9 baby safety gates for every type of space

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Toddlers have a knack for roaming where they shouldn’t. And once walking, parents either need to grow eyes in the back of their heads or secure the zone as a child-friendly space. Thankfully, BabyDan has a baby safety gate for every kind of space.

Danish designer BabyDan is a global leader in child home safety and makes all its products in Denmark from top-quality materials.

From large open-plan living spaces with fireplaces to rental properties with sliding doors, BabyDan’s large and innovative range of baby gates has a safeguarding solution for every setting.

What you need to know about baby gate safety

Before you buy your safety gate, there are some important safety factors to be aware of. Here’s a summary:

  • Spaces between bars – The gaps between bars must be between 50 mm and 95 mm so that babies aren’t able to force their heads through the spaces.
  • Bars must be verticle – Gate slats must always be in a vertical position as children are surprisingly adept mountaineers and love to climb.
  • Avoid horizontal base bars for stairs – A bar across the base of a safety gate poses a tripping risk which is especially dangerous around stairs.
  • Avoid diamond-shaped accordion gates – This can cause a child’s head or clothes to become trapped.

Refer to Product Safety Australia for more buying tips and details.

OUR PICK OF THE CROP
10 baby safety gates for every type of space

With so many baby gates in Australia, it’s hard to know where to start, so we asked the HUGE Mum’s Grapevine Facebook community which brands they love. In no particular order, here are the products they recommend.

Safety gates for rentals

BabyDan Premier Pressure Safety Gate

BabyDan Premier Pressure Safety Gate ($149.95)

With no tools required for installation, the BabyDan Premier is a temporary safety solution, ideal for renters. We love that the pressure-fitted gate opens in both directions and up to six extensions are available for wider doorways and areas.

  • Width: 73.5cm – 79.6cm (without extensions)
  • Height: 72cm

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Baby gates for stairs

BabyDan FlexiFit Baby Gate

BabyDan Flexi Fit Baby Gate ($139.95)

With no base bar to trip over, the BabyDan Flexi Fit is ultra-flexible, fitting the outside and inside of doorways, even at a diagonal angle. We love that it’s width-adjustable and removes in seconds without having to reach for the toolbox.

  • Width: 67cm – 105.5cm – 106.8cm (without extensions)
  • Height: 74cm

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BabyDan MultiDan Extra-Tall Safety Gate

BabyDan MultiDan Baby Gate ($119.95)

With a double safety-lock system, the MultiDan opens in both directions with one hand and has a quick-release system for easy detachment. We love that there’s no bottom bar to pose a tripping risk around stairs.

  • Width: 62.5cm – 106.8cm (without extensions)
  • Height: 72.5cm

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Baby gates for tight spaces

BabyDan Guard Me Safety Gate

BabyDan Guard-Me Retractable Barrier ($159.95)

Unlike any other baby gate, the Guard-Me folds back to one side rather than swinging open or closed, making it almost invisible when not in use. We love that it’s perfect for tight spaces and mounts to the inside or outside of any opening.

  • Width: 64.5cm – 89cm (without extensions)
  • Height: 69cm

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Safety gates for extra-wide spaces

BabyDan Flex Configure System (from $199.95)

As its name suggests, the BabyDan Flex Configure System comes in various sizes to suit your space perfectly. We love that there is the option to add more than one gate to properly secure hazard hotspots like the kitchen, fireplace or balcony doors.

  • Width: large: 90cm – 223cm / extra-large: 90cm – 279cm (without extensions)
  • Height: 70.5cm

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Portable, standalone playpens

BabyDan Playpen

BabyDan Flex Playpen ($299.95)

With a padded floor mat included, the BabyDan Flex Playpen makes a cosy standalone barrier that keeps bubs safe and protected while you answer the phone. We love that as little ones grow, the modular system easily adapts to your needs.

  • Width: 70cm x 102.cm
  • Height: 70.5cm

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Baby gates for fireplaces

BabyDan Flex Configure Large Safety Gate

BabyDan Flex Configure System (from $199.95)

Ideal for securing any type of fireplace, the Flex Configure System comes in two different extendable sizes and an extra-tall version. We love how versatile this gate is – use it as a fireplace barrier in the early years and a room divider later.

  • Width: large: 90cm – 223cm / extra-large: 90cm – 279cm (without extensions)
  • Height: 70.5cm

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Extra-tall safety gates

BabyDan MutiDan Extra Tall Safety Gate

BabyDan MultiDan – Extra Tall ($139.95)

Available in black or white, the BabyDan MultiDan Extra Tall is a wall-mounted, extendable safety gate that works well as both a baby gate and a pet gate. We love the handy quick-release system for fast detachment and that it opens in both directions.

  • Width: 62.5cm – 106.8cm (without extensions)
  • Height: 103cm

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BabyDan Flex Configure Gate - Extra Tall

BabyDan Flex Configure System – Extra Tall ($299.95)

Flexible and adjustable, this extra-tall edition of the Flex Configure is completely modular and fantastic for pets as well as bubs. We love being able to add additional panels and gates where required.

  • Width: 90cm – 221cm (without extensions)
  • Height: 104.5cm


BabyDan Pressure Safety Gate - Extra Tall

BabyDan Premier Pressure Gate – Extra Tall ($179.95)

A true pressure-fitted gate, the extra tall Premier Pressure Gate offers the convenience of tool-free installation and extra height for protecting older toddlers and pets. We love that it opens in both directions with just one hand.

  • Width: 73.5cm – 79.6cm (without extensions)
  • Height: 104.5cm

Buy now from Danish by Design


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