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Manufacturer #: 31068
Product Weight:7.2 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):30.2 x 14.4 x 2.0
Average Customer Rating:
(based on 706 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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 throughInstallationThe 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.UseThe 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.
Most Helpful Critical 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...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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from Traverse City, MI
About Me Parent of Two or More Children
Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:
This gate was easy to install and we love the auto close feature so you don't have to worry about it being left open!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Peace of mind!
About Me Grandparent
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Got this gate to keep our granddaughter safe while she visits and it is durable and the auto close feature is wonderful! Never have to worry that it's left open.
The Perfect Solution
from Nashville, TN
Perfect for zoning your home from unwant d pet activity or checking up on a toddler.
from Ft. Mitchell, ky
About Me First Time Parent
A baby gate does what a baby gate does. Keeps my little man and my puppy from being where they shouldn't. This specific brand and model is amazing! Looks classy to fit my home... for a baby gate ;)
from Fort Benning, GA
Very helpfull. Appreciate the closing system.
Better than My Old Wood Gate
By Pet owner
About Me Medical Professional
I use this gate to keep my dog out of the kitchen. She could jump over my wood baby gate, but this one is nice and tall. I don't like that you have to lift the entire gate to open it.
Works like a charm!
By Maddie's Mommy
from Ewa Beach, HI
This gate is honestly a life saver. I was so tired of climbing over our other gate. Now, even if we don't close the gate, it closes after us. It was super simple to install. We decided not to mount it to the wall and it still works like a charm!
from Richmond, VA
This product was easy to assemble and looks very nice. It is stable which gives me peace of mind when my little one is wandering around. I would recommend.
By Autumn's Mommy
Good product, good price
So much happier with this gate!
from Olympia, WA
We previously purchased a well rated gate that screwed into the wall and was an "easy" one handed open. It was terrible to install, never lined up quite right, and ended up tearing several holes in our wall. On top of that, it was super easy for our 28lb toddler to stand on, and it was definitely not sturdy enough to handle it. So, we got this one on a whim since it was on sale. It's GREAT! Super easy to install, and it so much sturdier and safer than the other one. It has a hard latch that closes automatically, so I never worry if it will be left open. The way the slats are, my son doesn't try to stand on the bottom, and he has no idea how it works to be able to open it. My only complaint is that we had to install it above the molding, so we had to put a couple wood blocks under the bottom to make it not sag. Otherwise it's been awesome, looks great, and feels very safe.
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