There are a number of concerns for parents of babies and toddler especially when they start being able to crawl and walk and you can't turn your back for one second without them trying to climb the stairs or sneak into the kitchen. Buying a safety gate is top of the list along with safety plugs and cupboard locks.
Dreambaby® is an international child safety brand, based in Australia who have recently launched in the UK and this autumn are introducing its lightweight yet durable Retractable Safety Gate. When I was asked to review this safety gate I was rather intrigued as it sounded fantastic and I loved the concept of being able to move it around the house.
The safety gate is designed to fit across openings of up to 140cm and retracts back neatly to almost nothing! This makes it far easier for parents and the rest of the family to move around the home without a gate in the way and also cutting down on hazards. We decided to install ours in Amelia's Nursery as we already have gates set up on the stairs and in the living room. I have to be honest and say it did take a while to put together as you require a drill which is one downside of the gate however the pro's definitely outweigh this.
The gate is made with a mesh barrier which rolls back onto itself when not in use saving a lot of valuable space! Available in a choice of white of black to fit in with your decor. We opted for white as our home is neutral.
Saves valuable space
Can use outside if needed
One-handed opening system.
Great for grandparents house as can remove when little one is not there
Can install fittings at top and bottom of the stairs and remove easily when needed
Drill needed for fixing to wall
Not particularly great if renting and can't insert holes into the walls
Can take a while to get used to if you have been using point pressure gates
Overall I am very impressed with this gate even though I did need some help to put it up and after I finally figured out how to get the instructions out of the gate as it was wrapped up inside it didn't take too long then to get it up on the wall. I would recommend this safety gate to every parent as an alternative to the usual frame baby gates to save space in the house.
You can find out more information on the Dreambaby Retractable Safety Gate on their website and can also purchase one of your own for £69.99 here.
Dreambaby are very generously giving away a retractable safety gate to one of our readers! All you need to do is enter via the rafflecopter below! This giveaway will close on December 20th 2013 and the winner will be announced on Facebook. Good luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway
*Disclosure: We were sent this product for the purpose of a review. All views and opinions expressed are as always 100% honest and entirely my own.