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Protect By Munchkin 29.5-38 inch Auto Close Metal Baby Gate

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Protect By Munchkin 29.5-38 inch Auto Close Metal Baby Gate - Munchkin  - Babies"R"Us
Protect By Munchkin 29.5-38 inch 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

    14.4 pounds

    29.9 x 28.6 x 1.9

    How to Get It


    • 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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    • This item will ship by itself


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    Average Customer Rating:

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    Munchkin 1001332Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate
     
    4.1

    (based on 737 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (356)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (251)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (52)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (53)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (509)
    • Easy to use (504)
    • Strong construction (397)
    • Lightweight (189)
    • Compact (84)

    Cons

    • Hard to use (49)
    • Poor quality (42)
    • Squeaky hinges (23)
    • Flimsy (13)
    • Loud (11)

    Best Uses

    • Crawlers (386)
    • Toddler (385)
    • Stairs (381)
    • Infants (245)
    • Play area (212)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • First time parent (392), Parent of two or more children (192), Grandparent (67), Parent of multiples (twins etc) (27), Child care professional (9)

    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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    5.0

    Great gate

    By Tiffany

    from Weetland mi

    About Me Parent of Two or More Children

    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:

      Easy to install gate . Up and useable within 15 mins. Bought one for our daughters room when she was born and just bought another when our other daughter was born.

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      5.0

      I would like to buy this product again.

      By Ab

      from Bellevue WA

      About Me First Time Parent

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Crawlers
        • Infants

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

        I used this product to block one of the entrances of my house for my crawling infant so that he does not enter the stairs.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Kz

        from New jersey

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Stowed
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dogs in kitchen

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

          I bought to block off my kitchen for my dogs ... it's great easy to install... comes with two extenders .. I just needed one ... the doors stay open so I can walk in and out without opening and closing each time (if you position right) or they will swing shut.

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          5.0

          Very sturdy!!!!!

          By Jannette

          from Peabody Massachusetts

          About Me First Time Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Crawlers
            • Infants
            • Stairs
            • Toddlers

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

            I love skate. It was easy to install and it is very sturdy. I have it at the top of my steep stairs. I do not have to worry of it ever getting loose or having trouble when the baby is upstairs. Today very easy to open also.

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            3.0

            Do not buy!

            By New mom

            from Albany, ny

            About Me First Time Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Hard To Use

            Best Uses

            • Infants

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

            So we thought that these gates would be great bc they are self closing and we wouldn't have to worry about the dogs sneaking in behind us into the baby's rooms. They are awful. You have to pull a lever and lift the gate up at the same time to open them. The whole self closing thing means that the door sits in a channel and u have to lift it out of the channel to open and then it swings closed back into the channel. Not easy to use at all!

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            5.0

            baby gate

            By bdac

            from MA

            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:

              Great gate, used the extenders to fit our the opening at the bottom of our stairs. We can open with one hand and self closes.

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              4.0

              Great gate!

              By First time mom

              from Dearborn, MI

              About Me First Time Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Squeaky Hinges

              Best Uses

              • Crawlers
              • Infants
              • Play Area
              • Safety
              • Stairs

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

              Initially bought one to block off the kitchen and have since bought 2 more. Easy to open, my oply complaint is that over time it has started to squeak when it closes. Nothing a little oil probably wouldn't fix...but I haven't tried that yet. It comes with a small extension piece, but I haven't needed to use that in any of my doorways.

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              4.0

              Works perfectly!

              By MamaH

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me First Time Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Strong Construction
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Crawlers
                • Infants
                • Stairs
                • Toddlers

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

                We got this gate for the top of our stairs. We have a wrought iron railing so we needed something that could screw into a railing to be more safe. This was easy to put together and fits perfectly in the space. So far our 9 month old can't figure it out, along with most of our adult friends too. Extra safe!

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                5.0

                Heavy Metal!

                By Matt

                from Houston

                About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Auto-Closing
                • Easy To Use
                • METAL
                • Strong Construction
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Not an Electic Remote Controlled Gate w/ WiFi

                Best Uses

                • Cats
                • Crawlers
                • Dogs
                • Infants
                • Play Area
                • Toddlers
                • Turtles

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

                This gate. I tell you what, if you had this gate you will notice a couple things. First, it is mate of METAL and its pretty heave. which are all good things.
                Second, it was at the low end of the price range and I may have gotten it while it was on sale. It was he same price as other clearly inferior and flimsy gates (not that any others aren't safe or anything, just inferior).
                Third, it installed into our faux doorway/hallway beginning area without needing to mess with the wall or tape measures or templates, which always leads to mistakes and extra holes in the wall, and those sill dry wall mounting solutions that always pull out after a couple months. Nope none of that! It's just a friction fit into the opening. I did use a pair of pliers to get it tight enough for a toddler to climb on...not that I would teach her to do that, it would defeat the reason for having a gate. It's just a measure of stability.

                Third, unfortunately you will stub your toe on this thing because of the thick METAL! bar ha runs under the gate. But you get used to it being there and you learn to step over it.

                Fourth and probably most awesome - - - the gate closes itself. sometimes, only sometimes, is that annoying, like when you are carrying large things through the gate, but EVERY other time it is awesome.

                I love this product.

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                5.0

                Would certainly buy this product again!

                By LisaBmotherof3

                from Wheatfiled, NY

                About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Strong Construction
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dogs
                  • Play Area

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

                  Easy to use and set up. Do not have to drill holes in your walls. Holds back our Labrador puppy who is already 43 pounds. Has no cross bars so he is unable to climb. Would be great for toddlers too.

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