Extra wide baby gates can be quite unstable. This baby fence is no exception. It doesn’t come with any kind of secure feet that would provide stability. As such, the way you keep this baby fence stable is by having part of the fence zigzag to provide a stable base. This means that the gate won’t reach as far as it seems like it would. Of course, you can still stretch it to its full length, but the fence will still flex slightly. It shouldn’t cause any severe damage to the product unless someone put their full weight onto it, but it’s highly inadvisable to leave the fence without a zigzag pattern for stability. Even if it’s hardware mounted to the wall, it’s still a good idea to do this to prevent it toppling or flexing.
This product is mostly for those who have open-plan style rooms and you want to keep your child on one side. It’s also suitable for pet owners. It can be used to build a playpen for small animals that you want to keep separate from larger animals.
This best baby gate comes with eight 24 inch wide panels that can be added to the base gate to create a 192 inch baby fence that can be used as an extra wide baby gate, or as a standalone baby gate play yard.
Should you wish to use this baby fence as a wall-mounted gate, then the gate comes with everything you need to mount the gate to the wall. This gives added security over simply using it as a freestanding baby fence.
up to 192 inches
Easy Open Lock
This gate employs a convenient walk-through design that makes it incredibly easy for adults to pass through. Simply unlock the gate with its one-touch safety lock release lever and walk through.
For easy storage, the baby gate can simply be folded away with no need to disassemble it. Just fold the fence in a zigzag pattern and store it, or relocate it. No tools are necessary unless you’re wall-mounting it.
- Incredibly wide to fit any room
- 4-in-1 configurable design
- Convenient walk-through design
- Foldable for easy storage and transport
- Unstable in some freestanding configurations
- Easily toppled if full 192 inch width is used as the fence doesn’t come with feet
- Can only be hardware mounted, making it awkward to relocate between mounting locations
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How tall is the gate?
A: The gate and the surrounding fence are the same height: 28 inches. This should be more than high enough for most young children and small animals. The fence can also be stepped over if you struggle with the latch.
Q: Can multiple sets be used together to make a longer fence?
A: Absolutely. In theory, you could add as many sets together as you want, though it’d be expensive. Simply attached additional sets to the original in the same way that you attach the included extenders and you can create a larger play area or a longer baby fence.
Q: Will it handle shaking from children?
A: In longer configurations, there’s definitely some give in the middle of the baby fence. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do about that. If the gate is shaken a lot, the baby gate will need retightening and repositioning every few days.
The Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Gate and Play Yard is a brilliant choice if you need a versatile baby gate. This best baby gate can be used to span large gaps, or as a baby gate play yard, or as a barrier between your child and a fireplace.