Product Type: Lindam safety products
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Lindam Two Way Safety Gate
Member Name: CheekyCharlie08
Lindam Two Way Safety Gate
Advantages: Easy to fit; Smooth to open and close the gate
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.
Summary: Lindam Always Make The Best Safety Gates!
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