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15.3.13

Lindam Easy Fit Plus Deluxe Safety Gate {Review}

The first thing any parent should do when their child shows an interest in becoming mobile is simple.
Purchase safety gates.

I remember when Charles first started crawling. Baby gates went up on the kitchen door, at the bottom of the stairs and at the top of the stairs. And after we had moved him from cot to bed and realised he would wake at 5, come into our room and wake us up, we placed a baby gate on his bedroom door.

We purchased Lindam Safety Gates. We have the screw fit ones as well as the pressure fit.
The screw fit is permanently on our kitchen door and at the bottom of the stairs.
All other areas have pressure fit (even at the top of the stairs which is NOT recommended by Lindam but we simply have no choice)
Despite having no previous experience with buying baby gates we instantly knew to go for one made by Lindam.
We had heard of Lindam, I think it's one of those brands that everyone recognises when it comes to particular products.
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Nappies - Pampers
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Safety Gates - Lindam

The pressure fit gates are fantastic and very practical. I think these are, for our needs anyway, most useful for bedroom doorways due to the fact that you don't really want permanent fixtures here, as you won't need the gates on the doors for that long (there comes a point when children learn to open them *sigh*) and they do make doorways slightly narrower due to the bars either side.
These are also great if you don't want a gate up all the time and just need one here and there.

We were recently sent the Easy Fit Plus Deluxe Safety Gate.
  • NEW - Contoured, slim line handle design for easy one handed opening.
  • NEW - Extra wide walk through section.
  • 4 point Pressure Fit - U shaped power frame provides solid pressure fitting.
  • Triple opening action.
  • Double locking option.
  • One or two way opening for maximum flexibility.
  • Strong steel construction.
  • Assembled and ready to use.
  • Adjusts to fit openings from 75cm to 82cm.
  • Can be extended up to 138cm with separate extensions
  • Safety barrier conforms to EN 1930:2011.
We plan to use this for Harry's room when he goes into a bed but in the meantime will be using it downstairs.
Our lounge leads off from a small hallway/lobby area. It can get quite crowded in the lobby area if we are bringing in our grocery delivery, loading or unloading the car etc, and also in the summer we need a plug socket by the front door to be able to mow the front lawn, this is quite difficult when you have two children wanting to escape through the front door.

So having a pressure fit gate which we can easily and quickly attach to the doorway is ideal at keeping the boys (and the cat) confined in the lounge. They are able to see us and know we haven't abandoned them and more importantly we are able to keep an eye on them and make sure they are not up to any mischief! Much better than closing the lounge door I think you'll agree.
My husband is normally head of attaching gates but I decided to try it for myself. It couldn't have been easier, well it could if the boys hadn't insisted on helping me out!
It was as simple as attaching the 'arms', making them fit snug in the doorway and there you go!

Charles recently learnt how to open gates with this type of lock BUT for some reason he cannot open this one! This now means that maybe we will transfer it onto his bedroom door so I can get an extra half an hour sleep in the morning.
There is also the added lock at the bottom of the gate in addition to the handle at the top.

The Easy Fit Plus Deluxe retails at around £23.99 (which is a really good price for this! I was pleasantly surprised) and is available to buy at Argos.


We were sent the safety gate for the purpose of this review. Words and photos are honest and my own.