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The First Years Hands Free Gate

The First Years Hands Free Gate is easy for parents to operate by just pressing the foot pedal. The audible click lets you know if it has been shut properly or not. The gate opens in both directions and does not harm the doorways or walls.


Why You'll Love It: The First Years Hands Free Gate keeps baby inside the room while making it easy for parents to open and close the gate without bending.

Features
  • Foot-pedal operated
  • Gate can open in both directions
  • Fits openings 29" to 34" and up to 39" with one extension and 44" with two extension kits (extensions sold separately)
  • Pressure mounted design that won't mark walls or doorway
  • Audible click that indicates the safety gate has locked

Product Notes

Popularity: #43 in Gates, #43 in Gates
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The First YearsHands Free Gate
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      love this gate, super easy to use

      By Maximus's Mommy

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Crawlers
        • Toddlers

        Comments about Hands Free Gate:

        This is our 3rd gate, our first two were bought 4 years ago. And one finally broke, so this 3rd one was a replacement. 4yrs of daily use is pretty good. This gate is awesome, super easy to put up and easy to open. I like how you don't have to use your hands to open it, just step down and give a little push with your knee and it opens. These gates are good for babies and toddlers. My 3yr old and 5yr old can open them. Which is fine, we use them to keep the baby contained.

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        5.0

        Recommended

        By Lolly

        from Peoria, AZ

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hands Free Gate:

            I needed a pet gate for my two terriers, who it turned out, could jump over two feet if they were motivated. So the 18" gate I had wasn't working.

            I chose The First Years hand free gate because it is tall enough to keep them enclosed, it is not awful to look at, it uses a tension rod rather than bolts and you use a foot pedal for opening. The foot pedal/hands free approach was thought to be a better choice since the laundry room was on one side and the bedrooms on the other side of the gate.
            We've had it a few weeks and it's worked out very well. Very sturdy. We are very pleased.
            I only wish it was a bit more attractive.

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            3.0

            actually, a little too sturdy!

            By ABN

            from Boston, MA

            About Me First Time Parent

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Strong Construction
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Squeaky Hinges

            Best Uses

            • Crawlers
            • Infants
            • Play Area
            • Toddlers

            Comments about Hands Free Gate:

            Overall this has been a good gate--definitely very sturdy and fairly simple to install. I agree with some of the other reviews that the foot pedal is noisy. Usually not a problem but might be a consideration if you have a small home and/or a light sleeper. We've used it for the past few months (average amount of use, I would guess) and lately it's gotten very hard to push the pedal down which is annoying. It sometimes takes my full body weight to push it down and is a hassle when I'm carrying things. That said, my son definitely can't get through it which is the most important part.

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            5.0

            Great Gate

            By PracticalMommy

            from Knoxville, TN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable finish
            • Easy to use install
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hands Free Gate:

                We owned this gate for our first child's room, and it was a must have for our second child's room. The hands free is a must for the parents, and because it takes adult foot pressure to open, your small people can not which helps ensure their safety. It has held up for two years with significant use without any visible signs of wear and tear. And it has also been securely mounted within the door and does not budge.

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                3.0

                Warning

                By Rufus

                from St. Louis

                Comments about Hands Free Gate:

                Directions say that it is not intended for use at the top of stairs.

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                5.0

                Good quality safety product.

                By DMatteson

                from Rome, NY

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Top of the Stairs

                    Comments about Hands Free Gate:

                    My husband ordered this gate with our diapers for the top of the stairs because our boy is crawling now. It's sturdy, well made and I feel very safe knowing that it's there. I also just love that I can get through it with no hands. We did have to buy the extension but even with that cost, it was well worth it.

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                    4.0

                    Love it!

                    By Christy

                    from South Carolina

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Convenient
                    • Easy to set up
                    • Easy to use

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't close by itself
                    • Slightly noisy

                    Best Uses

                    • Baby gate

                    Comments about Hands Free Gate:

                    This gate is great! I had been using the cheaper wooden ones that you have to bend down and pull up the handle, but this one is so much more convenient. The only thing I don't like is the squeaky spring (there is an internal spring loaded between the foot pedal and the gate release - it squeaks when the foot pedal is depressed). Even though it says handsfree in the name, you have to pull the gate closed behind you; there is no tension rod to automatically close it after you walk through. Usually I can do this easily with my foot if my hands are full. My four year old daughter could not get it open the first few days, but now she has learned that she can put all her weight on the foot pedal, jump up and down, and get it open. This is ok because I got it mainly for the newborn and for our puppy. All in all I can live with a little squeak for the convenience it provides!

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                    4.0

                    Works well

                    By mom

                    from iowa

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Hands Free Gate:

                    This is the safest gate we've found that works for us. (Our 3rd). We do use it at the top of the stairs against a newel post. The seperate tabs work against the uneven surface.

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                    5.0

                    the best baby gate

                    By C

                    from TN

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • EASY TO CLOSE
                    • Easy to open
                    • Looks great
                    • Pressure mounted

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bottom of stairs
                      • High traffic areas

                      Comments about Hands Free Gate:

                      I have tried many baby gates and by far this one is the best! It opens and closes so easily, so it's perfect for a high traffic area. You don't have to step over it or have free hands to open and close it. It's also very sturdy and looks great. I highly recommend this gate!

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                      4.0

                      Pretty Good

                      By mamaroni

                      from Ridgefield, CT

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                      • Not great on staircase

                      Best Uses

                      • High traffic areas

                      Comments about Hands Free Gate:

                      Wanted a hands free gate, this works well and installs in a snap however not good for use on a staircase, unless you have very wide stairs. Not enough clearance to operate from the inside of the staircase. Great for room divider. Connects very easily to expansion bracket. Sturdy and looks pretty decent.

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