Choosing Safe Baby Products: Gates

Choosing Safe Baby Products: Gates

Lea este articulo en EspanolGates placed at the top of stairs or in doorways are used to keep toddlers away from hazardous areas of the home.

Old accordion-type gates (sold before 1985), are not safe; they have diamond-shaped openings with wide V's at the top. These can trap a baby's head and cause them to choke.

What to look for:

SAFETY NOTES:

Reviewed by: Susan Kelly, MD, and Kate M. Cronan, MD
Date reviewed: September 2013





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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