What is the tallest baby gate available?
Safetots safety gates range in size from 72cm tall to 105cm tall and are available in pressure fitting or screw fitting. The tallest stair gate is 105cm and is ideal for parents looking to create a safe room divide between pets and children. Extra tall baby gates are popular with families who own particularly large dogs, the additional height provides extra safety for young children in keeping them safe from larger, stronger pets.
Where can I put an extra tall stair gate?
Extra tall baby gates can be installed in any doorway, hallway or stairwell, they provide the same security as a standard size safety gate, however, the additional height may be preferred for various reasons. Pressure fitting and screw fitting extra tall baby gates are suitable for all doorways in the home on internal and external doorways. Extra tall screw fitted safety gates are recommended for the top of a flight of stairs, installed with screws as they provide the safest and most secure option.
Extra tall pressure fitted gates are installed by applying pressure to the four spindles at all four corners of the gate. Should any pressure be released from the gate, a child's safety and the safety of other family members may be compromised. Extra tall pressure fitted gates are also designed within a U frame and feature a potentially hazardous trip bar once opened. All extra tall pressure fitted stair gates feature a trip bar and are not recommended for the top of the stairs. Extra tall screw fitted gates provide the most suitable strong, safe, secure divide for the top of any flight of stairs.
Although not recommended, if a pressure fitted gate is the only option for the top of the stairs (for example if you live in rented accommodation are unable to screw into walls or bannisters), an extra tall pressure fitted gate is more suitable than a standard pressure fitted gate. Extra tall baby gates are the best option if fitted on the second step, beneath the top stair of a flight of stairs. The additional height of an extra tall baby gate provides a safer solution in keeping children safe at the top of the stairs and if installed as recommended to the second stair, the trip bar will be safely tucked between the two stairs.
Are extra tall safety gates suitable for stairs?
Screw fitting extra tall safety gates are recommended for the top of a flight of stairs. An extra tall screw fitting gate provides the ultimate security for keeping children safe upstairs. A pressure fit gate is installed by applying pressure to the four spindles at each corner of the gate and should any pressure be released, safety may be compromised, particularly at the top of a flight of stairs.
Extra tall pressure fitted gates are designed within a U frame and feature a trip bar which can be potentially hazardous if installed at the top of the stairs. Extra tall pressure fitted gates and extra tall screw fitting gates are both suitable, safe options for the bottom of the stairs.
Extra tall or standard height stair gates should never be fitted within the actual stairwell, they are recommended only for the top and bottom of the stairs. Although not recommended, If an extra tall pressure fitted gate is the only solution for the top of the stairs, then installation to the second from top step is advised. Stair gates should not be fitted below the second to top step.