Cullen is getting more mobile every day. Now that he’s walking – which looks more like a drunken stumble – we’ve had to really kick the baby-proofing into high gear. One of the first things we needed to do to make sure he stays safe was put a baby gate at the top of our staircase.
The nice folks at Munchkin offered to let me try one of their gates (and give one to you as well!), so I opted for this sleek looking Wood & Steel Designer Gate (the Deco). Keep reading to find out how you can win a gate for your home!
As anyone who has ever needed to buy a baby gate knows, there are a million different sized, designs, and styles. I spent a lot of wasted hours browsing through Amazon and Diapers.com, clicking and scrolling to dog for buried information about sizes and accessories (like extension rods). Munchkin has made shopping for gates simple and easy. They have a simple “gate selector tool” on the website that allows you to filter the gate options by width and location (top of steps, hallway, etc.). Once you select your options, it shows you the gates available to meet your needs – simple as that!
There are a few different features that I really like about my Deco gate. Most importantly, it’s sturdy and safe, and we were able to mount it directly into the wall in order to ensure optimal safety at the top of the steps. The gate release took a day or two to get used to (push down while you hold in the button), but now it’s second nature.
Another important feature in our house is that the gate can be left open or shut. Many gates have a built in auto-shut mechanism, so that gates are never accidentally left open. I know this feature is added with safety in mind, but in a house with two roaming dogs, we need the option to have the gate open for access to the whole house. With that said, it’s also nice to have the option to close the gate and keep dogs up or downstairs if I need them separated from us for a bit.
I love the Munchkin has gate options beyond just white metal or wood springs. This steel and wood combo blends seamlessly into our house and matches our hardware and banister.
Want to win a gate of your own? Munchkin has generously offered to send any baby gate to the lucky giveaway winner! You can browse all the options on the Munchkin website (make sure to check out their new quick install gate and the new precision fit gate) and choose the style and size that works best for you!
What you can win:
Gate of your choice – selected from Munchkin.com.
How to Enter:
Leave a comment below telling me where you’ll put your new gate if you win!
When to Enter:
Giveaway starts NOW, and ends Wednesday, August 15th at 12pm EST. Winner announced later that day!
Read more from Emily on her personal blog Daily Garnish, where she creates healthy vegetarian recipes, recaps her latest running adventures, and chronicles life as a new mom to her son and two crazy dogs. You can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest too!