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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!
Are You Being Smart About Your Child Security Gate?

From the moment children are born, parents work hard to keep them safe. Because kids grow so quickly, their capabilities change from day to day. It’s difficult not to be taken by surprise by a child’s new skill, and while this is exciting, it can be dangerous for the child. Protective gates have been a solution for many years, keeping growing kids out of risky rooms and away from stairs. However, trusting your child to a gate that may or may not hold up is a risk in and of itself! There’s nothing worse than turning around and finding a gate down and your child either gone or in a risky place.  

We created the Navigate as an answer to the issues so often presented by run-of-the-mill child security gates, and it has been an incredible success. In our last blog, we shared the importance of checking in with any security gate to make sure it hasn’t been knocked out of position. Today, we have another tip for keeping your little one safe!

Install the gate proactively

  • Installing protective measures after a child has been hurt is too late. All baby-proofing works best if it’s done before the child has developed enough to get in trouble.

  • One thing that people don’t realize is that time really flies when you have a child! Sure, that newborn isn’t going to be crawling around and sticking his fingers into outlets for a few months, but believe us, those months will fly by, and soon you’ll be scrambling after him, looking at your home with completely new eyes.

The Navigate is easy to install and take down, which makes it a fantastic option for parents wanting to be proactive. It travels easily because of its lightweight construction, and you can depend on it to hold up to anything your little one can throw at it. 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!
ABC Kids Expo 2016 Oct 18-21 Las Vegas

We will be at the ABC Kids Expo 2016 Oct 18-21 in Las Vegas. We will be giving away a free gate everyday of the show so stop by and see us in booth #847.