Baby gates help prevent children from falling down stairs and keep them away from open, unsafe areas. However, the gates themselves can be dangerous.
It is important to keep these safety tips in mind when looking at baby gates:
- Do not use accordion-style expandable enclosures with V-shaped or diamond openings. Babies can get their heads trapped between one of the wide openings if they try to crawl through or over the gates.
- Choose a gate with straight top edges and small holes or openings.