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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 737 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 Weetland mi
About Me Parent of Two or More Children
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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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Bellevue WA
About Me First Time Parent
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.
I would buy this product again
from New jersey
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.
from Peabody Massachusetts
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.
Do not buy!
By New mom
from Albany, ny
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!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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.
By First time mom
from Dearborn, MI
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.
from Minneapolis, MN
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!
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.
Would certainly buy this product again!
from Wheatfiled, NY
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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