Baby Gates And Safety Gates For Stairs

How Safe Are Wooden Baby Gates?


A question I often hear asked by parents is whether a wooden baby gate is safer than one made of metal? Do they hold up as well? You may be wondering the very same thing. So let's take a look at the answers to these and other questions you may have.

Wood safety gates have been around for many years. You may even be able to remember back to the days of those old style scissors type gates. You know the ones that would pinch your fingers and make you cry for hours. I can still feel that pain to this day!

Today, wood gates have come a long way. You can now find them made in various types of wood, finishes and models. From pine to cherry and everything in between. 

The First Years Wood Gate

Independent tests have shown that these gates are quite tough and durable. No, they may not have the strength of steel, but for in home use on a daily basis they stand up just fine. In fact, they have been known to last for many years and several children.

You can find them in different widths to fit any size of door opening, as well as in pressure or hardware mounts. Gates such as the KidCo Angle Mount or the Summer Infant Sure & Secure Deluxe Wood Walk Thru Gate come complete with mounting hardware and materials to make installation much easier.

Another nice gate is the Safety 1st Eddie Bauer Wood Swing Gate that is made of birch. Not only is it attractive, but it can fit openings up to 48 inches wide. One other gate worth noting is the Evenflo Home Decor Wood Gate series. They are available in several different finishes and reviews have been very positive on Amazon.

As you can see, baby gates made of wood have come a long way over the years. They are built strong and build to last for years of use. Add that to their attractive finishes and you can quickly see why they are so popular among parents everywhere. They certainly are well worth having.