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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