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Safety gate and barrier reviews

We test 30 baby gates and barriers, including models from Ikea, Dreambaby, Lindam and more.

Last updated: 10th July 2014

When your toddler starts exploring home, it's time to batten down the hatches and make each room as child-safe as possible. There are some places, though, that should really be kept off-limits as much as possible – like the laundry, the bathroom and, of course, the stairs.

We test a variety of baby gates and barriers to see which are the best for your home and the safest for your curious toddler, focusing on safety features and potential hazards such as strength, durability, projections and climbing footholds.

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We tested 30 products against 14 criteria - these are the top criteria according to our experts.

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