Sunday, September 23, 2012

Cardinal Baby Gates- A Quality Top Of Stair Safety Gate

 
     It is official - I now have a crawler. Seemingly overnight my boy went from a tentative, slow, saunter, to a crazy, I'm outta here, gallop of a crawl.  Baby-proofing is now in full swing in our house. A friend of mine recently explained to me that your baby will show you exactly what you need to baby-proof. In our case this is definitely true. Our boy demonstrated this week that he not only loves to crawl but he loves to crawl up stairs. This sent us into a full panic to quickly install a top quality stairway gate.

Just wanted to show you my new little tooth

   Cardinal Gates sent us their Stairway Special Safety Gate (Model SS-30) to review. This gate can be purchased for $92.00. and  has the following features:

Made of rustproof aluminum
  Has a one hand latch system (A must when your carrying a baby)
Comes in white, black, and outdoor brown
Gate width is adjustable 27" to 42 ½"
A great safety feature which only allows the gate to swing one direction (prevents the gate from opening toward the stairs and having the baby plummet down them)



      When we received the gate we watched this video that explains how to install the gate in 10 minutes.  This video is extremely helpful and also gives you great insight about how well thought out and well constructed this gate is. This is a gate that works in a wide variety of homes. It works in doorways, on stairs, with banisters,  on angles, and over baseboards.

Installation in process

For the sake of full disclosure we did have a bit of a problem and were unable to install the gate in 10 minutes. When the gate arrived we cut the plastic ties off and pulled the sides of the gate apart (not realizing we weren't supposed to do this). For the life of us, we could NOT determine how to get the two parts of the gate back together. I contacted the company, certain that the gate was defective. They quickly got back to me and explained exactly how to fix the problem. The problem was quickly solved and the gate was installed 5 minutes later. With a product as complicated as a gate can be, I think it's very important to buy from a company with great customer service, and that stands behind their product.  Cardinal Gates customer service earns an A+.


Testing out the gate 

If you would like to win your own black Stairway Special Safety Gate (Model SS-30) please enter the rafflecopter below. Thanks to Cardinal Gates!


UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. Congrats to the winner,
Karen M. 


Disclosure: I received a product to review for free. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission guidelines. 


36 comments:

  1. Biggest challenge has been the stairs

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    1. Why is it that babies are attracted to the biggest dangers???

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  2. The video is very helpful. Looks like your baby was a big help to his daddy. I'm going to buy one of these gates. Thanks

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    1. My boy sure does enjoy being all up in the mix! Hope you enjoy your gate!

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  3. I would have to say that the stairs and pool are my biggest concerns
    joyebarr@gmail.com

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    1. We don't have a pool but I totally see where that is a huge concern as well. Happy baby proofing!

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  4. I have had a terrible time keeping my son off the stairs!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  6. this would be great because our gate is old and hard to manage and my son loves our stairs!

    annae07@aol.com

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    1. This gate is really easy and QUIET (which is key)!

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  7. The stairs have been our biggest issue. Once my son figured out how to climb that's all he wants to do!

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  8. I agree... the stairs are a tough one.

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  9. all our outlets and corners of tables!

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  10. The bookshelves; my son *loves* to climb them!!! :-(
    jlapage@labiomed.org

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  11. Keeping my kids from messing with the toilet (until they learn better). Toilet locks are either too hard for even me figure out or don't work at all!

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  12. My biggest challenge is keep him away from the patio door, and any other outside entry doors.. He is trying to open them to get outside.

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  13. The biggest has to be our stairs!!

    sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

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  14. All the electrical cords to lamps and computers

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  15. Stairs, railings, we have an upper level 'widows walk' that we really had to watch for.

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  16. Our biggest challenge is keeping the baby away from the stairs!

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  17. Just keeping my little one still for a couple of minutes while I do work on the computer without him getting into stuff :)

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  18. Biggest challenge will definitely be the stairs - ours are super steep, totally scary when I think about it for too long.

    acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

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  19. The fridge! No matter what we try nothing works and my son still gets into it all the time :(

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  20. Babyproofing all of our kitchen cabinets!

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  21. Babyproofing the kitchen is a challenge... so many cabinets & drawers... an so many dangerous supplies inside.

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  22. Hi Karen,
    I'd like to follow you via GFC, but can't find it on your site. Where am I missing it?
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Jan,

      This is actually a problem I need to work on. No worries, for now if you click that you follow me on GFC (on rafflecopter) I will give you credit if you win! Hope that helps. Thanks so much for following!

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  23. The stairs are always a problem. I have 3 boys 4 and under that think its a fun place to play

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  24. I think babyproofing the kitchen and bathrooms... I'm a bit of a clean freak and have lots of products he could get into.

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  25. I hate to say it, but the garbage can. My little ones seem to toss things in there when I'm not looking and I have no clue. :( And my patio door. They unlock it and slip right out. Even the wood in the bottom is useless.

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  26. we live in an old house, and i think mounting a gate on plaster walls will be interesting

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  27. My son seems to figure out a way around all these 'baby proof' products :( It's been hard to keep him away from the stairs.

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  28. My son seems to figure out how to get around all these 'baby proof' products. I can't seem to keep him away from the stairs.

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  29. Great information for any new parents to apply at home.

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