“ Brand: Sentinel / Safety Type: Safety Gates „
Baby Dan Premier Pressure gate This opinion isn't very long as there is only a limited amount you can say about a safety gate!, but I had such a bad experience with this gate that I felt compelled to write! Safety gates are normally ideal to keep your toddlers out of the kitchen, bathroom, off the stairs or anywhere else that they aren't supposed to go & believe me wherever they aren't supposed to go - there you will find your toddler LOL! Safety gates normally work really well to keep toddlers confined to where you want them. I got this safety gate not through personal choice, but because I live in a Sure start area and as my hubby is currently out of work it meant that we could get a home safety pack for £5. This pack included the Baby Dan Premier Pressure Gate. The gate looks nice, you have a choice of colours including silver, white, white & dark grey etc. (I personally didn't have a choice - I had to have the one given to me which was white & dark grey - if I had a choice it would have definitely been the silver one!) It was fairly simple to fix to the wall but the instructions were ridiculously complicated - I used the cups to fix it into position as I wanted it to stay in the same position for a long period of time. It does say that you don't need to put any cups up but I thought that it was safer to do so. Operating the gate is not very simple, to get through it, you have to lift up the handle, push a button in & then lift it up to go through it. This mechanism is very fiddly and annoying & especially irritating if you have to go through frequently. It really started to drive me up the wall! I certainly would not recommend it. I have 2 Lindam squeeze handle gates already which are really simple to use (squeeze handle & walk through), so I particularly did not like this gate. The worst thing is that after only a couple of days use, the gate actually broke! My little son (a very ligh
tweight two year old!) tried to force by me while I was lifting the gate up to go through it & it came right off on one side & now is unusable. When I told the people at Sure Start, they told me that other gates had also broken. My personal opinion is that the gate is very badly designed, difficult to use & I would not recommend it to anyone. I must admit that I am surprised as I thought that Baby Dan was a good make, but this product is definitely one to be avoided. My personal recommendation is the Lindam squeeze handle gate for hassle free use!
With 2 way opening and a one-handed turn and lock opening mechanism. Pinch free hinge and dual point locking.