Asda are doing a fabulous baby promotion at the moment, with really fantastic bargains popping up on almost a daily basis. These are only available instore, and there does seem to be a bit of variety between what each store offers so it is a good idea to call first. The latest baby bargain is the Lindam Sure Shut Axis safety gate, marked down to £7.50 – previously £19.99.
Until my son first started walking I had no idea just how essential baby gates are - not just for their safety but also for mum’s sanity. One thing that surprised me was that, while there were obvious places for gates such as at the top and bottom of the stairs, there were other times when you needed a gate for only a little while. For this, a more portable gate like the Lindam Sure Shut Axis Safety gate is ideal.
We had something similar, and to start with kept it screwed into the kitchen door, so we could lock toddlers out when things were bubbling on the stove. As he got older and less inclined to charge in where he shouldn’t, we used the gate to encourage him to stay in his room after bedtime. With the gate he could have the door open, and the comfort of seeing the hall way, and we had the peace of mind knowing that we’d hear him if he really wanted something.
The only place that I can say from experience is not ideal for this gate is for use on the stairs, especially at the top. The ‘lip’ across the bottom can pose a tripping hazard. Having used the Lindam gate at a friend’s, I’d say the main advantage of it over other models is that it is truly possible to operate with one hand. You press a button at the top while pulling up the handle underneath. Impossible for a small child to co-ordinate but a piece of cake for an adult.