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Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate

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Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate - Munchkin  - Babies"R"Us
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As the gatekeeper of your family's safety, you deserve to enjoy a little peace of mind. That's why the Munchkin Auto-Close Gate features a unique, gravity-fed hinge that closes and secures the latch automatically. Simply release the handle and the gate closes and locks by itself. This all-steel gate features a double-locking mechanism at the top to keep the gate securely closed. The extra-wide 21.5" walkthrough makes getting in and out easy, and the door opens both ways for extra versatility. Two included extensions allow you to expand the gate to fit wider openings.

Dimensions: 29.5 - 38"W x 29.5"H

Features


Extra-wide 21.5" walkthrough


The Deco Gate features an extra-wide 21.5" walkthrough that allows for easy entry and exit.


Double-locking handle


The double-locking system on the handle is easy for an adult to operate and difficult for a child.


It closes by itself!


The Auto-Close Gate features a unique gravity-fed hinge that closes the gate automatically. Simply release the handle and the gate will close and lock from virtually any open position.


Use it anywhere


This versatile gate can be used almost anywhere in your home - at the top or bottom of the stairs, between rooms or in a play room.


Heavy-duty materials


This gate's steel construction ensures that it's tough enough to stand the test of time. The striking white color scheme offers a stylish look to any room.


Includes 2 extensions


The Auto-Close Gate includes 2 extensions that expand the span of the gate to accommodate wider openings.

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Product Description


  • What To Expect Moms-Love it Award (2015)

  • The Protect by Munchkin Auto-Close Safety Gate has a unique gravity-fed hinge that automatically closes the gate 100% of the time because sometimes you even forget to close the garage door. Double locking mechanism on handle is easy for adults to use, but difficult for toddlers and young children. U-shaped steel powerframe keeps gate securely in place while an extra wide walkthrough allows for easy in and out access. The gate is approved for use at top of stairs, bottom of stairs, and between rooms for maximum versatility. This pressure fit gate also includes hardware for extra safety. Gate is 29.5" tall and fits openings up to 37.5" wide (includes 2 extensions). Gate is capable of expanding to 54" with additional extensions. Suitable for use with children from 6 months up to 24 months of age.

    Features

    • Fits openings 29.5"-37.5" wide, 29.5" tall. Includes 2 extensions
    • Approved for use at top of stairs, doorways and other openings

    Additional Info

    514428

    DDB1153F

    735282310683

    31068

    7.2 pounds

    30.2 x 14.4 x 2.0

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    Average Customer Rating:

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    Munchkin 1001332Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate
     
    4.1

    (based on 624 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (286)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (221)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (44)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (51)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (429)
    • Easy to use (418)
    • Strong construction (323)
    • Lightweight (155)
    • Compact (69)

    Cons

    • Hard to use (41)
    • Poor quality (37)
    • Squeaky hinges (18)
    • Flimsy (12)
    • Loud (11)

    Best Uses

    • Toddler (317)
    • Stairs (315)
    • Crawlers (309)
    • Infants (196)
    • Play area (171)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • First time parent (332), Parent of two or more children (161), Grandparent (57), Parent of multiples (twins etc) (24), Child care professional (7)

    Most Helpful Positive Review

     

    Simple to use.Slightly tricky to install

    Pros
    + Automatic closing system works extremely well
    + Feels very sturdy even with extensions
    + Gate release mechanism is secure yet simple to use.
    + Comes with both pressure...Read complete review

    Pros
    + Automatic closing system works extremely well
    + Feels very sturdy even with extensions
    + Gate release mechanism is secure yet simple to use.
    + Comes with both pressure mount and screw in mounts
    + Gate opens in both directions (in & out)

    Cons
    - Lower cross bar can be a tripping hazard
    - Installation can be tricky if not thought through

    Installation
    The instructions that come with gate are simple to follow. However, I think the list of tools for installation should also include a rubber mallet or a hammer. As other reviewers have pointed out removing the lower plastic plugs can be difficult. The way I removed the plugs was to pry out the plugs with a flat head screw driver just a little (as shown in the instructions). I then removed the plug by positioning the head of the screw driver under the exposed lip of the plug and gently tapped it with a rubber mallet (similar motion to chiseling wood). Be sure to use a wide flat head screw driver and tap, don't hammer. My plugs refused to come out only by prying but popped out with little effort when using the screwdriver/mallet method. I also used the rubber mallet to install the extension bars onto the extension plugs. The rest of the installation took all of 5 minutes.

    Use
    The auto close feature of this gate is terrific. The simplicity of the design makes it pretty much fool proof.

    The latch mechanism is also excellent. Simply unlatch with your thumb, lift, and push or pull. The amount of force to open the gate is mildly stiff but any adult should be able to easily operate this gate. When allowed to slam this gate is quite noisey. If your child is extremely sensitive to noise when sleeping this gate is nearly impossible to close completely silently but the noise is minimal with a little effort.

    The mounting system and gate feels very solid. Even as an adult I find that yanking on it creates very little flex.

    VS

    Most Helpful Critical Review

     

    Terrible Assembly

    My wife purchased three of these gates. The assembly process requires you to remove four plugs from the corners of the gate, the top two are not an issue, but the bottom two...Read complete review

    My wife purchased three of these gates. The assembly process requires you to remove four plugs from the corners of the gate, the top two are not an issue, but the bottom two are not the same story. With some prying I was able to the the plugs out of two of the three, but was not able to remove the plugs from the third. Even spraying WD-40 on the plugs was not enough to get them out. It strikes me as odd that these plugs are even located in the gate when you open the box anyways as they could be packaged with the rest of the assembly items. If the manufacturer insists on including them in the gate for shipment, the plug should at least be modified so you can get enough leverage to pull them out. For [$] it should be pretty easy to get together.Can't recommend due to the hassle of assembly.

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    4.0

    Quality gate

    By Julie-Jules

    from Pearl City, HI

    About Me First Time Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Strong Construction
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Crawlers
      • Infants
      • Play Area
      • Toddlers

      Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

      This gate is easy to install and is secure. We used this gate in doorway of baby's bedroom. The only issues I had with this gate, is that in order to open, you have to push button and lift up at same time to move gate off track. I found this a little challenging at times, especially at night when I was sleepy, as the gate will automatically close, no option to keep open when not in use. Also there is an edge at bottom of gate that remains when you open, meaning you have to step over it when entering and exiting room. I tripped over it multiple times.

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      5.0

      Great gate

      By New mom

      from Canton, ohio

      About Me First Time Parent

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easily Stowed
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Stairs

        Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

        Easy to install and works great

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        4.0

        Good, basic gate.

        By Penny

        from Georgia

        About Me First Time Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Crawlers
            • Play Area

            Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

            Nice gate. Easy installation. Just wish it had a way to lock the gate open.

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            4.0

            Very helpful.

            By Carolyn

            from Cato, NY.

            About Me First Time Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Squeaky Hinges

            Best Uses

            • Stairs
            • Toddlers

            Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

            I use it in the door ways to keep kids from going where they shouldn't. Very helpful.

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            5.0

            Great gate!

            By Pdobre

            from Cleveland, OH

            About Me First Time Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Crawlers
              • Stairs
              • Toddlers

              Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

              Love this gate. Holds up really great even with my toddler trying to push and pull on it. Has great safety features and actually bought two more.

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              4.0

              Serves its purpose

              By Lisa

              from Salisbury MD

              About Me Parent of Two or More Children

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Strong Construction
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Loud

              Best Uses

              • Infants
              • Pets

              Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

              Very easy to install. Has held up well and has not budged since I installed it in January. Our main purpose for use is to keep our 3 dogs out of the baby's room. My only complaint is that the opening and closing of the gate is loud and can wake a sleeping baby. I have to use caution when opening and not allow it to close on its own or it is very loud.

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              4.0

              Good gate for the money

              By Gus n lex

              from Denver, co

              About Me First Time Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Stowed
              • Easy To Use
              • Strong Construction
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Stairs

                Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

                It was very simple to mount and put together. A little loud when it auto closes but it is sturdy.

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                5.0

                Great sturdy gate!

                By Stacey

                from Texas

                About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

                    This gate is great and really sturdy! We actually have 3 that we use in our house to keep the dog out of the kids rooms. I would recommend them to anyone who needs one!

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                    5.0

                    Love this gate

                    By Rach the mommy

                    from Orem UT

                    About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Crawlers
                      • Play Area
                      • Stairs

                      Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

                      Easy to use and most important safe for my little ones

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                      4.0

                      I would buy this product again.

                      By Kim

                      from Fairborn Ohio

                      About Me First Time Parent

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                      • Loud when closes. Slams

                      Best Uses

                      • Crawlers

                      Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:

                      I use this to help keep my 8 month old corralled in the living room. It fastened to the walls very easily and we didn't have to use screws, which was great. It's pretty easy to open one you get the hang of it. The only negative so far is how loud it is when it shuts. It swings, so it kinda slams when it closes. Which is ok if the baby is up, but the most time I use it is at night when I bring the baby to bed and I have to be very careful not to let it slam shut, I have to close it very softly. Otherwise, it's a nice gate.

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