Baby Gate Safety Extra Wide Retractable Pressure-Mounted
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These are amazing gates and relatively easy to install IF YOU READ THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL CAREFULLY! Absolutely DO use the cups provided to secure the gate at the top of the stairs, so that the gate will not move from pressure, But I also recommend you use the cups in ALL locations as no matter how tightly I installed the gates, my bruiser of a toddler grandson could make the gate move on the wall, so if you screw in the cups, no kid can move it no matter how strong. When you first get the gate out of the box, it will look like there is a gap in the gate and you might think it is broken or something wrong with it, but the gap disappears as you adjust it into place. I am really good at figuring things out on my own without instruction manuals, but this was one instruction manual I read carefully because my grandson's safety is of utmost importance. I taught the older kids how to open and close it and they were great about being really responsible about closing the gate behind them. I read some reviews that some people cannot open it with one hand, but I had ZERO issue with opening it with one hand from either direction and I am an old lady with smallish hands.
This gate works as designed to keep our two toddlers out of restricted areas of our home except for the update noted below.
Unpacking and installation took about 15 minutes because we are familiar with the tension mount design. Unpacking took the bulk of that time.
Our boy has tried to dislodge the gate several times by crashing into it and our girl has assisted him while doing that by trying to climb on top and pull it down. So far it has withstood their barrage. But note that it is installed in a door jamb where the molding prevents it from moving into the room. It is possible that the two of them combined could pull, rather than push, on it and dislodge it. But that is addressed by our supervising our children and discouraging them from doing so. If we were to install this in a location other than a doorway such as the hall entrance, or in a safety critical application such as the top of the stairs, we would not rely on tension and rubber feet alone, we would use the supplied plastic cups and screws