The Swing Baby Gate is a fabulous gate. It is fast becoming a popular gate for families with young children. It is arguably the best gate out there today. As with most baby gates, this gate can also be used as a gate for pets.
There are many benefits of using this gate. The swing gate can be used just about anywhere. Although this gate is not recommended for top of the stair use, it has been used in multiple homes at the top of the stairs. Now each model will obviously be a little different but most need approximately three feet to open correctly. Most swing gates are made of plastic with a clear middle. This is a great feature to increase the feeling of openness even though you are closing off a portion of the room. Also, this may be a plus for safety since there are not holes or grates that children may possible injure themselves on, as found on most other gates retractable baby gate B07WFWY1P9.
The convenience factor with this gate is huge. The gate is attached to the wall. Simply unhook the gate, swing it open and lock the gate again. It is that easy. Some models have the one hand open and close feature, which is a big plus. For example, an adult could be holding groceries in the one hand and use the other to open and move through the gate without putting them down. Another situation would be when carrying a child through an area they are not allowed to be in, such as the pet area. Now the adult could open the gate, carry the child through the area, back out and close the gate without having to put down this child. This is a huge safety benefit.
When shopping for a swing baby gate, there are obviously many choices. The Dream Baby Swing Closed Security Gate sells for about fifty dollars. It is made of metal rails and would not be purchased for my home. It does not appear to have the one hand open and close feature and it seems the operator would have to step over a small portion of the gate when passing through. For around one hundred dollars you can purchase the Evenflo Baby Swing Gate in a beautiful Oak Finish. Although this gate may blend in with the other trim found in the home, it again does not have the one hand open and close feature. The First Years All Clear Swing Gate comes highly recommended. It sells for around fifty dollars and is well worth the money. It has the great one hand open and close feature and is a breeze to us