Pressure mounted gates are a great way to keep your baby safe and secure in one certain room in your home. By keeping your baby safe and sound and away from rooms that may be less secure, pressure mounted gates are not only convenient but easy to set up as well.
If you happen to have an open stairway in your home, you may want to keep your child safe by setting up a pressure mounted gate at the bottom opening of the staircase. While you can use a pressure mounted gate at the top of the staircase, I personally do NOT recommend this simply because as your baby gets a little bigger and they begin to try to climb over the gate (and believe me they will) they can cause the gate to slip a little which can cause the gate to lose some of the pressure that is holding the gate in place.
This of course can lead to not only the gate but your baby as well tumbling down the stairs and I don’t think I need to tell you just how dangerous that kind of situation can be.
So when it comes to baby gates at the top of the stairs you may want to consider using a gate that can be mounted securely to each side of the stairway. After all keeping your baby safe from harm is the whole point of using any kind of baby safety gates, right.
Another great use for pressure mounted gates is going to be keeping your pets, such as dogs and cats safe as well. One of my favorite uses for pressure mounted pet gates is keeping my dogs out of my living room during spring and fall when they seem to shed 100 times more than at any other time of the year.
For the most part, I do allow my 4 cats and 2 dogs to roam my home freely as I consider them a big part of my family but when the shedding season comes around, I find it easier to confine them to the dining room and kitchen area simply because I don’t have the time to vacuum and change the sheets (I keep my furniture covered because of the amount of hair all year round and it’s easier to change the sheets than to vacuum the furniture constantly) three to four times per day.
Back to keeping your pets safe using pressure mounted gates. If you happen to have a new puppy, while I do recommend the use of a kennel as it gives them a secure place to call their own, I also recommend keeping a puppy confined to a certain area of the house during the 2 weeks or so it takes to get them house broken and even for a while after since there are bound to be some accidents.
Just in case you are wondering where I get 2 weeks from it is because when I use a kennel and a safety gates that is the longest it has taken me to get my puppies potty trained.
While a pressure mounted gate may not work as well for your cats simply because they will just jump over it, pressure mounted gates will work well when it comes to kittens, at least temporarily while they get big enough to take care of themselves.
So, why use pressure mounted gates? Simply because they do the job and they are quite easy and convenient when it comes to safety gates for babies or pets.