Product Type: Lindam safety products
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Lindam Two Way Safety Gate
Member Name: helen190390
Lindam Two Way Safety Gate
Advantages: Kept Hollie safe from escaping upstairs.
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.
Summary: great stair gate any stair way or door way.