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Are you happy with your stairgate?

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likessleep Sun 21-Sep-08 18:38:45

They all look the same to me grin
Any recommendations very welcome, as we need to get a couple pronto.
I think one without a step over bar would be safer, but are there any 'downsides' to not having a step over bar?
Thanks

BeHereNow Sun 21-Sep-08 18:41:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

likessleep Sun 21-Sep-08 19:10:02

Thanks - I will look these up!

nobodysfool Sun 21-Sep-08 19:15:27

We have these all over our house and they are fantastic.
My ds best friend is a master at opening all stair gates but he has yet to manage this one!!!!!

www.mothercare.com/gp/product/B000JF5SSU/sr=1-3/qid=1222020832/ref=sr_1_3/026-8754428-3274806?ie=UTF 8&mcb=core

chipmunkswhereareyou Sun 21-Sep-08 21:49:42

lascal kiddyguard is very good, if a little more expensive.

likessleep Mon 22-Sep-08 09:16:01

thanks nobodysfool and chipmunks. unfortunately i don't think we can afford the lascal one (although it looks lovely!).
nobodysfool - how did you find the fitting of that one? it looks really good, although the reviews on the mothercare website say it isn't the easiest to fit.
cheers

EvelynsDad Mon 22-Sep-08 10:10:32

We didn't want to have to screw the gates into the wall. The mothercare stairgates could in theory be fitted without screwing them into the wall, but in practice we couldn't fit them securely without screwing them in.

We've gone for Lindam Easy Fit stairgates. They fit quite securely, but the locking mechanisms on several have broken and they have damaged the paintwork, quite severely in places. With hinsight, there's been little advantage to not screwing them into the wall. They do have a bar to trip over. We haven't had any real problems with this. Overall I would say they're OK, but I'm not sure I'd recommend them.

nobodysfool Mon 22-Sep-08 20:08:28

Likestosleep- sorry about the delay in answering.DH said it was really easy to fit.Have you had a loook on ebay a friend of mine got hers from there.

Sawyer64 Mon 22-Sep-08 20:15:21

Lascal Kiddyguards are much cheaper on EBay.....

lou031205 Mon 22-Sep-08 20:16:50

We have lindam baby gates, they are excellent. They can be lifted off completely in an emergency.

iwantasecondone Mon 22-Sep-08 20:30:09

Join IKEA family (free) and theirs are very cheap. Perfectly fab and much cheaper. No bar, btw.

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