Best Free Standing Baby Gates

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While Pressure mounted and Hardware mounted baby gates have their own advantage, some parents would still go for Free Standing Baby Gates.Reason....?? If you have read my previous guide on Baby Gates,you might have noticed all these gates require a bit of adjustment or installation. Not only these are time consuming and requires physical effort,they also tend to leave some marks on your walls (due to drilling or marks from the pressure mounted baby gates).

This is where Free Standing Baby Gates come into the picture.

Not only it is simple to use,it hardly requires any kind of assembling.The gate is capable of standing on its own without any kind of wall mounting or other support.This single feature makes it a unique one from the other types of baby gates.The gate is strong and sturdy enough,so you don't have to fear about tipping over.Open gates which is included with the product will easily let you through the gates, if you want to go to the other side of the gate.

Where Should you use Free Standing Baby Gate?

Free standing gates are highly portable. Which means, you can place it at any place of the house where you want at any point of time.But in  general,it is perfect for hallway areas or wide doorway spaces.You can also place it in sections where you can not  install a wall mounted or pressure mounted because gates  because there is  no wall is available nearby.

The gate is also perfect for blocking certain areas  like where you have kept your valuable items,danger areas like fireplace,sofa where babies might to try to climb up and injure themselves.

Best Free Standing Baby Gates

I have been doing quite some research on standing baby gates,trying to understand more of their usage, their features,what other people are saying about them.After spending hours of analyzing the reviews of over 20 of such gates, their sturdiness and capability, I have come come up with the list of 5 best  free standing baby gates.

Keep on reading, as I will be sharing the reviews of each of these free standing baby gates in detail.But before that....

Let's have a quick look at the top 5 best freestanding baby gates.

Richell Wood Freestanding Pet Gate, Large, Autumn Matte Finish
Summer Infant Custom Fit Gate, Grey
North States 3-in-1 Metal Superyard - 151" Long Play Yard: Create an extra-wide gate or a play yard. Hardware mount or freestanding. 6 panels, 10 sq. ft. enclosure (30" tall, Beige)
Simply Plus Wooden Pet Gate, Freestanding Pet Dog Gate, For Indoor Home & Office Use. Keeps Pets Safe . Easy Set Up, No Tools Required- Small
Safety Gate Fence For Pet Dog Cat and Baby by Eaglelnw
Richell Wood Freestanding Pet Gate, Large, Autumn Matte Finish
Summer Infant Custom Fit Gate, Grey
North States 3-in-1 Metal Superyard - 151" Long Play Yard: Create an extra-wide gate or a play yard. Hardware mount or freestanding. 6 panels, 10 sq. ft. enclosure (30" tall, Beige)
Simply Plus Wooden Pet Gate, Freestanding Pet Dog Gate, For Indoor Home & Office Use. Keeps Pets Safe . Easy Set Up, No Tools Required- Small
Safety Gate Fence For Pet Dog Cat and Baby by Eaglelnw
$69.56
from $117.90
from $40.91
$128.99
$99.95
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Richell Wood Freestanding Pet Gate, Large, Autumn Matte Finish
Richell Wood Freestanding Pet Gate, Large, Autumn Matte Finish
$69.56
Summer Infant Custom Fit Gate, Grey
Summer Infant Custom Fit Gate, Grey
from $117.90
North States 3-in-1 Metal Superyard - 151" Long Play Yard: Create an extra-wide gate or a play yard. Hardware mount or freestanding. 6 panels, 10 sq. ft. enclosure (30" tall, Beige)
North States 3-in-1 Metal Superyard - 151" Long Play Yard: Create an extra-wide gate or a play yard. Hardware mount or freestanding. 6 panels, 10 sq. ft. enclosure (30" tall, Beige)
from $40.91
Simply Plus Wooden Pet Gate, Freestanding Pet Dog Gate, For Indoor Home & Office Use. Keeps Pets Safe . Easy Set Up, No Tools Required- Small
Simply Plus Wooden Pet Gate, Freestanding Pet Dog Gate, For Indoor Home & Office Use. Keeps Pets Safe . Easy Set Up, No Tools Required- Small
$128.99
Safety Gate Fence For Pet Dog Cat and Baby by Eaglelnw
Safety Gate Fence For Pet Dog Cat and Baby by Eaglelnw
$99.95
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Richell Wood Freestanding Baby Gate is made of rubber wood which is known to be long lasting and very sturdy.Now if you are wondering that it is a pet gate and not made for babies,let me assure you this gate is equally useful for babies and toddlers as well.Proof? Just go through the review section and you will know.

The gate comes in two different sizes; Small and Large and perfect fit for a doorway or hallway openings from 39.8 inch to 71.3 inch wide.It is available two attractive colour options-Wood, Autumn Matte Finish.Select whatever goes with the design of your house.

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Richell Wood Freestanding Pet Gate, Large, Autumn Matte Finish
  • Freestanding gate with side panels for safely confining pets
  • No installation necessary; adjustable width from 39.8 to 71.3 inches
  • Measures 39.8 to 71.3 by 17.7 by 20.1 inches. 1 ¼" space between wire slats.
  • Recommended for small dogs 6.5 to 17.5 lbs (3-8 kg).Wire is 7 gage or 0.144 inches
  • WARNING: This product cannot completely prevent pets from passing through , do not place the gate in location where passage through could lead to danger .

The gate is specially designed to fit in the hallways or doorway openings up to 71.3 inches. Since it is free-standing,you can place it anywhere in your home. The gate has side panels to ensure that the gate doesn't tip over. The gate has rubber feet to protect the floor surfaces from scratches and marks. Side panels can be folded if you want to move it to other places or keep in the storage when it is not required.

The gate is fairly easy to install.All you have to do is to place the the gate where you need.

PROS

  • Recommended for babies as well as pets
  • Fit for hallways;can be placed anywhere
  • Side Panels can be folded

CONS

  • Not suitable for top of the stairs

Summer Infact is a well known brand for baby products.And free standing baby gates are one of the most selling products from them.The product is much lighter than any other regular free standing baby gates but it does the perfect job of securing an area to protect your baby.

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Summer Infant Custom Fit Gate, Grey
  • Fits openings 65" to 87", 87" to 143" stands tall at 30"
  • Easy one-handed open and close operation
  • Stylish grey and white mesh fabric blends into home
  • Hardware mounted installations, for use between rooms and can be a free standing placard when two gates are used.

The gate has multiple usages.You can use it in wide open spaces, doorways, and hallways.It can work both as a freestanding baby gate as well as a play fence.The play fence comes with a stopper and a bottom support to allow it to stand on its own.If you want you can also wall-mount it through hardware installment.This free-standing gate can be extended up to 6 panels,which is also perfect to keep your pets away from the baby.

The set up will take less than a minute which is a great benefit.It can be used as a baby gate as well as a pet gate.It can fit into almost any area.The gate can perfectly accommodate a  6-month-old baby until when he/ she turns into two years old.

PROS

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Can be used for both babies and pets
  • Can be extended up to 6 panels 

CONS

  • Since the gate is lightweight, there is a chance of tripping over.However,it has a  rubber grips at the bottom to secure the gate from moving 

This 3-in-1 Metal Superyard by North States has an amazing versatile six-panel, 144-inch enclosure which can act as an extra-wide gate, a barrier around fireplaces, and also a portable play yard.It has adjustable rotating joints to position the gate according to the size of the space where you want to install it.

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North States 3-in-1 Metal Superyard - 151" Long Play Yard: Create an extra-wide gate or a play yard. Hardware mount or freestanding. 6 panels, 10 sq. ft. enclosure (30" tall, Beige)
  • The versatile, six-panel enclosure can act as a portable playpen, a safety gate or a baby barrier.
  • The Superyard 3-in-1 Six Panel Metal Gate is free standing and sets up in seconds.
  • The swinging walk-thru door panel is built with a child-proof double-locking system allowing easy access.
  • For convenience this item includes mounting hardware, allowing for extra wide safety barriers to be created.
  • The 3in1 Metal Superyard works on a variety of floor surfaces. Separately sold extension panels can be added for increased size.

You can even position the gate as a hexagon to make it free-standing play yerd, this creating a a safe play area for kids or make pets stay within that. In this shape, the area becomes 10 square feet wide and up to 30 inches high.

The gate has a provision to add extra panel to cove a wider space. These extra panel can be purchased separately.You can add or remove these panels as per your need without any hassle.The six-panel yard can be hardware mount on  any straight or angled walls that is up to 12 feet wide.

There are cases, where you need  bigger spaces and wider areas for your baby to walk.Using this, you can easily monitor their activities.The panels can be bent or curve in to any directions thus giving you the complete flexibility.Additionally it has a walk-through door as well,just for you to easily walk to the other side of the gate.

PROS

  • A 3 in 1 gate-having multiple usage
  • Swing to Walk through  panels
  • Can be extended up to 6 panels 

CONS

  • No con as such.But you might want to do a price-benefit analysis

Home Pet's baby is gate is one of the highly adjustable and easy to move around in the market.The gate keeps your baby safe inside the house by covering a wide space.Not only she or he will be safe inside, they will get enough space to play within the space.The panels are quite easy to assemble and remove,and you have the absolute flexibility to add or remove them based on your need.

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Homey Pet- 8 Panels 40" 3 in 1 Heavy Duty Playard Wall-Mount Gate Barrier for Baby and Pet, Indoor & Outdoor Additional Panel Available (Large-8 Panles PNK)
  • Color: Pink-White ; Panel Size: L22"xH40"; Material: Metal Panel and Plastic Hinge
  • Expandable to become a 200-inch wall mounted gate or free standing barrier
  • Convenient walk through design with auto lock feature
  • Foldable for easy set up and storage ; All steel durable design
  • Order includes 6 panels and two extension panels; Total weight: 53lbs

For a wider space, you can use this like a pressure or hardware mounted gate as well.One of the best things that we have noticed in this that the gate is completely toxic-free and doesn't contain lead or any other harmful materials.So don't bother if your baby start chewing the gate also. 😀

The gate has a double locking system, so that the gate remains locked no matter how hard you little ones tries to unlock them and come to you.The safety locking feature only works from the outside-it means only you can open it from the other side.

You might find it a bit inconvenient but it has been designed to make it more safe.One hand opening might be a bit difficult since the second lock is placed at the bottom of the gate's door.But that's for you to decide if you want to consider that as a negative factor.


The gate is absolutely portable and can be stored within a smaller storage space when not in use.

PROS

  • Dual Locking feature
  • Can be used as a Free standing or Hardware/wall mounted
  • No Harmful materials- No toxic or lead has been used in this gate

CONS

  • One Hand expectation is bit difficult,since one lock is at the bottom of the gate 

Another quality baby gate with multi panel options to keep your baby safe within a secure area.The gate has easy open childproof lock which you can operate even with one hand without any hassle.

The gate is very reliable and you can even convert it to a hardware mounted doorway baby gate.It can be utilised as a gate in the hallway or any other open space in your house.The gate works quite well as outdoor gate too.Due to beautiful design and look,the gate blends perfectly with any type of external or internal decoration of the house.

Safety Gate Fence For Pet Dog Cat and Baby by Eaglelnw
  • Constructed of heavy duty tubular steel. All joints easily rotate and lock for secure attachment. Quick release, adjustable wall mount hardware.
  • Can be connected as a freestanding play area with optional extensions. Comes with a door with handle to make it easy for you to get through to your fireplace, or grill.
  • Door section can be placed anywhere within the layout. Safety for use around fireplaces, grills, wood burning stoves, etc. Light weight, sturdy and easy to assemble.
  • It can be installed in areas that don't have mounting points straight across, making it customizable to fit your needs.
  • Overall gate width: 122". Overall gate height 30". Door dimensions:17" x 29". Individual panels: 25"x 30".

And did we mention about the pet safety.The gate works perfectly well against larger pets.The gate is built of high quality and durable tubular steel.Additionally you can attach and remove other panels as well.The joins can be rotated easily and can be adjusted as needed.Just like the other baby gates, installation is quite easy and if you don't need them , you can easily take them down and store it in a smaller space.

One drawback about the gate is, since the gate is not too heavy, it might not hold well against larger pets like heavier dogs for a longer period of time and might fall off.

Wrapping it Up

Well..these are the top 5 free standing baby gate list we have come up with after considering a lot of important criteria and features.We know that you will not want to compromise with the quality of the baby gates just for the sake of saving few bucks.After all, we all want our precious one be safe and stay from any harm's way.If you want to know more about Baby Gates, please read our   Baby Gate Buying Guide.

Last update on 2018-12-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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