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How to Install Hardware-Mounted Baby Gates

You never can be too careful when it comes to child safety, so take extra care when installing your baby gate.


  • : Failure to install your baby gates correctly could lead to serious injury or death. Always double check your work.
  • Step 1: Measure Measure the door frame or wall area where you want to install the baby gates.
  • Step 2: Purchase gate Purchase the appropriately-sized baby gate.
  • TIP: Look for a gate that's certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers' Association.
  • Step 3: Install Install the gate directly onto the wall stud making sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  • TIP: If no wall stud is available, install the gate installation kit on the wall using the hollow wall anchors included with the kit.
  • Step 4: Test Test the gate repeatedly to make sure that it works properly.
  • Step 5: Adjust Adjust as needed, and you will have taken a big step toward making your home safe place for your baby.
  • FACT: The heaviest baby ever born weighed in at 23.12 pounds

You Will Need

  • Baby gates
  • Tape measure
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Cordless drill (optional)

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