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lnjelinek wrote:if you plan on putting a gate up for an area you commonly use, purchasing a "walk through" is a fantastic idea. unless you're abnormally tall with long legs like me, you will get annoyed of stepping over a gate. even i get annoyed of it and i have a gate that's not too tall.
Agreed they are much nicer, yet as a short person I still have step over ones. They fit much larger openings FAR more economically than gated ones & the only gated types you get for larger doorways aren't nearly this pretty. I have much larger openings between rooms than these type accommodate. I also used tension gates, so I just didn't leave them up all the time. I moved them around & pulled them out when the kid wasn't roaming. They were super easy to adjust & pop in & out..... and they were so cheap I bought them long before i had kids & will keep them long after because all parents of small ones who visit appreciate a little corralling from time to time.
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$74 at Amazon. Reviews on Amazon indicate it may not be very sturdy and constantly needs readjusting. So, read the reviews if you need a child gate. The threshold at the bottom could also be a trip hazard, so don't use this at the top of the stairs. I need a couple of pet gates to close off some rooms I don't use too often, so I don't think the issues reported are that bad for me. In for two at this price.
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