Hands-free and worry-free, this swinging gate by The First Years opens easily with a convenient foot pedal. The childproof pedal requires the weight of an adult, so kids can't open it. Featuring wall protecting pad grips, the pressure-mount design fits doorways 29" to 34" wide, and is expandable for wider doors with accessory 5" extension kits (each sold separately). Safety-spaced coated metal bars and a clicking lock provide reassuring safety. Gate swings open in either direction for added convenience. Imported. 32-1/2H".
Because of its simple "knee-knocker" mechanism, this Hands Free Gate can do exactly what the name implies: be opened without having to use your hands. Any parent occupied with little ones and all of their necessities will quickly recognize this as a huge benefit. To operate, simply press on the pedal with your toes and then bump the knee plate with your knee. Closing is just a nudge in the opposite direction; you will hear a click when the latch has caught, offering peace of mind that it’s secure again.
| The convenient foot pedal is easy for adults, but difficult for children, to open. |
The pedal, knee plate, and hinges are designed so the gate can swing open from either direction. Even smarter is that the gate is purposely designed as easy-to-open for an adult, yet difficult for children. The gate’s vertical bars curb curious toddlers from trying to climb over, are spaced to help prevent painful accidents, and provide ample visibility through to the other side.
| Adjustable pressure mounts don’t require screws and won’t mark up your walls. |
Able to fit in standard doorframes (29" to 34" wide), the all-metal safety gate is a pressure-mount device. Just twist the adjustable bolts at each of the four corners to get a proper, secure fit in your doorways. (If you have wider than standard doors, The First Years sells extension kits separately that can accommodate up to 44-inch wide openings.) It should be noted that this safety gate can be a little unsteady when used at the outer limits of its range, so you may want to consider an extension kit even if using in a standard doorway.
Before you buy, there are two things to be aware of. One, the actual opening for parents, kids, and/or pets to walk through is only about 18 inches wide. Two, if you want to use this in a doorway and be able to close the door, the foot pedal sticks out too far to allow this. For use with children up to 24 months.