The question of when to remove a baby gate often comes up. Is it at 2 years, 3 years, or even five years old? These are all reasonable ages to remove the gates. If you’re not sure, check out these tips and guidelines. Listed below are the age ranges for each child. Keep in mind, that kids can get much bigger before they’re ready to move out of your home. fireplace safety gate
While most babies are able to climb and crawl by the time they’re four months old, some babies skip the crawling and walking stages altogether. When it comes to safety, it’s important to remove baby gates as soon as your child learns to open and close them. If you’re unsure about the age when to remove baby gates, here are some rules to remember:
3 years old
If your child is under the age of two, you should consider removing the baby gates. After all, they are expected to get bigger and stronger by that time. And when they do, you’ll be stuck watching their every move. By three years, your child is expected to be big enough to get over a baby gate and explore your home. So when is the right time to remove baby gates? Here are some guidelines:
4 years old
Removing baby gates is a good idea for children over 2 years of age. This is because the gate is still an important safety barrier for babies. At this age, they can start climbing or even open the gate. But they may not be ready to climb over it just yet. Here’s when to remove the gate:
5 years old
When should you remove baby gates? It really depends on the age of your child. A child under three is still unsure of their abilities on stairs and will need to be protected by the gates. Once they reach this age, you should remove the gates. Generally, children over five years old should not have any barriers that might fall on them. A child of this age will let you know when they are ready to remove the baby gates themselves.
6 years old
At what age should you remove baby gates? The age of your child will help determine when it’s time to take the gates down. At six months to eleven months, a baby begins to move more and can start crawling. A protective barrier around the crib is vital for safety and to prevent accidents. But when should you remove them completely? You can’t always protect your child from harm, so make sure you’re teaching them the proper safety procedures.
7 years old
In the United States, the number of children who sustain injuries due to baby gates more than doubled over the past two decades. From 3.9 per 100,000 children in 1990 to 12.50 per 100,000 in 2010, the number of children injured by baby gates was a whopping 1,794 per year. Sixty percent of the injuries occurred in children younger than two years old. It’s important to keep your baby safe by taking these precautions.
8 years old
Baby gates are usually placed on the floor until your child is three to four months old. However, once your child starts to crawl, toddle, and sit up on his own, you may want to remove the gates. There is no need to worry, however; gates won’t hurt your child and will give you peace of mind. Listed below are some important tips to help you decide when you can remove baby gates safely.
9 years old
The age at which you should remove your baby gate will vary between children. It is recommended to remove the gate from a child under 2 years of age. By 9 years of age, however, your child will have outgrown the need for it. As children grow and develop at different rates, you should consider removing the gate when they can climb over it or open it. However, this doesn’t mean that you should remove your baby gate immediately.
10 years old
The best way to know if your child has outgrown the baby gate is to check its height. If your child is over two, the gate may have notches or gaps. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) maintains a database of injuries to children caused by consumer products in hospital emergency rooms. For more information, see the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. This database tracks injuries related to consumer products.
15 months old
There’s a time and a place to remove baby gates. The ideal age is 15 months, but children grow at different rates. When your child can climb the gate, open it, or otherwise manipulate the gate, it’s probably time to take it down. Listed below are some reasons to take your child’s baby gate down at an early age: