A door safety gate provides protection and safety for your child. It is hard to be excluded in the toddler age, in order to avoid dangers and/or injuries. Important criteria, which you must absolutely consider, you will learn in our checklist. To make your purchase decision easier, we have also compiled product recommendations for you.
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The Bestsellers Of The Door Guards
We have compiled the most popular door safety gates for you in this bestseller list.
Door Safety Gate Checklist
- Door safety gates are either drilled into the wall and jamb with screws or clamped in place.
- The screw variant is much more time and effort consuming, but more stable. If you live in a rented apartment, however, you should be careful or ask beforehand, because damage can occur in the walls. The variant is therefore more suitable for use in your own home.
- When clamping the door guard, you need to pay attention to the width of the post as a matter of priority, in order to choose the right parts for secure fastening. Thus, the parts for thinner posts should be wider.
- The advantage of clamping is that the grille can be dismantled and reattached more quickly. However, we recommend regularly checking if the door guard is still stable.
- As an alternative, you can also choose special door protection roller blinds , which also serve as a privacy screen. However, door safety gates are somewhat more robust.
- For door safety gates, you usually have a choice between wood and metal.
- Metal has a lower weight, so it is flexible and can always be easily attached to different places.
- Wood, on the other hand, is much heavier, but usually more visually appealing.
- Few manufacturers also offer nets made of nylon. Here you have to make deductions regarding the stability. However, nylon is lighter than the other materials and therefore easy to transport.
- Make sure that all materials are free of harmful substances. You can recognize this by test seals such as Stiftung Warentest or TÜV.
- A door safety gate must not be able to be opened by your child. For you, however, it should of course be very easy to operate.
- Some models can be opened in 2 directions. This leads to relief and flexibility on your part.
- It is essential that you take into account the tripping hazard. However, newer safety gates are often made without this risk of injury.
Recommended Door Safety Gates
Here you can find the top 10 among the most popular door guards.
- Extendable gate: Gate accommodates openings of 29 to 31 inches wide and is 30 inches tall
- Versatile use: Suitable for doorways, at the top and bottom of your stairs, and in all of your hallways
- Ultimate safety: Features a manual locking mechanism with a double safety catch for adults to open in both directions with a 1 handed operation
- Easy installation: Easy installation with pressure fit fixed with 4 pressure points between doors or stairs; No need for a drill making it ideal for rental homes
- Includes: Comes with Y spindle mounting accessories that can be used in rounded staircase railings
Tip: You can find many safe stair gates in our guide for stair gates
Current Offers For Door Safety Gate
Here you will find a selection of offers that are currently available in the area of door guards.
Tip: You can discover the best slings in our guide to slings.
FAQ For Door Safety Gate
A door safety gate is installed in the door frame so that children cannot enter the room, but there is still visual contact. This can be used to keep toddlers away from hot stoves, for example, or to block access to stairs and galleries.
There are door safety gates made of wood and metal. Alternatively, you can also use a door protection roller blind, which can be closed and opened from the side.
The price of a door safety gate depends, among other things, on what material the gate is made of, how big it is and whether it has additional features. Grilles made of nylon mesh, for example, are already available from about 14 euros. Wooden and metal grilles usually cost more, always depending on their individual characteristics.
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