How do I use the Safetots Stair Gate finder?
Follow these simple step by step instructions to finding the right safety gate for your home:
WALL TO WALL - To establish the ‘wall to wall’ measurement, measure from wall to wall where you estimate the top edge of the safety gate to fit. (Standard height gates are approximately 75cm and extra tall gates are 100cm in height. Key in this measurement in centimeters in the ‘wall to wall’ box.
FLOOR LEVEL – To establish the ‘floor level’ measurement, measure the estimated floor space, taking into account any skirting boards. It’s important to measure within the skirting boards as this may alter the gate we recommend for you. Key in this measurement in centimeters in the ‘floor level’ box. If there is no difference between the floor level and the wall to wall measurement there is no need to fill in both.
Once you have entered ‘wall to wall’ measurements and ‘Floor level’ measurements select the blue GO button. You will now have a list of all suitable and compatible safety gates for your space. Your measurements have now been automatically and accurately calculated.
To narrow your search further, select TYPE. Establish the type of safety gate you would prefer and select/click on that option. For example, if you are looking for a Pressure Fit Stair Gate, click on ‘Pressure fit Stair Gates’. You will now have a list of pressure fit stair gates (only) that are compatible with the measurements you have already entered. You can select more than one gate type if required.
To narrow your search further, select COLOUR. Click on the preferred gate colour or colours. At this point you will have a list of gates in your chosen TYPE and COLOUR that will fit your exact measurements.
Continue to follow the process of points 4 and 5 for GATE MATERIAL, BRAND and GATE FEATURES.
Once you have completed your selections, you will now be left with a list of safety gates compatible with your space in your preferred brand, colour and style with any particular gate features required.
To start the process again, simply click the blue x in the top right corner of the finder, this will take you to a fresh stair gate finder page.
The space in my home is unique?
If the Safetots stair gate finder is not working for you due to an unusual or awkward space, contact the safety gate experts at Safetots who will aim to make recommendations to you based on your requirements.
Where to fit or put your stair gate?
Stair gates provide instant safety for active toddlers and young children in the home, they allow you to create an immediate divide between rooms, enabling your child to play freely in a designated area free from harm. Safety gates can be fitted in your child’s bedroom door frame, keeping them safe from entering other areas of the home, giving you peace of mind should they wake in the night and climb out of bed. Most parents fit baby stair gates to the top and bottom of their stairs to keep their children free from potential hazardous falls. Screw fitted safety gates
have no trip bar, frequently making them the preferred choice for the top of stairs, for many parents they are considered the best stair gate for the top of the stairs. Pressure fitted safety gates
are often the more popular choice for the bottom of the stairs. A pressure fitted stair gate relies purely on pressure for installation, there are no tools or drilling required, these safety gates are particularly popular with people in rented properties and families who would prefer not to drill into walls or bannisters. Safety gates provide the perfect room divide
between kitchens and living areas, preventing children from entering the kitchen and being exposed to potential dangers in the kitchen. Safety gates are available in a range of sizes to fit most doorways, they can be used as a divide between any room upstairs and downstairs in the home. Baby gates are also used in nurseries throughout the UK, a popular option for keeping children safe whilst they learn and play.
How many stair gates do I need?
The number of stair gates required will depend on the size of your home and the number of rooms/areas you want to prevent your child from entering. Safety gates are frequently bought for both the top and bottom of each flight of stairs, kitchen and bathroom doorways. Baby gates are also a popular option in creating a divide between a toddler’s bedroom and the stairwell. Baby stair gates are often purchased for other family members such as grandparents, ensuring their home, for family visits is also a safe place for your child to play. Safety gates can also be installed on external doors to create a divide between the inside and outside of the home.
What age are stair gates for?
Stair gates are designed and safety tested up to 24 months, however, many families continue to have safety gates in their home once their child is beyond the age of 24 months. Stair gate safety is imperative for young children and baby gates are frequently kept in place for longer to keep babies and toddlers safer in the home for longer. Safety gates are frequently used as a room divide between young children (of all ages) and pets. Stair gates can remain in place for as long as deemed necessary by a parent or carer, there is no set rule as to when a baby gate should be taken down. The development of each child is different and some parents may feel the need to keep their baby gates in place for a longer duration than others.
What stair gates are best?
There is a wide choice of stair gates from which to choose, each available in a range of sizes. Safety gates are available in metal, wood and mesh and can be pressure fitted, screw fitted or retractable. For stair gate safety, many parents prefer to install a screw fitted baby gate to the top of the stairs, screw fitted baby gates benefit from having no trip bar, making them an ultra-safe option as there is no bar to physically step over and potentially fall over. However, pressure fitted stair gates remain a popular choice for the top of stairs, by simply fitting an extra tall stair gate across the step directly below the top stair, the trip bar is then safely tucked into the back of the lower stair as opposed to being a raised bar at the top of the stair. Retractable baby gates
are a great safety gate option for parents looking for a lightweight, contemporary stair gate in their home. Fitted with wall mounted brackets, retractable baby gates can be fully retracted and neatly tucked away when not in use and quickly and simply pulled into place when needed. Auto close stair gates are a great option for busy homes, the auto close system ensures a safety gate with this feature closes slowly and securely behind you. The auto close stair gate is a popular choice for families with older siblings, with a guaranteed close system that doesn’t slam behind you, it gives peace of mind that the safety gate has closed securely. For families looking for a less-permanent stair gate, there are several options. Screw fitted safety gates benefit from fixed wall mounted brackets, enabling a gate to be slotted in when needed and removed when no longer needed. By keeping the bracket in place, grandparents and carers can pop the safety gate into the brackets when needed and simply remove the gate when children are no longer in their care. Retractable gates are another great less permanent option.
Why are stair gates important?
With parents and carers becoming increasingly aware and educated on the potential dangers for young children in the home, stair gates are now the popular purchase for nearly all new parents with active young babies and toddlers. Stair gates create an instant room divider, allowing you to control where your child can and can’t play. By restricting access to kitchens, bathrooms and stairs with the installation of safety gates, parents can have peace of mind that their child is playing in a room free from potential dangers whilst they go about their day. Stair gate safety is exceptionally important for families with active babies and young toddlers where children are still to learn how to use the stairs safely. Stair gates prevent children from accessing the stairs both at the top and bottom and prevent potential life-threatening incidents from happening. Safety gates provide the ultimate divider between two areas, they keep children safe from pets, act as a divide between the indoors and outdoors and enable you to create a designated area for your child to play safely.
How to buy stair gates?
Stair gates and safety gates can be purchased online with Safetots, the UKs largest shopping destination for child safety products. Safetots supply pressure fitted, retractable and screw fit stair gates in a range of brands, sizes, colours, and material. Safetots also has a unique stair gate finder that enables customers to key in their exact measurements, the type of safety gate they are looking to purchase, the brand, the gate material and any specific features. This unique stair gate finder narrows down the search for customers, enabling them to see a comprehensive list of compatible safety gates. Safetots supply stair gates for most budgets, measurements and other specific requirements. With expert knowledge in the industry, Safetots are in a unique position to help and guide customers with their stair gate purchase.
If you have any further questions on stair gates, safety gates or other child safety essentials, please contact us