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Munchkin Protect 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 (2014)

  • 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 38" 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. This product has earned the What To Expect Moms Love-It Award and was selected as the best-of-the-best by moms visiting WhatToExpect.com.

    Features

    • Easy, one-handed use. Double-locking system
    • Fits openings 29.5"-38" 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


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    • 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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    This item may be shipped in the manufacturer's original packaging, which could reveal the contents of the box

    Average Customer Rating:

    by PowerReviews
    Munchkin 1001332Munchkin Protect Auto Close Metal Baby Gate
     
    3.9

    (based on 305 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (128)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (107)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (35)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (201)
    • Easy to use (193)
    • Strong construction (154)
    • Lightweight (67)
    • Easily stowed (22)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (31)
    • Hard to use (29)
    • Squeaky hinges (10)
    • Loud (7)
    • Flimsy (6)

    Best Uses

    • Toddler (160)
    • Crawlers (155)
    • Stairs (153)
    • Infants (99)
    • Play area (75)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • First time parent (157), Parent of two or more children (78), Grandparent (27), Parent of multiples (twins etc) (10), Child care professional (4)

    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 gate fan

    from Hacienda Heights, ca

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Pleasantly surprised by the quality. Fit a 30 inch doorway perfectly without hardware.

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        4.0

        Good gate!!

        By Sean's mom

        from Methuen, MA

        About Me First Time Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Crawlers
          • Infants
          • Stairs
          • Toddlers

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

          We bought this gate for my son's room doorway and it has been great. I like that it closes automatically, but I wish it had some way to stay open on its own.That is my only complaint, which is minor.

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          5.0

          This Gate Is Golden

          By ArtsCrackers

          from Undisclosed

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

          Disclaimer: I am a Munchkin Brand Ambassador and I received this free to test. All views are my own. I have been using this gate for just over a month now and I love it so much. My husband installed it at the top of our stairs because our baby boy is on the move and I did not want him falling down. We have a regular wooden gate that stretches to fit, but I never trusted it not to slide down if my son decided to lean up against it so the Auto Close Metal Gate is perfect. It is sturdy, especially since it screws into the wall, so it puts my mind more at ease when I set my son on the floor to play in his room. If he decides to crawl out and visit me in my room, I can trust that he will not go tumbling--a comfort every mama bear needs. The gate is easy to use; while it is a little more effort than other gates to have to lift it to open, I actually am thankful for this added security; my youngest will not even be able to try to open the gate for quite some time, but when he is ready to, I know that the lifting to open will continue to prevent him from falling down the stairs. I am able to open the gate one-handed, which is awesome because as a busy mommy who is constantly running up and down with the baby (or a plate full of midnight snacks,) I need to be able to get through the gate quickly and easily. Even more convenient is the fact that I can just let the door drop behind me and it will close on its own! This gate is so easy to use that, with a little instruction, my 3 1/2-year-old is able to go up and down through the gate on his own safely. Since he is a stair master, he uses this frequently and I am happy it was simple enough to teach him so that I do not need to help him--exercise is good and all, but I don't have the energy I used to. My only complaint would be that my husband said he was having a hard time getting the gate to fit our stairway and getting it to stay even; but it's good now and has been holding up perfectly for us. Overall, this is definitely a gate I will recommend, especially with those who have stairs. It is sturdy, well-made, simple, and fairly easy to install.

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          5.0

          great gate for toddlers,kids

          By mollynee

          from New York, NY, United States

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

          This is a great gate . Hard for kids to open due to its double locking feature. Looks great in the house too

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Just ok

          By Mark

          from Virginia, United States

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

          I've had this gate for 6 months. The hinge at the top breaks. I have epoxied it back together then breaks worse. I know now to look for a better design.

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          5.0

          Awesome gate

          By Thiara76

          from Vancouver BC

          About Me Parent of Two or More Children

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Crawlers
          • Infants
          • Play Area
          • Play Pen
          • Stairs
          • Toddlers

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

          This gate is awesome. It works well and is secure
          Plus very easy to install
          We have two of these gates

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          4.0

          Too cute

          By Pookie

          from NYC

          About Me First Time Parent

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Squeaky Hinges

          Best Uses

          • Crawlers
          • Play Area
          • Toddlers

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

          *** gate dose as it says but a bit noisey when it closes! might wake baby up if sleep close by ***

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          1.0

          poorly designed

          By anonymous

          from larkspur, ca

          About Me First Time Parent

          Pros

            Cons

            • Hard To Use
            • Poor Construction
            • Squeaky Hinges

            Best Uses

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

              very poorly designed. would not recommend this gate.

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              5.0

              excellent gate

              By roeroe1

              from North Carolina, United States

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

              we had one of these gates,we use to make sure our fur babies dont get out, it broke after about 3 years,and had to get another one,. great gate,works good

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              4.0

              Just alright

              By Greg

              from Dallas, TX, United States

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

              I bought this gate about a year ago. I used it at the bottom of my stairs to gate off my dogs. The gate fit for the most part, but what they didn't tell you is likely you will need a extender unless you have a small door you want to gate. Aesthetically pleasing but if you are gating more than a pantry door get the extender.

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