What every best Baby Gates has:
- A secure, stable mount.
- Easy-to-use latches.
- Doors that open the right direction.
Parents say there's a lot to like about the Summer Infant Multi-Use Decorative Extra Tall Walk-Through Gate. With its arched door and bronze finish, it's more attractive than the average baby gate and, because it's tall, it's extra secure for taller kids – yet requires no stooping for parents to use. The gate can be pressure-mounted for easier installation or hardware-mounted for a little extra security. Best of all, it's sturdy enough to withstand shaking and climbing, reviewers say.Buy for $62.85
The Evenflo Soft and Wide Gate is the ultimate in ease for wider doorways and openings up to 60 inches, reviewers say. That's because this pressure-mounted barrier has no latches for users to fuss with or bars for little hands to poke through – it's a sturdy, breathable piece of mesh fabric. Parents say the gate is a snap to install and portable enough for traveling. It's also low enough for adults to step over but tall enough to corral babies and toddlers.Buy for $39.99
The KidCo Safeway Top of Stair Baby Safety Gate ticks all the boxes for a safe stairway gate: It has sturdy mounting hardware; a large, clear opening to walk through; and a door that swings only away from the stairs. Beyond all that, parents report that the gate is exceptionally strong and very tough for children to climb since it lacks footholds for small feet. An angle-mount version of the gate also provides a solution for parents who have oddly shaped stairways.Buy for $42.95