Top 5 Baby Fences

You need to keep that baby safe…and here’s how.

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How to choose a baby fence…

When you’re baby proofing, a baby fence/baby gate is the first thing many parents think to buy – and for good reason! Choosing the right baby fence for your home and lifestyle is important because this is something that will be in your home for years and will likely be used every day.

When you need to cook a meal or clean up a mess, you can be sure that baby is playing safely where they should be.

A properly secured baby fence can also be helpful in strengthening baby and developing muscles your child uses for essential milestones (like when baby pulls herself up to a standing position) – who knows, maybe your baby’s first steps will be taken with the assistance of that gate!

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Where will I put this baby fence?

There are many different options for baby fences/baby gates, so at first look, it may be overwhelming trying to determine which features are the most important. There are a few things you need to keep in mind during your search. The first thing you need to do is decide where you need it to be, and how it will be positioned in your home.

If you need a baby proof fireplace or stairwell area, you may need one that fastens to the wall(s) in one fixed position.

If you are looking for a baby play area in a living room or kitchen, you could find something that is free standing or pressure mounted (no holes in your walls) – as this type is very easily moved to different areas of your home.

What length of baby fence works best for my home?

There are many different sizes and lengths of baby fences to choose from. The goal is to find a gate that will allow your baby room to move and play, but also can keep them safe in one area in your home.

Do you need an extra wide baby gate, one that fits between a doorway, or maybe you need a baby fence for your yard?

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How long will I need to use it?

If you are a mom who goes in and out of your baby’s play area several times a day, un-latching and re-latching the baby gate as you go – you will want to make sure the door of the gate is in the best shape.

Reading customer reviews can often give you the information you need because they are submitted by moms who use the product every day and can tell you how the gate wears over time.

Best Baby Fences & Baby Gates we reviewed:

Baby Fence Comparison Chart

ProductCostMaterialDurabilityMobilityType of Installation
Regalo Easy Step Walk Thru Gate$Metal (painted)MediumFixed PositionPressure Mounted
Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Gate$$Metal (painted)ExcellentPortableFree Standing (Potentially Hardware Mounted)
Summer Infant Metal Expansion Gate$$$Metal (finished)LowFixed PositionHardware Mounted
Cu Alightup Elegant Fireplace Fence Sturdy Baby Safety Fire Gate$$Steel & PlasticExcellentPortableFree Standing (Potentially Hardware Mounted)
Deluxe Décor Gate$$Metal (finished)ExcellentFixed PositionHardware Mounted

Regalo Easy Step Walk Thru Gate, White, Fits Spaces between 29″ and 39″ Wide

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Product Weight: 0.3 ounces
Product Dimensions: 39 x 2 x 30 inches
Material: Metal (painted)

  • Adjustable (29 – 39 inches)
  • Durable material
  • Tall
  • Pressure mounted (no need to drill holes)
  • Door requires two hands to open
  • Very narrow gate entrance
  • Not very portable

Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Gate and Play Yard, White

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Product Weight: 0.6 ounces
Product Dimensions: 192.1 x 0.4 x 28 inches
Material: Metal (painted)

  • Long, creates spacious play area
  • Easy to adjust
  • Can be stand-alone or fixed position
  • Easy to assemble
  • Portable
  • May be too big
  • Not very sturdy, moves easily
  • Door requires two hands to open

Summer Infant Metal Expansion Gate, 6 Foot Wide Extra Tall Walk-Thru

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Product Weight: 24.7 pounds
Product Dimensions: 44 x 2.5 x 36 inches
Material: Metal (bronze finish)

  • Modern design
  • Door opens both forwards and backwards
  • Easy to assemble
  • Easy to take down
  • Heavy
  • Weak/poor durability
  • Difficult for older children to open gate door
  • Needs extender pieces to reach full length advertised

Cu Alightup Elegant Fireplace Fence Sturdy Baby Safety Fire Gate

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Product Weight: 26.4 lbs
Product Dimensions: 117 x 50 inches
Material: Steel & Plastic

  • Tall
  • Easy to assemble
  • Portable
  • Easy to open door
  • Sturdy
  • Light
  • May be too big
  • Needs extra parts to be secured to wall

Deluxe Décor Gate, Bronze, Fits Spaces between 38.3″ to 72″

Product Weight: 10.6 pounds
Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 32.5 x 39 inches
Material: Metal (bronze finish)

  • Wide door
  • Sturdy
  • Very durable
  • Bends/Easy to Adjust
  • Lengthy installation time
  • Hardware mounted
  • Requires both hands to open door

Child safety is important and we want you to pick the baby fence that will be best for your home and lifestyle. To make this process easier, we have put together an easy to read comparison chart so that you can see how each of these products measure up against one another.

What You Can Expect For Your Budget

Prices can vary, so if you’re tight on cash (or just curious about what your budget for this might be), we’ve compared some of the prices for you below.

Hardware Mounted Baby Gates: between $30 – $140

Pressure Mounted Baby Gates: between $20 – $120

Free Standing Baby Gates: between $65 – $190

Gate Upkeep and Safety

  • Pressure mounted and hardware mounted gates need upkeep! Be sure to check the mounts and door latch to ensure your baby gate is still safe.
  • Once your baby is interested in walking, you may need to be more careful. Tall babies may be able to climb over baby gate, or strong babies may be able to push them over if they are free standing.
  • Babies are sneaky – and the slats on the gate are tempting for them if they’ve dropped a toy on the other side or see something interesting. Make sure you purchase a gate where the slats aren’t wide enough for baby to get their arms or head caught between.



Now that you know some of the best child safety gates, you can easily find the gate that suits you and your baby best!


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