Baby Safety Gates: Ratings of Sources
Chapter 7, Around the House: Monitors, Diaper Pails, Safety
by Denise and Alan Fields
"Baby Bargains," a comprehensive book by Denise and Alan Fields, reviews baby gear and common baby brands. The authors cover a wide variety of safety and baby proofing essentials. They recommend three gates for specific purposes in the home, but they don't offer the same comprehensive brand coverage that they do in other gear categories.
The Best Safety Gates
by Editors of BabyCenter.com
Editors of BabyCenter.com round up their six favorite safety gates, based on parent reviews from the BabyCenter.com blog and from other reviews on the web, as well as the editors' own experiences as parents. Each pick in the article receives a brief write up detailing its merits. Each item also includes a "what to watch out for" section that details potential issues with the product.
11 Best Baby Health and Safety Products
by Jennifer Kelly Geddes
Kelly Geddes recommends 11 top choices for baby proofing, including baby gates, outlet covers, baby care items and window guards. There is no comparison among products, but the reviews offer an assessment of key benefits to the products selected. Three baby gates are included, which are recommended for specific areas of the home.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Amazon.com is an outstanding source of current consumer reviews of safety gates. Many products covered in this report get more than 100 reviews that provide lots of information about the day-to-day functioning of the item. Amazon.com reviews also shed light on the different ways that consumers are using the products.
by Contributors to Target.com
Like Amazon.com, Target.com offers a wealth of consumer information about customers' real-world experience with products. Generally, fewer people post feedback on Target.com, but the information given here is often as detailed and as informative as in Amazon.com reviews.
Baby Gates Reviews
by Contributors to Buzzillions.com
Buzzillions.com attracts consumers from across the web who want to write about products that they are using in their homes. The Buzzillions.com site uses a rating system, similar to Amazon.com and Target.com, and it also collects and presents feedback on product performance features, such as durability, ease of use, and quality of construction.
by Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Viewpoints.com is another site dedicated to consumer feedback on products. A number of consumers post reviews here and rate products. Similar to other consumer reviews sites, the feedback on Viewpoints.com offers insight into the day-to-day use of covered products, as well as anecdotal information about how well the products function.
The Baby Gizmo Baby Proofing Guide
by Christina Holt
Christina Holt covers baby proofing from most angles of the house, including how to get started, how to protect floor and lower areas, how to protect against poisonous plants, how to protect furniture and how and where to install baby gates. Holt recommends a selection of gates that she has used in her own home. She does not provide any detailed comparison of the gates included, but she mentions one or two of the specific details she likes about each gate.
Top 4 Safety Gates
by Editors of Child-Safety-Gates.com
This retailer website puts baby gates through "exhaustive testing" in order to recommend the best buys. Much general buying information and advice can be found on this site, and the editors provide specific recommendations for various household areas, such as irregular openings and hallways. A selection tool is also available that allows visitors to input the type of gate needed, area it will be used in, material and approximate opening size to narrow recommendations to products that meet specific needs.
The Best Baby-Proofing Products
by Kelly A. Smith
Kelly A. Smith is a child safety expert and author of "Mommy Can Do It: A Do-It-Herself Guide to Baby-Proofing." Smith's blog offers advice on child safety and baby proofing. She also recommends various products, along with a few key details about each item. In this roundup, Smith recommends six baby gates.