6-24 months is an age range which most baby gates are certified for by independent testing organizations.
The common belief by testing organizations is that beyond 2 years children start to become strong enough and smart enough to open most baby gates.
A small child wouldn’t figure out the lock on the Retract-A-Gate baby gate unless they were shown how, since you have to push down and turn at the same time (kind of like child-proof caps).
Retract-A-Gate is designed to be very easy for adults to operate, but would be difficult for small children to open the baby gate.
With a mesh height of 34 inches, Retract-A-Gate is one of the tallest retractable safety gates available.
When locked, the mesh is held taut, so it is difficult to push down.
The Retract-A-Gate baby gate doesn’t have any large openings or places where little ones can step up onto, so climbing over the baby safety gate would be difficult.
When installed properly, there will be some give to the mesh due to the fact that it needs to be flexible in order to retract. However, if installed incorrectly there may be too much flexibility.
Follow these guidelines to minimize any issues: