Buying a baby gate can be one of the most important and most daunting essential you’ll purchase. While your newborn may not be ready to crawl yet, the days of exploring will be here before you know it. It’s always best to be prepared. All of my children hated the confines of a playpen and having safety gates turned out to be our best investment even. Safety gates are a great way to allow your child the freedom to explore within your (baby-proofed) boundaries. With all the different home situations out there, the wonderful people at Munchkin have developed an amazing tool to help parents navigate the purchase of a baby gate at: http://www.infantgates.com/. Starting with the basic and most important factor of a baby gate purchase, it is sorted by width and then by location. The possibilities are endless!
We love Munchkin gates in our house. Not only are they design to look great in your home and fit your lifestyle needs, they are built with the latest safety technology. They are rigorously tested to meet or exceed BOTH U.S. and European safety standards. The smallest details on every gate have been designed to maximize safety. Each gate has at least two locking mechanisms to ensure a child cannot open it. Vertical slat or dowel design eliminates potential footholds for a child to climb over. Pressure mount gates employ a sturdy U-shaped powerframe made of steel to generate a strong four-point seal in openings. So even if your child decides to slam his bicycle into the gate over and over again, it’s Marcus…. I mean baby-proofed!
GIVEAWAY: The wonderful people at Munchkin are giving (1) lucky Mom Confessionals reader their choice of Munchkin Gate and a $50 American Express Gift Card.! To ENTER, from now until February 28th 2011, fill out this FORM and share one of you baby safety tips. Get up to (two) bonus entries. 1st Bonus – If you follow me on twitter@momconfessional and re-tweet this giveaway (I just entered @momconfessional’s Munchkin gate & $50 Gift Card #Giveaway! http://wp.me/pLvfH-ON) 2nd Bonus – If you “like” us on Facebook and share the giveaway with your friends. DON’T FORGET to visit this FORM again and leave a separate entry for each action. Giveaway only open to those with U.S. addresses and must be 18 years or older. Giveaway ends on February 28th 2011 at 11:59 EST. A winner will be selected randomly by Random.org and notified by e-mail.
WANT MORE CHANCES TO WIN?! Enter Munchkin’s “Protect Your Baby’s Every Move” contest by uploading a funny picture or video of your baby’s first steps, baby dancing or moving. Munchkin will select a weekly Facebook winner (from Feb. 15 – May 15) to win a safety gate and $50 gift card to redo their nursery. One grand-prize winner will also receive a nursery set from Munchkin (valued at $530) and a $250 American Express gift card to help with their design. A second winner will receive a $250 American Express gift card to help decorate their child’s room.