B.P. asks from Lumberton, MS on June 12, 2007
Keepsafe Baby Gate
here is my deal.
i have a room that i want to split in almost half but my husband does not want to build a half wall. see part would be the computer room and the bigger part would be the play room for our 23 mth old son. i was thinking about buy a gate that extends up to 9 feet and hooks to the wall. HAS ANYONE EVER BOUGHT THE KEEPSAFE EXT. BABY GATE FROM WALMART.COM???? IS SO ANY REACTIONS ON IT? MY ROOM IS 12 FOOT SO I HAVE SOMETHING ELSE TO GO THE EXTRA 3 FEET.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW ABOUT THE GATE OR IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS ON WHAT I CAN DO
So What Happened?™
i bought the gate and it works GREAT!!!!
J.C. answers from Tuscaloosa on June 13, 2007
I had that gate and loved it. I didn't like the idea of screwing it into my wall, but the gap from my foyer to living room was too wide for traditional gate. We just took it down a couple months ago because my kids were climbing on it. I suggest opening it from the clip, and not stepping over it. I am short (5 foot tall) and tripped/fell over it and broke it.
C.B. answers from Knoxville on June 13, 2007
We bought this gate for our back deck. It works great, and is the longest gate I could find on the market. However, it might not be very sturdy if you have 3 more feet to cover. However, you can use it to block off a corner, which might work in your case. Good luck. Baby proofing is hard.
N.A. answers from Montgomery on June 13, 2007
I really don't know anything about the gate you are describing, but have you considered building a half wall out of glass blocks?
It isn't a difficult thing to do, and your rooms(s) will still look open and light, but you will have a division there. Then, you leave an opening as if for a door, and attach a gate to a frame piece at the end of the glass wall.
You could even use a drill bit for glass, and drill holes on each side of each of the blocks in the top row of blocks (except the one closest to the edge where you attach the wood for the end). Get a bit large enough to string plain white Christmas lights through the blocks, and drill a hole in front of the block closest to the wall. Then, you string your Christmas lights through, leaving the cord hanging from the last block, and just plug it in. Makes an interesting light feature. Or you can simply buy the clear or colored rope lights and string them up under the top edge of the wood you would want on the top of your wall. Either way, it would look really cool.
I don't know any better way to do it without those big gates. I would be afraid that the child's fingers would get caught in something so wide, you may not notice him sticking his fingers in there when you are opening such a wide gate.
Good luck, would love to hear what you end up doing.
J.J. answers from Jackson on June 13, 2007
You might want to look at www.leapsandbounds.com they have many different options for gates. I have ordered baby-proofing stuff from them and have been very pleased. Here is a link to a gate that you can add on to: