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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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    • This item can be shipped to the entire United States including Alaska, Hawaii, and all U.S. territories including Puerto Rico
    • This item can also be shipped to APO/FPO addresses and to P.O. Boxes in all 50 states
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    Average Customer Rating:

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    Munchkin 1001332Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate
     
    4.1

    (based on 644 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (297)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (226)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (51)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (441)
    • Easy to use (432)
    • Strong construction (338)
    • Lightweight (160)
    • Compact (73)

    Cons

    • Hard to use (43)
    • Poor quality (38)
    • Squeaky hinges (19)
    • Flimsy (12)
    • Loud (11)

    Best Uses

    • Toddler (329)
    • Stairs (328)
    • Crawlers (324)
    • Infants (207)
    • Play area (181)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • First time parent (343), Parent of two or more children (168), Grandparent (58), Parent of multiples (twins etc) (25), 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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    2.0

    We returned both gates...

    By Kohltsmama

    from Olympia, Wa

    About Me Parent of Two or More Children

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Hard To Use
    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

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

      The gate is very difficult to lift up and open. Also, the latch pops off. It's fairly easy to put back on but is a very small piece and if you need to gate chances are you have a little child running around and it poses as a choking hazard.

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      5.0

      The gates works well and very sturdy.

      By Sassy

      from Buffalo. NY

      About Me Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Crawlers
        • Play Area
        • Stairs
        • Toddlers

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

        Works well in our door ways

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        4.0

        Great Suspension Mounted Gate

        By ME

        from NH

        About Me First Time Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Price
        • Strong Construction
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Closes slightly loudly.

        Best Uses

        • Crawlers
        • Play Area
        • Toddlers

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

        We live in a NE 60s cape with an open concept around the stair area so this gate allows for easy pass through into the kitchen area. Looking to get another for top of stairs once our LO transfers into a toddler bed.

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        5.0

        Easy to use

        By Megan

        from Wisconsin

        About Me First Time Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Crawlers

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

          We use it at the bottom of the stairs and it's great. You can use it one handed and it closes behind you. It was easy to install too.

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          3.0

          Secure but difficult to use

          By Supermom

          from Denver CO

          About Me First Time Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Sturdy

          Cons

          • Hard To Use

          Best Uses

          • Crawlers
          • Infants
          • Play Area
          • Stairs
          • Toddlers

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

          My husband installed this and it was effortless, however, the door is difficult to open. You really have to lift the gate door to open. The gate is definitely secure! Not sure that I would buy it again at the price point it is at.

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          4.0

          I would buy this again

          By New mom

          from Alexandria, VA

          About Me First Time Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Stairs

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

            It was fairly simple to install and seems to work well.

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            5.0

            I would definitely buy this item again!

            By Shannon

            from Sewell, New Jersey

            About Me Parent of Two or More Children

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Crawlers
              • Infants
              • Play Area
              • Stairs
              • Toddlers

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

              So far so good with use of the gate! It is helping keep my 16 month old son safe

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              3.0

              Best baby gate we've found, but it is still lacking

              By Melissa

              from Houston, TX

              About Me First Time Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Crawlers
                  • Infants
                  • Stairs

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

                  We have tried several different baby gates, and this is the one we ended up keeping, although it does have a ton of problems. We wanted something that we could install without hard mounting it, and this has an option for tension install. It came with round pads to install under the tension-mounting sides, but those pads caused the gate to slip and slide all over the place. They also ruined our walls, which is why we even went with tension-mounted as opposed to hard-mounting. Once we took off the pads, they no longer move around and can actually withstand a lot of abuse from a toddler, who constantly tries to climb over this gate.

                  It is relatively easy to open for adults, but I have never seen a child under the age of 8 be able to open this gate.

                  We have gone through 2 of these gates. The first one broke, just as the warranty ended (of course!), so I contacted Munchkin directly. They were helpful even when Babies R Us was not. They sent out a replacement, but the new gate is actually tougher to open, even for adults.

                  We use this at the bottom of the stairs only. We have another one (that does not close automatically) at the top of the stairs.

                  Like I said before, this baby gate certainly is not a perfect product, but it was what worked best for us. I have yet to find a better solution, so this will just have to do.

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                  5.0

                  Would buy again!

                  By JJ

                  from Jonesborough, TN

                  About Me First Time Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Crawlers
                    • Infants
                    • Play Area
                    • Stairs
                    • Toddlers

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

                    We love this baby gate! The automatic close gives us peace of mind that the gate is closing behind us. Very sturdy. Would but 10 more!

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                    5.0

                    Great Gate!

                    By Kengle

                    from Kansas

                    About Me First Time Parent

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Crawlers
                      • Infants
                      • Play Area
                      • Stairs
                      • Toddlers

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

                      We love this gate, we have bought a few over the years both for our pets and now for our son. We especially love the one handed open feature and that if auto-closes behind us for safety!! Definitely recommend!

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