publication date: Sep 3, 2008
author/source: Anne Coates
Parents often have mixed feelings about safety gates – for instance some feel that infants should learn to tackle stairs safely rather than have them blocked off. However there are always times when keeping a small child away from something (or a small dog away from a child) is imperative and this Tippitoes Self Closing Safety Gate fits the bill.
Obviously in my household, we’ve gone beyond the need for safety devices (although perhaps self closing doors to teenagers’ bedrooms so you don’t see the mess would be a good idea!) but I do have a dog who needs to be kept in at night (while the cats have the freedom to use the cat flap that the dog uses during the day). So a safety gate is ideal and apparently a huge number of Tippitoes safety gates are bought by pet owners!
Tippitoes Self Closing Safety Gate is very easy to fix with just four screws into a door frame for the holding caps or just use the pressure mounting facility so you can move it to where it's needed at any time.
The opening mechanism is three-fold: pushing in the catch release, lifting and then pushing open – so no little fingers can open it by mistake! And the fact that it is self closing means you won’t leave it open inadvertently. It is lightweight and easily to clean.
The new Tippitoes Self Closing Safety Gate SG2 will fit doorways between 75 and 79cm; with the addition of the free extension this extends to 85 to 88cm.
A further extension kit can be ordered separately to bring the opening size up to 95 to 99 cms.
The Self Close Gate is also available in two addition sizes to suit the smaller doorway:
- SG3 Narrow Gates for 68.5-75 cm
- SG4 Extra Narrow Gates for 61-67 cm
Suitable for children up to 24 months, Tippitoes Self Closing Safety Gate costs £24.99.
For stockists ring 0845 600 8595 or log on to www.tippitoes.com