KidCo Safety Gate Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}


Ken Kaiser founded KidCo in 1992 to provide customers with the first metal safety gates, which was considered a premium item in the United States at that time. Since its roots, KidCo has expanded to include other products including those for natural infant feeding, home safety, and travel.

Discover It

gateWe received the KidCo Configure Gate to review.

hingeThe gate has unique joints that rotate and lock into place to achieve the best angle to fill the doorway.

wallInstalling the gate is really easy. We screwed in the pieces that attach to the wall then slid the gate into place. My husband really wishes the wall mount hardware was constructed of steel because it bends under the pressure of the gate. Our boys tend to enjoy shaking the gate, too (though we’ve been trying to discourage them from this) which adds to the stress placed on the wall mount hardware. However, in spite of this, it has been holding up very well thus far.

latchThe gate features Magnet-Lock Technology which is a dual magnet design that is supposed to draw the latch together to automatically shut the gate. We have found this gate to work very well at auto-latching the majority of the time, but upon occasion it has swung open enough to miss the latch and therefore hangs open (not a big deal, we just have to make sure it shuts). Our 2-1/2-year-old son has also discovered that if he follows behind us when we’re going through, he can catch it when it swings back and get through. Little stinker!

Pros: The gate fits our awkwardly-shaped door opening perfectly. The auto-lock feature is helpful a majority of the time. The gate is constructed of strong steel. Our cat (who had to sneak into my first picture) is able to easily jump over the gate to escape the grabby hands of our children when he wants to.

Cons: The gate moves when our children shake or climb on it, which causes stress on the mounting hardware. The gate doesn’t automatically shut every single time.

Buy It

buyitYou can purchase KidCo’s safety gates online or locally. Use KidCo’s Where to Buy feature to find a preferred retailer.

Win It

The Prize

winOne Pressure Mount OR Hardware Mount (Winner’s Choice) KidCo Safety Gate
Up to $150

How to Enter

This giveaway is being run using a handy-dandy Rafflecopter form. To use the form, log in using your Facebook account (make sure your primary Facebook email is one I can reach you with if you win) or your name and email. You can read more information about logging into the Rafflecopter form HERE. Your information will be kept completely confidential and safe.

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The Deadline
Friday, Febryary 8, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST
Open to U.S. and Canadian Residents Only
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free for evaluation purposes. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising.

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  1. I’m so glad I am part of this site, I have been looking for a gate that could mount on our irregular angled stair way. I would get any of the angle mount gates likely the wood as it would match my decor.

  2. If won, I would choose the Metro Gateway pressure mounted gate; as it would provide the right amount of safety enclosure for our small home.

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