Best Baby Gates for 5 Types of Impossible Scenarios- The Complete Guide

In this article we will be talking about baby-proofing those areas in your house which are otherwise difficult to manage.Yes..We are talking about areas like fireplace and corners which are odd in shape but need to be covered in anyway.

We have categorized all these areas in 5 sections.Let's us explain it to you one by one.There is really no specific measurement or criteria for defining these sections. But based on our experience and analyzing the potential danger and unsafe areas we have come up with this list to help you making a smart choice.

For areas where multiple danger areas are next to each other.For example,take a look at the picture below where a staircase and fireplace are nearby.Gong for L-Shaped Baby Gate will be a perfect choice for this.All you need is two walls to attach the baby gate and you are good to go.

North States 3-in-1 Metal Superyard - 144 inches 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)
  • EASY TO INSTALL: The Superyard 3-in-1 Six Panel Metal Gate is free standing and sets up in seconds.
  • ADJUSTABLE FOR A VARIETY OF SPACES: The versatile, six-panel enclosure can act as a portable playpen, a safety gate or a baby barrier.
  • WORRY-FREE SAFETY: The swinging walk-thru door panel is built with a child-proof double-locking system allowing easy access. Baby safe for babies ages 6-24 months.
  • EXPANDABLE: For convenience this item includes mounting hardware, allowing for extra wide safety barriers to be created. Separately sold extension panels can be added for increased size.
  • EASY ON FLOORS: The 3in1 Metal Superyard works on a variety of floor surfaces.

#2.Extra Wide Space

Perfect for areas which has a broad door.Just attach the gate on the walls of the either side of the door.Alternatively, it can also be used for dividing a large area into two sections.Take the example of a large hall area.By using this, you can keep your baby safe by creating a safe zone.

#3.U-Shaped Place

For covering areas like fireplace, you don't need to give it a L-shape or make a round play yard. Just remove the unwanted panel from the baby gate and cover the area you want.

Offer Price
North States 3-in-1 Wood Superyard - 151" Long Play Yard: Create a Play Yard or an Extra-Wide gate. Hardware Mount or freestanding. 6 Panels, 10 sq. ft. Enclosure (30" Tall, Stained Wood)
  • ADJUSTABLE FOR A VARIETY OF SPACES: The versatile, six-panel enclosure can act as a portable playpen, a safety gate or a baby barrier.
  • EASY TO INSTALL: The Superyard 3-in-1 Six Panel Wood Gate is free standing and sets up in seconds.
  • WORRY-FREE SAFETY: The swinging walk-thru door panel is built with a child-proof double-locking system allowing easy access. Self-closing hold-open door with childproof double-locking system for safety
  • EXPANDABLE: For convenience this item includes mounting hardware, allowing for extra wide safety barriers to be created.
  • EASY ON FLOORS: The Superyard 3in1 Wood Gate works on a variety of floor surfaces. Separately sold extension panels can be added for increased size.

#4.Round Play Yard

When you don't want your baby to roam around and keep within a defined space, round play yard is most useful.

Just make sure your playpen is big enough to cover the entire area. In many cases just one round round playpen is not enough.

#5.Wraping or covering a particular object

Sometimes it is quite important to cover a specific item or object.You can give the baby gate a perfect shape as per your need just by adjusting the panels.

Best Baby Gate for Impossible Scenarios

Here are some of the best baby gates which are well known for dealing with such impossible scenarios.

North States 3-in-1 Metal Superyard - 144 inches 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)
Dreambaby Royale Converta 3 in 1 Play-Yard, Fireplace Guard, and Wide Barrier Gate (White)
Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard, 4-In-1, Bonus Kit, Includes 4 Pack of Wall Mounts
North States 3-in-1 Metal Superyard - 144 inches 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)
Dreambaby Royale Converta 3 in 1 Play-Yard, Fireplace Guard, and Wide Barrier Gate (White)
Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard, 4-In-1, Bonus Kit, Includes 4 Pack of Wall Mounts
from $164.61
from $109.99
from $86.69
North States 3-in-1 Metal Superyard - 144 inches 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 - 144 inches 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 $164.61
Dreambaby Royale Converta 3 in 1 Play-Yard, Fireplace Guard, and Wide Barrier Gate (White)
Dreambaby Royale Converta 3 in 1 Play-Yard, Fireplace Guard, and Wide Barrier Gate (White)
from $109.99
Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard, 4-In-1, Bonus Kit, Includes 4 Pack of Wall Mounts
Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard, 4-In-1, Bonus Kit, Includes 4 Pack of Wall Mounts
from $86.69

This is a 6 panel,30" tall gate which can stretch up to 12 feet.The gate is very popular among parents for its flexibility and multi-usage.

The gate is made of steel and available in multiple colours such as white, matte bronze, or wood so that it can go well with any type of decoration.The gate can be easily attached to walls, door frames or any other solid surface.It is also equipped with an auto-closing door and a safety latch that can be operated with one hand.The panels can also be attached to itself to give it a round or hexagon playpen shape.

Each of the gate panels can be detached or removed if not required so that you will get the exact length that you are looking for. And if you think, the original 6 panels are not enough, you can purchase additional 2 panel extensions.

It also has a rubber feet to prevent the surface from scratches.

The gate is mainly known to be used as a permanent mounted baby gate.

North States 3-in-1 Metal Superyard - 144 inches 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)
  • EASY TO INSTALL: The Superyard 3-in-1 Six Panel Metal Gate is free standing and sets up in seconds.
  • ADJUSTABLE FOR A VARIETY OF SPACES: The versatile, six-panel enclosure can act as a portable playpen, a safety gate or a baby barrier.
  • WORRY-FREE SAFETY: The swinging walk-thru door panel is built with a child-proof double-locking system allowing easy access. Baby safe for babies ages 6-24 months.
  • EXPANDABLE: For convenience this item includes mounting hardware, allowing for extra wide safety barriers to be created. Separately sold extension panels can be added for increased size.
  • EASY ON FLOORS: The 3in1 Metal Superyard works on a variety of floor surfaces.
  • 6 panel,144" wide baby gate.
  • Panels can be rotated into any angle to give desired shape
  • 30" tall
  • Automatic door closing
  • One hand operation
  • One of the most expensive baby gates in the market.

This 151” wide, 29” tall 6 panel baby gate is one of the most versatile baby gates available in the market.The gate can be attached to itself just like the North State wide bay gate models, or can be  mounted with hardware as well. 

The gate can be given any shape as per your requirement e.g fireplace guard,stand alone gate and so on. When not in use, the gate can be easily folded and kept in the storage room.

The only catch is the hinges and latch system which are all made of plastic,so you have to be extra careful while handling the baby gate.But the good news is, easy walk-through gate will make your life much easier.

Offer Price
Dreambaby Royale Converta 3 in 1 Play-Yard, Fireplace Guard, and Wide Barrier Gate (White)
  • DETAILS AND MEASUREMENTS: The Dreambaby Royale 3-in-1 Converta Play-Pen Gate features 6 panels, measuring a total of 151in wide and standing 29in tall. Additional extension panels come in a set of two (sold separately) and can be quickly and easily added.
  • ULTIMATE IN VERSATILITY: Finally, the perfect gate for all your safety needs. The Royale 3-in-1 Converta can be installed as a freestanding play-yard or a hardware mounted fireplace barrier or wide barrier gate for small children or pets. You can keep everyone safer, right where you want them with just one gate.
  • SMART STAY-OPEN DOOR: One of the six panels of this gate is equipped with a Smart Stay-Open door. Great for when you're stoking a fire or carrying groceries around the home, this feature allows you to move freely while your child is down for a nap.
  • RELIABLE SECURITY: The Royale 3-in-1 Converta Play-Pen Gate is constructed of durable, sturdy metal so you can rely on it to keep your home, family, and pets safer.
  • PACK UP AND GO: Whether it's a weekend at grandma's or a family vacation, you can bring safety with you. The Royal Converta easily folds up, making it ideal for families on the go. It also makes it easy to store for when you're cleaning up around the house or entertaining a group.
  • 6 panel,151" wide baby gate.
  • Walk-through door
  • Can easily be folded and stored
  • Expensive
  • Quality was not the sturdiest, as they are using plastic hinges.

Regalo super wide adjustable baby gate is probably the best wide baby gate available in the market.The gate has heavy-duty steel 8-panel which can stretch to 192-inch length.

The gate can be attached to itself or can act as a stand-alone play area. Further, it can be attached permanently to two walls to partition off an entire area

If needed, the panels can be removed to make the gate shorter.Unfortunately for this model there are no additional extension pieces available in the market.

The gate comes with a walk-thru door with and safety-locking feature, but it does not close automatically.When not in use,you can easily take off the panels from its hardware mounts and store it somewhere else.

Offer Price
Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard, 4-In-1, Bonus Kit, Includes 4 Pack of Wall Mounts
  • SUPERWIDE: Fits opens up to 192 inches wide and stands 28 inches tall
  • 2-IN-1: Can convert from a super wide gate to an 8-panel play yard. No tools require, quick and easy. Includes 4 pack of wall mounts
  • CONFIGURABLE: Each panel can be adjusted to fit almost any opening. Great for wide spaces, angled openings, hallway, doorway, bottom of stairs or barrier. Folds flat for storage
  • DURABLE AND CONVENIENT: The all steel design is durable and convenient with a walk-through door
  • SAFETY: designed with a walk-through door with safety locking feature. Wall mounted for added security and protection. Meets all current safety standards. For children up to 24 months and great for pets too
  • Walk through door with safety latches
  • 8 Panels included with flexible joints
  • Can easily be folded and stored
  • All steel design
  • 28 inches tall
  • Not anything worth mentioning.However, it has a red lock which might catch baby's attraction easily

Wrapping it Up

Now that you have a fair idea about the impossible scenarios that you might find while installing the baby gate, we believe this article will help you further to chose a right baby gate for your house.You can also check out our complete guide on what are things that you must consider before buying a baby safety gate.

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