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Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate

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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

    5.8 pounds

    30.4 x 29.3 x 1.8

    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:

    by PowerReviews
    Munchkin 1001332Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate
     
    4.1

    (based on 621 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (287)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (214)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (52)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (416)
    • Easy to use (406)
    • Strong construction (315)
    • Lightweight (153)
    • Compact (66)

    Cons

    • Hard to use (40)
    • Poor quality (37)
    • Squeaky hinges (17)
    • Flimsy (12)
    • Loud (10)

    Best Uses

    • Toddler (312)
    • Stairs (306)
    • Crawlers (301)
    • Infants (192)
    • Play area (167)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • First time parent (320), Parent of two or more children (157), Grandparent (56), Parent of multiples (twins etc) (24), 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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    4.0

    Work great

    By Brittney

    from Spring, Tx

    About Me Parent of Multiples (Twins etc)

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Crawlers
      • Stairs
      • Toddlers

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

      We bought two of these to keep our 1 year twins out of the hallways and off the stairs. They were a little more difficult to setup than I thought they would be, but once we got them set up they have worked great.

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      5.0

      Works Great

      By Mom of Two

      from California

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Play Area
        • Stairs
        • Toddlers

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

        This gate is at the bottom of our staircase to protect our toddler from harming himself by going upstairs without assistance. It's tall enough that the adventurous little fellow cannot climb over it.

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        4.0

        Decent buy for the price

        By Jenn the new mommy

        from Virginia beach, VA

        About Me First Time Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Crawlers
          • Stairs
          • Toddlers

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

          Pro:
          Easy to put together. Fits well in the area we have, and is super easy to use. Doesn't seem to have too many little places tiny hands can get stuck or pinched. Closes on its own behind you and latches so you don't have to worry about it.
          Con:
          Tension rods don't work so well on stair rails at base of steps that are free standing and not attached to wall. Pushes the rails out and away, so it's loose and falls down- so we had to use zip ties to attach it to the rails, which still leaves some gap but it does still latch.
          Have to push slide latch with finger to unhook then lift hate up and out of base to open, which can be difficult with a lot of stuff and baby in arms.

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          1.0

          Did not like this product at all

          By Meme

          from San Diego

          About Me First Time Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Hard To Use
            • Poor Construction

            Best Uses

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

              It did not stay in place it fell on my feet 2 times

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              5.0

              Works great

              By Mom of 6 boys and counting

              from Grand Prairie, TX

              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
                • Infants
                • Play Area
                • Stairs
                • Toddlers

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

                Very easy to put up. We bought this one because they were sold out of the Summer brand one. We found this one was so much easier to use. And it opens both ways.

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                3.0

                Not in love

                By Delilah

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me First Time Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Hard To Use
                • Very loud when it closes automatically

                Best Uses

                • Stairs

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

                My son is just beginning to crawl and my husband and I wanted to get a head start on baby proofing the house. We use this gate at the base of the steps. Initially I thought I would really like this gate- it seems sturdy and we didn't have to drill holes in the wall. After using it a few days I think I will be returning it. It's not the easiest to open and when it shuts it makes a really loud noise. There's no way we could keep this for when we have a second child- the gate is heavy and I doubt a child would be able to open it. Also we have a dog and she hates it.
                While this gate is not what I am looking for, it is a really well made gate.

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                5.0

                Great Product!

                By JD

                from Greenville, SC

                About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easily Stowed
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Pets

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

                  Packaging and instructions were super easy to read. Using it to keep my dogs out of an area of our home. Would def buy another to keep them from going into the kitchen!

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                  3.0

                  Does the job

                  By Mommyofone

                  from NJ

                  About Me First Time Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Fits ok on the bottom of the stairs. Had to use wood squares for the top because it wasn't long enough. The gate is difficult to open with one hand while holding the baby or holding anything in one hand. Gate shuts by itself quickly and loudly. Not sure how sturdy it will be for little hands.

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                      4.0

                      Great for under two

                      By Mom of 3

                      from Dayton oh

                      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Gravity close
                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                      • Somewhat difficult to put together

                      Best Uses

                      • Crawlers
                      • Grandparents :)
                      • Infants
                      • Play Area
                      • Toddlers

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

                      I love that this is pressure mounted and we don't have to do anything to the actual walls. It took less than 30 minutes to set up and now I want 3 more for other areas we have a hard time keeping little man out of. Sturdy and haven't had any problems.

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                      5.0

                      Best purchase

                      By Bummer

                      from NC

                      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
                        • Play Area
                        • Stairs

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

                        I love this product as it was easy for a mom to install on her own and it's a quality product that I can trust to keep my kids safe from falling down the step to the laundry room. I originally bought this to go at my daughters doorway to keep my 9 month son out of her room due to small hazardous parts. THe slots in this gate does allow little ones to stick their hands easily through to gain access to things that might be left close by on the floor (small pieces in a 3 year olds room) it's also not easy for older children to get through. Which for me and my responsible 3 year old is a draw back.

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