How to Install Pressure-Mounted Baby Gates

Do you want to put up secure baby gates in your home without putting holes in the wall? Here's the best way to do it.


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You Will Need

  • Baby gates
  • Tape measure


  1. Failure to install your baby gates correctly could lead to serious injury or death. Always double check your work.

  2. Step 1


    Measure the door frame or wall area where you want to install the baby gates.

  3. Step 2


    Purchase the appropriately-sized baby gates.

  4. Look for a gate that's certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers' Association

  5. Step 3


    Mount the gate between two strong surfaces.

  6. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions. Call the manufacturer directly if you have any questions.

  7. Step 4


    Test the gate repeatedly to make sure that it works properly.

  8. Step 5


    Adjust as needed, and be sure to check on the gate regularly to make sure that it's working as it should.

  9. Children between one and four years old have the highest rate of home injury death.