The sole purpose of a baby gate and a pet gate is to make sure your kids and pets are kept safe. They are used for a variety of reasons both inside and outside a home. But one thing not often considered is how tall these gates should be. Many people buy a generic brand on the market and accept the standard height that is sold widely, without considering other options. Let us explore how tall a baby or dog gate should be, so you can find the right fit for your family.
Do I Need an Extra Tall Gate?
Every child is different and every pet is different, so the type of gate you will need will depend on your family. For some, an extra tall gate is very necessary. Dogs love to jump, and some will try and get over a small gate. Likewise, toddlers love to climb, and a smaller gate can seem very inviting to them. Knowing your child or pet will help you decide what type of gate you need. Ideally, you want to find something that will grow with your child or pet, so you don’t have to replace them down the track. Therefore, it might be worth looking into an extra tall baby gate.
Where to use an Extra Tall Baby Gate?
Baby and pet gates have many uses around your home, both indoors and outdoors. They can be used at the top and bottom of stairs to keep your baby and pet safe from harm. They can be used outdoors to stop your pet from escaping or to prevent them from climbing onto the balcony. You can even use the gates to stop your baby or pet from going into rooms you don’t want them, such as the laundry, bathroom, lounge room and more.
What is the Optimum Height for Dog Gates?
Standard baby gates range from 30 to 36 inches tall. Perma Child Safety Extra Tall Baby Gate is 41 inches tall. Those extra inches will make sure your dog isn’t able to jump over and get into the space you have blocked off. It also means as your baby grows older, they won’t be able to start climbing the gate, preventing accidents from occurring as a result.
Many people are turned off by extra tall baby gates, despite their safety advantages, because of taking up extra space and standing out against your existing décor. However, there is another option, so let us take a look at the best extra tall baby gates in the market.
What is the best extra tall pet gate?
The Perma Child Safety Retractable Extra Tall Gate is 41 inches tall and can adjust up to 71 inches wide. The best feature is that it is retractable. This means, when the gate isn’t in use, it slides back into itself, leaving your space just the way you like it – clear! Plus, when it is in use, because it is made from mesh, it perfectly fits into your existing décor and doesn’t stand out. Here are some other great features:
- Easy to use: Perma Child Safety gates come with an easy grip handle so you can pull the gate in and out as needed with ease.
- Durable: made from durable mesh, the retractable pet gate can withstand a toddler and medium-sized dog. They can be used both indoors and outdoors and will stand the test of time due to their amazing quality.
- Safe: the height not only stops toddlers and animals from getting (or trying to get) over it, but because it is made from mesh, there are no bars. This means no hands, paws or heads getting stuck, and there is less for toddlers to climb on as well.
- Easy DIY installation: all our gates come with easy-to-follow instructions, so you can set them up in your own home with ease.
There are many reasons you might be considering an extra tall pet gate for your home. They are great value and offer extra protection to keep your baby or fur baby safe.