What Are Long Baby Gates?


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Long baby gates are designed to cover openings in wide hallways and open floor plans. Longer gates are modular and fence-like, using screws and brackets to hold the entire gate in place.

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Child safety gates can be adjustable. They either use pressure to hold themselves to walls or are mounted to the walls by hardware. Gates should be easy for an adult to open with one hand but impossible for a child under 2 years to open. Mesh gates or gates that are made of vertical bars better prevent a child’s fingers from getting pinched and provide fewer opportunities for a child to climb over it. Gates that rely on pressure should not be used in areas where falling is a risk, such as at the top of staircases, as the child’s weight could pull the gate from the wall.

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