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Baby GatesWhen we lived in Boca Raton, we built our second home. In the two-story entrance, it featured a beautiful staircase that turned 45 degrees halfway up. We loved the staircase, but as soon as our three-month old daughter started to crawl, it became a nightmare. Not just because of the length of the stairway, but because the entire main floor was tiled. While large ceramic tile was the most popular flooring in south Florida, it didn’t make for a nice “landing pad” for a toddler who made a misstep.

We solved the problem by installing a baby gates anywhere that provided unsafe access.

My baby is now eight years old and — although I love animals — I have an enormous aversion to indoor pets. So, even though we have two, long staircases in our home, we don’t have anyone who needs restricted access, but if you do, the Kidco Gate Shop has what you need.

Stairs aren’t the only place a gate my be useful. Consider blocking access to a barbecue, wood-burning stove, or hearth where a baby might get burned. (Remember, even enclosed fireplaces become very hot when in use!) And if you either have a pet that needs to be protected from items in a room, or items in a room that need to be protected from you pets, pet gates can do the trick.

Check out the Safety Gate Guide and Tips page to help you make the best selection for your circumstances.

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  • Esmael January 17, 2012, 1:18 am

    This is a great idea if there are toddlers at home. We can’t be sure of their safety even if their are babysitters or nannies. I don’t have pets but having safety gates are very useful if you want to protect them from areas that can cause accidents like a barbeque.

    Thanks Alison!

  • Arjee January 17, 2012, 5:51 am

    Nice idea! This is very safe for children below 5 years old. We should be cautious just like in this photo. Grill is very dangerous, especially when you are using it. Kids tend to play around it.
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  • DiNaRa January 20, 2012, 5:11 am

    It is a very good idea to install such gates in any possible dangerous place for a baby. You can save a lot of your nerves in such a way.

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