible 2's, she would hang off the gate like a monkey which made me so nervous that she would pull it off the wall and hurt herself. This stayed on through months of this happening and kept sturdy and didn't show any sign of failing.
This gate was a god send and I've kept it in the garage in case of future children or if friends want to use it too. It was easy enough to get back down again. I just needed to get the wrench again and undo the bolts and take it down. I did have to use some poly filler to fill the holes that were left in the wall, but that's nothing when it comes to a child's safety.
Perfect 5/5 from me and Hollie.
Thanks for reading my review.
In my preparatory planning before I gave birth stair gates were on the top of my list. I know they are not really necessary to have until a couple of months old, but everybody told me to be one step ahead, so I might have took that a bit literally. I thought it would also be handy to have them up so we can practice and get used to them (a couple of stubbed toes later, we had it sussed.)
When it comes to safety items, I never want to take risks so it's always of a high importance to me that I get good makes, with good reviews. So when it came to choosing stair gates price was just not an issue for me. Everyone suggested different ones for me I even got offered used ones from family members, but this particular item I wanted to be sure about, and happy with what I purchased.
I saw the lindam safety gate at Argos, there were several different brands by lindam, but this particular one caught my eye. We bought one to take home and try out.
My first opinion was that it looked good, and with the dual action opening system, plus the feature of an additional lock at the bottom, it was just about perfect.
It's a white metal gate, with a blue hand opening lock at the top and a smaller blue lock at the bottom. At first we found it difficult to open, but in my mind that was a good thing because if it is hard for me, it would be impossible for a baby. The lock at the top requires you to press a button on either side of the gate, and due to it being controlled by springs if you do not have the physical strength (like a child) it is impossible to open. My daughter is almost three now and even though she has figured out how to open it, she still doesn't have the strength to press the buttons to open it.
The gate fixes to the wall very securely, and it has holders that you fix to the wall so it doesn't damage it. There are 4 small bars in each corner which extend slightly to accommodate for slightly different size in door frames/stair wells etc.
The gate opens both ways to allow easier access, I found this very handy when carrying washing and large things upstairs.
In the end we went back and bought another 2 of these gates, 2 for the top and bottom of the stairs and one for the kitchen. We have never had a problem with them and they have stayed firmly attached to the wall. And as I have already said my daughter has never been able to open them, my 5 year old nephew has been to stay and he also can't open them.
At around £30 per gate they are not the cheapest but like i said, when it comes to safety, there is no price.
I would highly recommend these to benefit from maximum security and to keep your mind at ease. In my opinion these are the best you can get. This is definitely getting a high five from me!
Like all new mums (well all mums) I am very very concerned for my daughters safety - if not sometimes even paranoid!! Since my daughter has been on the move i have worried about her climbing up the stairs and falling back down them so a safety gate was very high up on my list of things to buy.
I have bought a few baby gates, for at both my house and my mums for when she is babysitting and i have a couple of different types of gate from the standard climb over gate to the mesh climb over gate. For my daughters bedroom i decided the best kind of gate would be one that opens and on the recent baby event at Asda i spotted the lindam two way baby gate and at just £15 i thought i'd snap it up - what a bargain!
Fixing the gate to the doorway:
To fix the gate to the doorway is a very simple process, the gate comes with 4 protection cups each with a hole in so you can either screw them to the frame or just rest them on while you tighten the gate into place. I decided to screw them in for extra hold so there'd be no risk of my daughter forcing it out of place as she gets bigger and stronger. Once the cups are in place, you need to put the metal bars of the gate into them and then turn the "wheel" to tighten the gate enough to be secure in the frame. I would say it took maybe ten minutes in total to get the gate securely on which when including screwing the four holes in the frame i think isn't bad at all!
The gate fastens with a clip type handle, to open you need to release both sides of the clasp (which can be pretty tricky if you have only one free hand!!), then lift the handle and the gate will open either towards you or away from you whichever you prefer. I like this aspect of the gate as the other door gate i have only opens one way. If you wish you can climb over the gate as you can with the standard ones with no opening in, when i've been carrying my daughter to bed asleep and had no hands free to open the gate i have climbed over with ease.
I think this is a really good gate, there's no way my little girl can open it so i am completely confident of her safety and with the knowledge that she can't fall down the stairs it makes me much happier! So far she hasn't attempted to climb over it, how long that will last i don't know, but it does seem quite tall compared to my gate at the bottom of the stairs so again i feel better knowing this.
I can't recommend this safety gate enough, it is the best one i have come across so far!
Five out of five stars from me!
One of the most valuable things I bought when I was a new mother was a baby gate. At around £30 the gate was not particularly valuable in money, but the peace of mind it offered, certainly became priceless throughout my children's toddling years.
Prior to purchasing a Lindham baby gate, I had heard fantastic reviews regarding this product. Therefore I knew that this is the gate I wanted. Lindam is slightly on the more expensive scale for baby gates. But In the case of such an essential piece of equipment, I believe that it is worth the extra money.
I was anxious when buying this baby gate to how difficult it may be to fit onto the door frame. However, I needn't have worried. My husband fitted the gate within two minutes. It is so easy and convenient. Basically there are four suckers on the corners of the gate. All you have to do is turn the blue screw knobs until the suckers make a tight connection with the door frame.
I was suprised at the actual durability of the gate. It seemed to stay steady and firm. Throughout the years, it has withheld quite a lot of manhandling, with the children using it to lift themselves up. However, it has always stayed in place. without any loosening or wobbling.
On the top of the gate, is a blue push up handle which allows adults to open the gate. At first I found this quite tempremental and frustrating simply because the handle was stiff and would be very difficult to open. However, as the time passed, the handle became much easier to activate. This handle is such a great idea, as some baby gates have to be disconnected from the wall when you wish to pass. This handle saves such a lot of time and provides a great deal of convenience. One word of warning though, the handle on my gate did not automatically swing shut and lock. So make sure that you always check the gate has succesfully closed behind you when using the handle.
I loved the design of this gate. It is so easy to keep clean. One wipe over with a damp cloth will maintain it's white and quite clinical appearance. I love the fact that there are no sharp corners or narrow spaces in the presentation of this gate. This certainly put my mind to rest regarding my child's safety. I knew that my child could stand or sit by the gate and not jam their fingers or get scratched from sharp corners.
I have no problems in recommending this safety gate. I used it whilst rearing both my children through their early years and had no problems at all. I always found this gate to be strong and reliable. Whilst also offering convenience in the form of the opening handle. (particularly useful when carrying laundry upstairs.) Didn't ever really fancy trying to climb over a baby gate whilst having my arms full of washing!!
The one thing I would advise, is that you check the gate is positioned correctly if placing the gate at the top of the stairs. Also that when your child becomes old enough that you remove the gate. I say this because, we have found that our bannister is now easily moved and there is a small hairline crack at the join in the wall at the top of the stairs. This is certainly due to the fact that my son used to stand by this gate and shake it. I feel that we left the gate there longer than needed. Which has resulted in the wall becoming damaged.
Another problem that I encountered on a couple of occasions when using this product was the small lip at the bottom of the gate. I think this bar at the bottom of the gate is overly thick in width. I have tripped over this bar on many occasions. Which thank goodness caused me no more than a grazed arm and wounded ego. However, considering this gate was positioned at the top of the stairs I could have done myself quite an injury.
All in all though, I feel this gate is certainly great value and works well. I always felt that reassurance from this gate, that it could be trusted to do a good job. Obviously it is vital that you check the gate regularly to ensure that it is positioned correctly. But with good sense and teamwork between you and the gate, I am sure you will find it to be of excellent service.
This is the safety gate we had for across the kitchen door when my sister first started crawling, it's a basic gate that you don't have to screw to the wall so now my sister is older we've moved it out of the doorway and put it across the bottom of the stairs. She's nearly 3 and can get up the stairs no problem by now but our stairs are a bit more dangerous than most because they've go round 2 corners so we try not to let her go up and down them herself too much.
It's dead easy to use, you just hold the gate in place where you want it to stand and pull the long bolts through until the cups at the end are nearly touching the wall or doorframe on either side. Then you have to tighten the nuts until the gate is being supported by the wall and there is no movement when you touch the gate. It's fine just tightening the bolts hand tight and they stay where they're put and don't loosen up over time as the gate is being used, we've never had this gate fall or anything like that even when my sister was using it to pull herself upright on it when she was just starting to walk.
Because of it being a pressure gate it's not suitable for at the top of the stairs, it's recommended that you get a permanent gate there which is screwed to the wall because there is nothing actually holding this one up and it COULD end up failing and falling down the stairs with your child if they pushed it extra strong or something like that. Obviously that wouldn't matter so much in a doorway because all that would happen if they were feeling mega strong and pushed the gate down is that the child would land on the floor but it would be horrible to have a young child fall down the stairs just because you'd not used the proper gate.
To get through the gate is easy..... too easy actually because my sister has known how it works for ages just by watching us and it's lucky she hasn't got the strength in her hands to do it herself or she'd be gone! To open the gate you just squeeze the handle at the top and that will let you open it, then to close it you do the same but just make it a bit of a rattle afterwards to make sure it has closed properly and won't spring back open. When the gate locks it does the top and bottom of the gate at the same time, we've never had a problem with that but I remember last time I put it at the bottom of the stairs I didn't tighten it up properly and the bottom lock wouldn't go in properly. It went ok once I tightened it against the wall more so I definitely recommend that you make sure the gate is secure to start with.
A good thing about this gate is that the squeeze handle is smooth and can be done with one hand, that's important because it would be a pain if you had to use 2 hands because most times I come through the gate I've got one hand full of SOMETHING and I'd hate to have to put it down to get through the gate every time. It's just a bit too tall for me to step over without worrying that I'm going to trip and land on my face, my mums shorter than me so she's got no chance but my dad can step over it easy without bothering to open the gate and my 10 year old sister gets over it like a monkey. I don't recommend it though because all you'd have to do would be catch your toe and you'd deffo land straight on your nose! lol
The gate looks good, the main part is bright white that's easy to clean. There aren't any gaps or holes where germs can live.... we used to have to clean it with Milton because my sister loved biting the bars when she was teething, but that's a good thing about the smooth metal bars I reckon just like cot bars! It still looks good as new and we've had it over 2 years now and have moved house with it and everything. I think we've moved it's position about 10 times from room to room and it hasn't made it any less sturdy than it was when we first brought it, that's good because my mate bought a mega cheap no name stair gate and as soon as she moved it once it would never tighten up properly again. I think this cost about £30.00 and that's reasonable, it's a basic stair gate that does the job with no hassle.
I would heartily recommend this gate to everyone who needs to keep their little rug rats either in or out of some of your rooms! I purchased my gate gate second hand from a car boot sale for the bargain price of £5!
It is a simple pressure fit system that is easy to take on and off, it has pressure fit screws at the top and bottom of each side making it more secure than some gates that only attach at the top. The handle is easily operated with one hand by squeezing the lighter blue section and lifting the dark blue section, the gate can open both ways making it versatile. There is a catch at the bottom of the gate so you can restrict it so it will only open one way - good when your little one works out partially how to open the gate!
This gate is readily available from most outlets that sell babycare goods. In Argos it is £21.99 and has a catalogue number of 376/3478.
This gate has won awards from Mother and Baby magazine and Baby magazine.
I would have paid £21.99 for this if I hadn't come across such a bargain!
"Aww what a cute baby" .. Yes and then they grow up a little and begin to crawl, then walk, then fall down stairs, bang their heads, get into your cupboards, shoot out the front door. I need help QUICK !!
Ahh yes a safety gate! Whoever invented these is a genius!
As parents we all know that as soon as our little ones start moving about whether it be crawling or walking there are hazards everywhere. Now without locking them up completely, the only other way really to keep them from harm but let them have freedom to is by using safety gates in them naughty areas. We need to be able to move about freely without having to worry every second of the day that your child is going to come to some harm just by crawling or walking about.
Being on my own with twin boys I needed some form of safety for them. So I shopped around! I didn't do much research I just went with what I could afford really, and being Lindam, a brand I had heard of before and used, I figured with these gates I couldn't go wrong.
I purchased three in the end, but at the moment I use just two. I have one placed by the kitchen doorway and one at the top of my landing, but I did have one on my stairs too. Using the gates my mind was put at ease knowing that my boys could be left somewhere safely and not be able to get out and get into a muddle. They wouldn't be able to climb up the stairs or fall down them, therefore no stair accidents and bumps.
Now they really come in handy at bedtimes, as they have both broke their cots and are now in beds, so a bit more freedom for them to wander around the landing at bedtimes. The gate at the top of the stairs prevents them from falling down the stairs and hurting themselves, thank god! The gate downstairs I use now when somebody knocks my door to keep the boys safe in my one room whilst I answer the door. That way I know where they are, I can see them clearly from my front door and I don't have to run in both directions at the same time up my street to try grab them both as they can't run out of the house.
I am well impressed with these gates, not only have they prevented some nasty accidents from happening. They were a reasonable price being £21.99 each, and very easy to attach to the walls. But be warned they don't fit all doorways as I did find out trying to fit one onto my boys bedroom doorway. I was too lazy to check measurements before purchasing them from Argos, but it does clearly state the width of the gate in the Argos catalogue. There was no screwing into walls etc, it was a simple case of turning a wheel on each of the four corners of the gates, until all tight and secure against the wall. All you need to do then is take a quick run and launch yourself at it and if it doesn't move you know it's secure for your little one (lol).
They look quite smart too, being all white, with a sky blue locking mechanism on the top of the gate. Easy to open and lock with just one hand, for adults of course. Quite difficult for toddlers to work out how to open. All it takes is a quick squeeze of a button and a lift up of the handle and the gate opens, and just push the handle back down until it clicks then you know it's locked. Another bonus with this gate is the gate itself opens bothways, which means no faffing around when trying to get past it, I hate it when I have to open a gate, reverse backwards just to get around the gate and through it. It's too much fuss. These are simple!
So for just £21.99, you can keep your child safe and put your mind at ease! Can't go wrong really.. I definitely reccomend a safety gate, as it can come in handy for those difficult moments, bedtime routines, safety on the stairs etc.
When you first have child, things like safety gates, don't really cross your mind, until the dreaded moment your little treasures start crawling and you suddenly realize your house is full of hazards to your baby.
I looked into stair gates when my first started crawling and went for the Lindam two way safety gate because it had so many different features that we needed.
The house we where in at the time had quite wide doorways therefore we needed a stair gate that would be extendable to fit our doorways. When we brought the gate in side the leaflet Lindam does offer the chance for you to get extendable fitments sent to you at no extra cost ( apart from postage) which i thought was very reasonable, The two way system makes it easier for adults to come through the gate as it doesn't matter which way your facing.
Also what attracted me the most was it's handy and very easy to use was it's one hand click system, which opens and shuts the gate with ease to you, brilliant if you have a baby if one hand.
It also fits to wall safely and secure using only special suction rubber grippers which tighten to the wall, meaning theres no drilling of holes and making mess, which is handy if you need to move the gate around.
When we moved into a bigger house we realized we would need more gates,one for the kitchen, living room, upstairs, bottom of the stairs and so, and ok having lot's of gates fixed around your house may look like a mini prison and may not in keep with the style of your house, but at least you know your children are safe.
This safety gate has been used through-out my house on stairs and most rooms. it has pressure plungers that you can screw in and out using the threaded rod to make it fit the required space. it has small blue stops on either side so you can make it only open one way and not two ways if reuired. When you open the gate there is still a bar across the bottom so be carefull not to trip over it when walking through the gateway.
To open the gate you have to squeeze the underside of the handle to release the safety latch at the top of the gate. Once it has been secured tightly to the door frame it does not move and is very safe. It is very easy to remove the gate and moveto another doorway by simply unscrewing the threaded rod plungers. The side panels do not move and are fixed in place at all times but the centre piece of the gate opens when the latch is released as described above.
All of us with children will need one of these at some point,so when My baby started to crawl I thought I better get one I purchased it second hand for 7 pounds, which I thought was abargain as the basic ones are around 15-20 pounds in the shops.
The gate has a door on it so you can open it and move from room to room, the leaver is easy to lock and all you have to do is push the buttons in to open the cap and open the door. The gate has a small beam at the bottom which I have nearly broke my neck on many of times - it is very easy to trip over, especially when your not used to having something in your door frame!!
The gate is white in ocolour and has yellow suckers on each edge, these can be twisted to tighten up in your frame.
I had a problem with this gate the other day as it simple popped off the door frame, the suckers do not hold the gate in place very firmly and could be easilly pushed by your child as they get older. I have only got this gate on my door leading to a passage and would probably not use this anywere else due to this fault.
Overall, this product was good for £7 but I would not purchase from new as they cost around 25-35 pounds depending where you purchase them from.
There are probably better models of door guards out there xx
I brought this gate especially for use on the kitchen door to stop roaming toddlers from escaping outside.
This gate cost me £35 from littlewoods and was very easy to fit, all you have to do is put the gate in the door way then turm the metal spokes with the suckers on to the width of the door and it will use suction to hold it in place.
There is a handle to be able to open the gate so that you dont have to remove the gate each time you want to walk through it which is realy easy to operate once you get the hang of it.
Although the suction cups worked quite well on this gate and were strong enough to stop my toddler pulling the gate off my dog used to bound at the gate and send it flying into my kitchen and as my first daughter got a little older she realised if she pushed hard enough she could also dislodge the gate.
Sometimes if i left the gate with it open the suction cups would also release and all of a sudden you would hear a clatter and down it had fallen.
This gate is relatively good but i wouldnt recomend it for the top of a stair case just incase your child managed to push it off.
I have safety gates everywhere in my house. 1 at the kitchen door, 1 at the bottom of the stairs and one at jack's bedroom door (he gets up before 6am and trashes the whole top floor of the house!).
I already had various different gates lying around from when the older kids were toddlers. These ranged from fairly modern ones to ancient ones that you need 42 inch legs to climb over without doing yourself an injury!
I decided to get a couple of new gates and get rid of the older ones. I had a look through the Argos catalogue, as it's pretty reliable and reasonable for items like this. They have quite a large range of gates for sale at a range of different prices.
After looking, I decided on this one. It had everything I was looking for..i wouldn't ruin my chances of a future family climbing over it...it looked very safe and over all it looked very easy to operate.
The cost of this gate was £19.99 which was about what I hoped to pay.
It's made of white coloured metal. The locking mechanism and fittings are all in a pleasant blue plastic. So it looks quite nice.
The gate comes in a large flat (and pretty heavy) box. The main part of the gate is intact, with the fittings etc being seperate.
The main reason I bought this gate was the fact that it opens both ways and closes when pushed or slammed, but is difficult for kids to open again.
When I got this gate home and took out of it's box, I was pleasantly surprised. There was considerably less than hundreds of pieces, as is usual with most things you buy in a flat box. And the instructions seemed pretty clear.
As I mentioned earlier, the bulk of the gate was intact. there was a seperate bag in the box containing the fittings that attach to the wall, screws and raw plugs.
Fitting the gate was pretty easy (i believe). I didn't actually fit it myself, my partner did and it only took him 5-10 mins. As far as I know he drilled 4 holes - 2 top and 2 bottom and fixed the gate on with the screws and plugs provided.
The gate itself does have the usual screw along mechanism to adjust the width.
Once fitted, the gate is opened by pressing quite firmly on the underside of the top part. As I said earlier, it opens both ways which I think is a great fearture as you could put it almost anywhere.
I have also trained my toddler to close this gate once he gets to the top of the stairs. He loves slamming it shut and it's a good habit for him to get into. Once closed, it would be very difficult for a toddler or small child to be able to apply the type of pressure needed to open it again.
In all I'd highly recommend this gate. It's easy to use, easy to fit and makes an easy job of keeping little ones safe.
I have just purchased a safety gate to secure my mum’s house with the little one becoming increasingly hyper active- the few hours she spends there she can be a handful. I had read a few good ops on the Lindam two way safety gate and a friend has recommended it to me so I had little hesitations buying a Lindam gates. Names don’t really matter when it comes to safety just as long as they can do their jobs that’s enough for me. I was very surprised how cheap the Lindam gate was it costs £25 which I thought was extremely good value since I had seen some very expensive ones in the catalogue. It opens two way but what is extremely good about this product is that it has an inbuilt alarm system. So when the gate is left open the alarm goes off and then gets louder. It works brilliantly. A real help for my parents. It is very easy to install and there’s full instructions on how to install it with the product. But you will need a drill. It closes easily it is quite difficult for children to open it. It also won’t swing open. For me it’s well worth been buying. It does give your peace of mind because children are so hyper and it is difficult to always look after them, especially when they can open doors. Stairs can be so dangerous so it is a security devise that has been well worth investing in. You can buy safety gates from numerous baby places, specialist children shops and even the likes of Argos and catalogues stock them. The price varies from which gate you buy. But, I think for value the Lindam two way gate is an especially good one. The best feature of the two way gate has to be the alarm. I have friends who have a safety gate and they have all been impressed by the alarm system. It alerts you to the child and can be heard from quite a far distance. It even makes the child stop. I do think with children there are so many ways they can have accidents in the house. Howeve
r, careful you are it only takes a second for an accident to have. The Lindam Two Way Safety Gate is a great safety device which adds security to your stairs and will protect your child from having a tumble down the stairs. If you have a child aged from 1-5 then I would recommend you get a safety gate fitted and the Lindam gate is as good as any.
If you have seen my previous opinion on stairgates you will see that I was not very impressed by the Safety 1st Portable barrier. I took it back to Argos where I had got it from,got a full refund then bought this gate. I was very impressed. It was very easy to fit, with all the tools provided to do so. It is a pressure mounted gate, you even get a special gauge to test the amount of pressure applied to make sure it is £100% safe. To open simply press a button and lift the handle - very simple for an adult to do but impossible for a child. The gate is two way so it can either open towards or away from you, whichever is most convenient. The gate also came with a free extension, I have not had to use this yet, so I can't say much about it other than normally it fits openings of 75 to 84cm, but with the extension it fits openings upto 120cm. I have had no problems with this gate and would recommend it to anyone after one.
The Lindan safety gate comes ready assembled and is very easy to fit - my husband managed it so it must be! It has pressure mounters and therefore does not require any drilling. My gate is white with blue trim. It is very sturdy and in comparison with other models it looks quite stylish. The thing that I really like about this gate is that it is so easy to open and close. It has a lift up handle which can easily be operated with one hand leaving the other free to carry your bundle of joy. The gate is two way opening with a useful anti-pinch hinge to protect those little fingers. I bought mine from Babies R Us where there is an offer on at the moment whereby you save £5 if you buy two gates. Thanks for reading