How to install summer infant gate?
*I work with Summer’s Infant. My sister was a blog contributor on this post. All her opinions are her own and not swayed by outside sources.*
Finally! A gate that is steady, secure, fits most stair openings, and looks beautiful. Added bonus for a product that takes less than 30 minutes to install, and doesn’t cause major havoc in a relationship!
I had the chance to review the Summer Infant Modern Home Gate, and jumped at the chance. The reason I was so excited was because I had the most difficult time finding a gate that was sturdy and looked good in the house. Once my toddler Alexa was running around the house, I knew it was time to find a gate. I usually do a lot of purchases online, but I was having a hard time finding a nice gate online. The reviews were dismal.
One day, hubby and I visited home depot. There was a very small selection of basic gates, so we invested in one that costs about $100. When we took it home, we realized the installation was more difficult that it seemed, and we actually hired a handyman to install. The process took him about 90 minutes, and involved sawing to make the gate fit. It worked OK for the first two weeks or so, and then guess what? It became faulty. It stopped closing all the way and got loose all the time. It put me in a severe panic. It was hard to leave my toddler alone in the living room, when I was in the kitchen or even the bathroom without thinking the worst. When it comes to safety and the true dangers of stairs, I know something needed to change. Every time hubby came up the stairs, I checked that the gate was actually closed. It gave me such a headache. Hubby and I got in SO MANY FIGHTS about the darn gate!