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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 672 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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I would recommend this product
from Delray Beach, Florida
About Me First Time Parent
Comments about Munchkin 1001332 Protect By Munchkin Auto Close Metal Baby Gate:
I bought this to keep my baby girl out of the kitchen. Easy installation and works perfectly. Most likely going to get another one for the garage entrance.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love this gate!
By Momma Miles
from Northwood ohio
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We put this gate up to block our 1 year old from going into the kitchen and up the stairs. It works great. The self close feature is helpfully, and also let's us know that he is safe on the other side.
I recommend this product
from Long beach CA
About Me Parent of Two or More Children
Easy to install and keeps baby out of my kitchen!
Great for the bottom of the stairs.
from Phoenix, AZ
We purchased this gate for the bottom of our stairs. It is working well and keeping our 1 year old safe. We attached the gate to a wall on one side and use the tension option against the metal banister.
I love this gate
By Family of five
It works great. I love the self close so that my older children don't leave it open!
I would have kept it if...
from Imperial Beacb, CA
It's a very nice looking gate, unfortunately, it does not expand wide enough for our location. I will say, my husband and I, BOTH, failed to measure the space (I was more focused on a pressure gate).
By Mom of two boys
from Minneapolis, MN
I love that this gate closes itself! It looks nice too.
About Me Parent of Multiples (Twins etc)
Really easy to put together!
from Stockton, CA
Nice gates. Easy to install.
second time purchasing. would buy this product again
By Jan the shopper
from Des Moines Ia
About Me Child Care Professional
This gate is very durable and serves it's purpose very well
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