Blog posts tagged with 'Portable Safety Gate'

The Expandable Baby Gate For Your Next Party

Every parent wants the option of being able to take their child with them wherever they happen to be going. Parents also want the ability to not have to worry about what their little one is getting into when they aren’t watching their child’s every move. When parents are worried about their little one, it often keeps them from enjoying things like parties or even small get-togethers for the fear of their child getting away from them and getting hurt.

With the Navigate expandable baby gate, you’ll no longer have to wonder what your child is getting into when you’re not able to watch everything they’re doing, especially if you have company over. The Navigate is also a portable safety gate and it can easily be moved and set up in whatever environment you happen to find yourself in. The Navigate can fit any space from 28-45 inches wide, and the Navigate will keep your child safe from any hazards they may find if they were to roam the house unattended.

Indoor Parties

When you use the Navigate expandable baby gate, you won’t have to worry about what most parents are worrying about when they have guests over, which is where their little one is and what they’re getting into. If you’re at a stage in life where you have children, it’s also likely that your friends have children as well. This can mean that get-togethers with your friends are often a whole lot of chasing the children around, and not a whole lot of parents getting to enjoy their time together.

The Navigate is the perfect solution for keeping the little ones at your party wrangled and in one place so the adults don’t have to worry about chasing them all over the house. If you’re planning on having a dinner party, setting up the Navigate expandable baby gate to block off the living room for the children to play in while you host your guests in the dining room will offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy adult conversation, but still have a clear view of all the children.

Outdoor Parties

Outdoor parties can pose a bit more of a challenge for keeping all of the children at your party in one place. However, for your next backyard barbeque, the Navigate can offer the perfect solution for blocking off your deck in order to keep the children either on the deck in order to keep a closer eye on them or, the Navigate will fit perfectly at the bottom of your deck stairs in order to keep the children playing in the yard. When you don’t have to worry about your little one finding their way up the deck stairs, you’re free to enjoy the time with your guests.

Hired Help

If you and your friends want to plan an adult-only party and not have to worry about what the little ones are up to, you may want to consider hiring one or two babysitters to watch all of the kids at the location of the party, but in a separate room. One of the reasons parents don’t often get together for adult-only parties has a lot to do with the cost of care for children. However, if you and your friends chip in to hire a couple of babysitters and ask them to watch your little ones, say in an upstairs or basement room while the adults gather in the dining room, you may be able to have a bit more time for friends in your busy parenting life.

With the Navigate in place at the door of the room the children are in, you don’t have to feel like you’re completely cut off from your kids if someone happens to start crying or need something, but with the help of a babysitter, you won’t have to drop everything and run to see who took which toy away from who.

Whether you’re planning on having a more laid-back party and don’t mind keeping an eye on the little ones when they’re contained in the living room, or you’d like to have a more adult-focused party and choose to hire help and keep the kids in a separate room, the Navigate will be there for you to install in the entry of the room the children are in.

Shop now to purchase the Navigate expandable baby gate for your next party!

The Navigate On The Go

Moms these days are busy. From playdates to meetings to keeping up with the housework, you’re not guaranteed to be in one place at all times. When you add a child on-the-go into the mix, you’re going to need help keeping your child in the same place as you. Most baby gate designs that are currently being marketed toward mothers don’t take into account the busy lifestyles that mothers have, and the need for ease and convenience when it comes to setting up and taking down a baby gate. Baby gates are often awkward and not user-friendly. The Navigate however, is different.

The Navigate was designed with busy mothers in mind! The Navigate is an expandable baby gate that is easily portable and can be used in various environments. The Navigate is lightweight and has a v-shaped design that allows the baby gate to securely fit onto non-conforming walls. As a mom, your top priority is the safety of your child, and you don’t want to have to compromise the things you want to do with your child due to the lack of child security wherever you may be going.

Stairs, Doors, And Non-conforming Surfaces

The Navigate extends between 28-45 inches allowing you to use our expandable baby gate in multiple locations. Whether you need to secure an area that involves stairs, doors, or non-conforming surfaces such as cabinets or railings, our ratcheting system has been designed to only take seconds from your day and securely fit onto whatever surface you need to attach your Navigate to. When you have a child, you often feel the need to tailor the decor in your home to fit the needs of your child, but with the Navigate, you can tailor your existing space to fit the needs of your child without any major decor or structural changes.

Taking Your Navigate On-The-Go

The Navigate comes with a carrying case that makes packing up your portable baby gate easier than ever. When collapsed, the Navigate is only 27” x 5”. When packed in the carrying case, the Navigate is only five pounds, making it easy for you to throw over your shoulder and forget it’s even there. When you think about all of the other things you’ll need to bring with you when you take your small child somewhere, the Navigate will be the easiest thing you have to carry compared to the diaper bag, stroller, and of course, your child! Whether you have a playdate to take your child to and you’re uncertain of the space you’ll be in, or you want to have friends over for an outdoor barbeque, but you’re worried about the stairs on the deck, the Navigate will be there for you to use in any space.

The Navigate Is Perfect For Travel

The Navigate is here to make traveling with your child easier. Just because you have a little one doesn’t mean that you have to forgo all of the fun things you did before your family grew. Traveling is a wonderful way to make memories with your family and with the Navigate, you don’t have to worry about how you’ll keep your child safe in whatever hotel or vacation rental you’ll be staying in. The Navigate is small enough to take on any airplane as a carry-on item, keeping you from having to check one more item of luggage. With the Navigate, you no longer have to worry about how you’ll accommodate the safety of your child depending on the environment you’re in. The Navigate conforms to the environment you’re in and eases your mind when it comes to planning your life around kid-friendly destinations.

For busy moms with on-the-go lifestyles, the Navigate is the portable and expandable baby gate you’ll need. Purchase your Navigate today!

How to Be a Child Security Gate Pro - Part 2

Home should be the safest place in your child’s world. However, it can be the exact opposite. Little kids who have just learned to get around don’t recognize danger, and it’s up to you to keep them away from it. It can be a very difficult job when you’re keeping a home running. The good news is, there are many different ways to keep your child in a safe area where you can monitor him or her.

Gates that fit across openings can create the perfect, safe play area, but it’s important that you invest in a high-quality product that will stay in place. At Navigate, we struggled with different baby gates, and their inability to conform to irregular openings and maintain protection was very frustrating. It’s what pushed us to create our gate, which can handle all types of walls and stay in place.

Once you have a gate or two to work with, you face a new challenge: where should the gates be placed? The key is finding a safe place for your child to stay. Your choice will be different depending on several circumstances. In the next few blogs, we are going to share different rooms that can be a good place to use a gate.


  • Having your child play within his or her room can be a great idea. You can install a Navigate in the doorway to allow you and your child to see and hear each other while staying safe. You can also use another bedroom if that works better.

  • We recommend you make sure furniture is secured to the walls, just in case your child tries to pull him or herself up on the furniture. You don’t want it to fall down on top of your child!

Living room

  • There’s a good chance that you spend a lot of time in the living room with your child! However, if you have to get things done in another part of the house, you don’t want to leave your child alone. It may be wise to block the living room off so your child can’t get in there without your supervision.

  • When you are in the living room with your child, make sure heavy bookcases are secured and any sharp corners on tables have been covered. We also recommend that you wrap up any electrical cords and tuck them away. This will prevent many common injuries that can happen to your child in the living room.

When you need an expandable safety gate that can handle your active family’s lifestyle, turn to Navigate. We have created a product that not only adapts to different surfaces; it is also light and portable, which makes it one of the most convenient child gates available. It was created by parents who know exactly what is best in a baby gate, and is the answer to the inadequacies in other gates.

Your child’s safety is your first priority, and it’s ours as well. Don’t settle for an inferior baby gate; invest in a gate created by parents for parents

How to Make Sure Your Baby Gate is Doing Its Job

Your cozy, comfortable home can be a dangerous place to a child. It’s unfortunate but true. The good news is, people have created many different solutions for keeping kiddos safe. Baby-proofing is something that parents have been doing for decades, and you can use their innovations to make your home baby- and child-safe.You just have to make sure you get the ones that work, and many times, it can feel like you’re after a moving target. Kids develop so quickly, it’s difficult to keep up sometimes!

In our last blog, we discussed the importance of proactively setting up gates. Today, we have another valuable baby gate tip to share.

Educate older siblings and practice with them

  • You may meticulously open and close gates and ensure they don’t get bumped, but kids have trouble remembering, which can result in serious hazards. It is inevitable that gates will be left open or bumped out of position. Even if your good-hearted child tries to put the gate back, he or she may not do it right.

  • If you have older children in your household, thoroughly educate them on how the gate works and stress the importance of using it correctly. This will empower your older children, who rarely mean to make mistakes, to protect their little siblings!

Gates are practically a staple in young households. They keep little ones out of potentially dangerous areas and allow parents to take their eyes off their children briefly to get things gone. However, parents have to be able to trust the gates, knowing they will actually hold their positions. At Navigate, we have raised our own little ones, and we know how difficult it can be to find gear you actually trust. That is why we created the Navigate, an expandable baby gate that you can depend on. Shop today!
How Do You Find the Best Expandable Safety Gate?

Whether your home has multiple floors or not, , safety gates are a must when your little one develops the ability to get around. At Navigate, we have personal experience in this area, so we understand the panic of realizing a child is getting too close to the stairs or has disappeared from a play area. That is why we worked so hard to create an expandable safety gate that can bring you peace of mind.

No matter what kind of safety gate you have, there are some rules of thumb to always go by. In the next few blogs, we are going to share them with you!

Double-check the gate periodically

  • Even perfectly-installed gates get leaned on, pulled on, and adjusted by little ones. Now, the Navigate is powerful enough to resist the forces a small child can exert on it, but depending on your child’s age, he or she might actually try to fix the gate. Sometimes, adults knock the gates off-position, too!

  • It’s always a good idea to check in with the gate every so often. By doing so, you will avoid seeing a gate you thought to be solid falling over and failing to protect your child.

The Navigate inspires confidence in parents, and with good reason. It offers the vigor of  hefty gate in a light, portable model. Not only can it accommodate irregularly-shaped openings, its ratcheting system makes it easy to install and take down. It is truly the perfect combination of structure and flexibility. You won’t have to worry when your little one reaches up and hangs on the Navigate; it can easily take the weight and stay in place. Its see-through mesh keeps everyone connected, and each surface is designed to be kind to little hands, feet, and limbs. Check out our revolutionary product and invest today!