Gates Safety InformationClosely supervise all children when they are near gates, particularly at the top of the stairs.
Most gates are intended for use for children from 6 months to 24 months.
Closely supervise siblings who might quickly open a gate that is needed for the baby.
Siblings may try to climb over a gate, bump the baby with the gate or leave the gate in the open position.
Always make sure the locking mechanism is secure when locking a gate.
Always keep gates closed and latched to prevent damage. More importantly, keeping the gates closed helps prevent injuries from the stairs or the gate.
Regularly check your gates and other safety products. Certain parts may require tightening or adjustment.
Pressure gates can become dislodged and require regular checking and tightening. Do not use gates if any parts are broken. Some parts may require replacement over time. Only use approved spare gate parts (contact the manufacturer or us)
Do not swing gates too far when operating them. Forcing a gate beyond the limit, may loosen or break hinges or mounts. Older siblings sometimes try this so this is another reason to keep the gate closed and latched.
Do not stick padding on the gate that could become a choking hazard if removed by a child.
Do not tie toys to gate. Do not leave objects or toys near gate to prevent kids from stepping on them to climb over gates.
Do not allow your child (or older kids) to climb or swing on gates.
Do not use gates with a child able to climb over or dislodge/open gate. Some manufacturers recommend that you do not use gates if gates are ¾ child’s height.
Never climb over gates. Children learn very quickly by watching you!
Please make sure guests know how to properly use gates and other safety products to prevent misuse, damage or injury.
Gates will not necessarily prevent all injuries.
Childproofing products assist you with your supervision and are not a substitute for adult supervision. Some kids have tried to climb up the edges of steps and a baby gate does not prevent that.
Furniture Straps Safety Information
Furniture restraints may reduce, but do not eliminate, the risk of furniture tip-over.Restraints do not replace parental supervision.
Today, we often see furniture that is not composed of real wood but a type of manufactured wood product (particle board, plywood, or Medium Density Fiberboard/MDF). Just because it looks like the furniture is made of real wood, it may not be or may be partially composed of wood. Often the back of the furniture, where furniture restraints may need to be installed, is composed of manufactured wood products. If a child tries to climb on a dresser and puts force on the furniture restraint screws, the screws may not hold as well in particle board, plywood or MDF (or soft woods). You may need to regularly check the furniture restraints (even though they are hidden behind the furniture) to make sure the fasteners are secured to the wall and the furniture.
Remember that safety products are designed to be deterrents to help decrease the risk of injury. They will not prevent all injuries and cannot take the place of responsible adult supervision. Furniture restraints/straps/brackets are designed to help prevent accidental tipping and are not a substitute for adult supervision.
Due to differences in how furniture and homes are constructed, we cannot completely assess the stability of your furniture, even if anchored. Since we can’t completely assess the quality and composition of your furniture and walls or predicts how children may climb, we recommend that you always supervise children around furniture even if anchored. Baby Boundaries can’t guarantee that a child won’t be able to tip furniture, even if anchored. Therefore, we recommend that you always use caution around all furniture (we don’t recommend that TV’s be placed on tall dressers; use furniture designed for TV’s). Please teach children to never climb on furniture. Remove items that may stimulate climbing. We recommend moving furniture out of a child’s room or play area if they continually try to climb.
Please contact us immediately if you have any concerns.