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Anyone use 'travel' stairgates?

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Frances
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Anyone use 'travel' stairgates?

Postby Frances » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:09 pm

We need another 3 stairgates, but don't really want to fix them permanently when they might not be in use for more than another year or so. An option might be to get a travel stairgate, which we can move around as we need to, but I've heard that they're not very strong, and can damage plaster. Has anyone used them?

Thanks in advance :hug:

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Re: Anyone use 'travel' stairgates?

Postby flutterby » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:27 pm

personally we found them useless, but I know people who like them, if you just get a pressure one you can move it around!

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Louise
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Re: Anyone use 'travel' stairgates?

Postby Louise » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:28 pm

We used one at my parent's for a while and it was pretty useless. It moves with the slightest amount of pressure applied to it. We've only ever had pressure fitted gates and they're fairly easy to put up and take down and don't leave any marks from screws etc.

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Re: Anyone use 'travel' stairgates?

Postby Velvetsteph » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:29 pm

PITA IMHO...

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Re: Anyone use 'travel' stairgates?

Postby Kirstyh » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:40 pm

We must be the only one who finds them ok then, Gracie has one at her bedroom door as if it's not there she arrives beside me at 3am pillow in hand but when it is there she doesn't even waken! having said that she has got under it a couple of times. THe gate we have at the top of the stairs is a pressure gate and it is great

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Frances
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Re: Anyone use 'travel' stairgates?

Postby Frances » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:42 pm

Thanks all, not sure about travelgates then, particularly if LO's can get under them :shock: We have two flights of very,very steep stairs (not counting the cellar steps) and I can't risk Jasmine falling down them.

Think I'll get a pressure gate to try

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Re: Anyone use 'travel' stairgates?

Postby flutterby » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:02 pm

Frances wrote:
Think I'll get a pressure gate to try


Lindam ones are £15 in the asda baby event :wink:

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Re: Anyone use 'travel' stairgates?

Postby beffys » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:11 pm

Yeah we have a travel one. It is really rubbish and Ella can get through it if she tries hard enough. I use it in the kitchen if I'm dyeing or working at the weekend. We have a fixed Ikea one at top of stairs, which is thousand time better.

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Frances
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Re: Anyone use 'travel' stairgates?

Postby Frances » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:18 pm

flutterby wrote:
Frances wrote:
Think I'll get a pressure gate to try


Lindam ones are £15 in the asda baby event :wink:

Thanks :hug:

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