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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.
Manufacturer #: 31078001
Product Weight:14.4 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):29.9 x 28.6 x 1.9
Average Customer Rating:
(based on 773 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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Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin 29.5-38 inch Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:
Easy to install and love that it closes on its own.
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Simple to set up and ease of mind
from Chicago, IL
About Me First Time Parent
I purchased this when my 10 month old started becoming more active. We have an open staircase leading to the basement and needed to ensure she wouldn't be able to fall down the stairs. I love this safety gate! It has a pretty simple design and looks nice in our home. It's easy to set up. And my favorite feature is the auto close gate, so handy if you're carrying something and going through the gate. It takes a little strength to pull the gate up and open, but I guess that's the point!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Does it's job
Easily installation. Does it's job. Just wish it didn't bang so loud when it auto shuts (made of metal). Also the lock could be easier to open but then again it keeps the kids from opening it!
Good for the price
Easy to instal but makes a very loud noise when closing and the handle to open it gets stuck very easily so hard to use with a baby by yourself
Used it before babe was born!
By AF wife, new mom
from North Carolina
We used it because we have 3 big dogs that we wanted to keep out of the living room. It meant we always had a clean room with no dog hair and could put the baby on the floor without worrying he'd get trampled. Good height, the dogs didn't try too hard to jump it. The hinge side isn't secure, so it required a level of finesse to open each time or you'd pull the whole gate off the doorway- annoying until you got the technique. 5 year old used it just fine.
By Happy momma
from Collierville TN
Worked great! Swings shut and is very sturdy! Just wish it would fit in openings up to 50"! Would buy this again in a heartbeat
By Single momma
from El Paso, TX
About Me Parent of Two or More Children
Difficult and hard to put together. Bolts don't screw into the actually gate making it unsturdy. Instructions say the gap will close when properly put together but ot still does not. Too expensive for abproduct that doesn't work. Ot can barely keep a small puppy in the kitchen, it will not work for a baby or toddler.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Very convenient product
About Me Parent of Multiples (Twins etc)
I have 3 kids under 3 - one year old twins toddling around and a 2.5 year old. I bought this product to block off a hallway so that everyone could stay in a visual area during play time. It works great for the twins butmy 2.5 year old is able to open it and get through. If you're getting it for older kids it may not be the best. I like that it automatically closes but would like an option to leave it locked open also. Overall good.
Great quality babygate!
By Momma of 2
from Danbury, CT
This is a wonderful quality babygate for a great price. It's very secure using the pressure mount setting so I don't even have to drill it in, although that's an option with this gate as well if you prefer to mount it that way.
I would recommend this gate for sure!
from Levittown PA
My 6 year old can open it so that may give an idea of its ease of use. My husband struggled with it for a while, but as with many things the 6 yr old helped him figure it out :) I love the auto close feature. Trying to train a household to close it behind them is not an issue since it closes itself.
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