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Baby gates are great for helping to keep young children safe in the home -
There are, however several things to consider with baby safety gate to ensure it does it’s job properly and its installation and use poses to risk to a baby, infant or toddler.
DO buy a gate that is large enough to stop a child peering over the top of it -
DO read the manufacturer’s installation guide thoroughly to ensure your baby gate is fitted firmly and securely in your doorway or at th top or bottom of the stairs. Pay particular attention to any stair gate filled at the top of the stairway as their could be serious consequences if a child leaned against a gate which became dislodged.
DO install baby gates in the home before your baby has outgrown its cot and is able to crawl or walk. It is good practice to get in the habit of using a baby gate before your little one become adventurous and keen to explore every part of your house.
DO communicate and talk regularly to your child if they are on one side of the gate
and you are on the other preparing a meal or some other task -
DON’TS WHEN USING A BABY SAFETY GATE
DON’T ever climb over a baby safety gate -
DON’T ever leave you baby, infant or toddler unattended just because a safety gate
is in place -
DON’T use a secondhand baby gate that is old and may not confirm to latest safety
DON’T use a pressure fitted stair gate at the top of your stairs. These can sometimes
work themselves loose -
DON’T leave a baby safety gate unlocked, even when your little one is sleeping. Get in the habit of closing the gate at all times. Auto close gates are great devices as they shut automatically behind you when you pass through.
DON’T forget to check your baby gate regularly to ensure all parts are working as
they should -