Safety 1st Swing 'N Lock Gate Reviews

Safety 1st Swing 'N Lock Gate

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  • Safety 1st Swing 'N Lock Gate: Safety's first, poor quality second?

    Dec 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, nice design, affordable, easy to clean
    Cons: breaks easily, very flimsy

    Summary: We were looking for another lock and open gate for another part of our house and not wanting to spend more than $30.00 I chose the Safety First Quick Release Swing N Lock Gate. I wish now I had spent the extra money and purchased another Evenflo gate. ... read more

  • DO NOT BUY-UNSAFE

    Feb 28, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: cheap
    Cons: unsafe, hard to use

    Summary: We bought this gate because it was a cheaper alternative to the gate that we like that we bought for the top of our stairs. I have been annoyed for months that it's not easy to open and close and guests have a hard time with it because it is not ... read more

  • Safety 1st Swing 'N Lock Gate: Well, There's Not Much Else

    Apr 22, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well, it seems very durable, and works on my two-year-old terror.
    Cons: no comment

    Summary: I'll be honest; I had planned that the two gates we received for my baby shower would be the first and last gates we would ever own. Of course, by the time you hit your fourth year of use, things break, and you find you need other things. And then you ... read more

  • SAFETY 1st, Swing gate. What a good idea!

    Nov 29, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Once set, it works well.
    Cons: Takes some re-adjustments to set it properly.

    Summary: I have two of these gates. At one time they were both used to keep my grand daughter in certain areas. These days one is used for keeping our dog out of places he shouldn't be when we are not home. The GATE The gate is white in colour. Think ... read more

  • Wish it would open and close with one hand

    May 16, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: sturdy, baby cannot climb on gate
    Cons: difficult to close

    Summary: This gate is a good gate for the financially impaired. It is made of very sturdy plastic and the design prevents baby from climbing the gate. The gate can be opened with one hand but be careful not to drop baby when you bend over. ... read more

  • Swing 'N Lock - The Ultimate in Baby Blocking

    Feb 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy & Quick To Install, Strong Locking System, Sturdy, Fully Adjustable.
    Cons: Gate's Suction Makes It Hard To Open.

    Summary: So far, this gate has given me an overall pleasant experience, with few problems. Here are the specs: The gate is adjustable to fit doorways from 26" to 42" Intended for ages 6 mos. - 24 mos. Takes about 10 - 15 min. to assemble & ... read more

  • BEST!!!!!!

    Dec 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very adjustable. Works great on old settled door frames
    Cons: pricey

    Summary: At first we bought the cheap wooden style. Our very active Toddler can shake it out of the door. We had to find something else! We have found it with this gate! Awesome construction. Works on our old door openings. after 130 years houses settle and doors ... read more

  • My Swing and Locks are wonderful.

    Oct 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sturdy construction, easy to use as pressure gate, easy to clean, inexpensive.
    Cons: You cannot hinge mount it to a wall made of sheet rock or plaster!?!

    Summary: I have been using these gates over 2 years. They have kept my son in the area I am in daily and I can move them around the house as we go. They travel easily so it's a snap to take them when we go visiting. Simple construction makes it easy to understand ... read more

  • Not buying again

    Mar 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive
    Cons: Breaks, removes plaster from walls

    Summary: I had been very happy with other items I've gotten from Safety 1st, so when it was time to get baby gates, I purchased the Swing and Lock Gate. It was a brand I was comfortable with and it was one of the most inexpensive gates on the market. I was also ... read more

  • Oh No You Don't

    Oct 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easily fits into almost any space
    Cons: none really

    Summary: My little boy has just turned 10 months and is now ready and able to crawl and to walk while hanging on to something. I was so proud and incredibly scared the first time he decided to head off towards the stairs. Our home has way too many ... read more

  • I wouldn't buy another one!

    Aug 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, cleans up easily.
    Cons: The bar at the bottom trips people, very flimsy and doesn't stay in place.

    Summary: This gate looked very good in the store. It looks like it's easy to install, looks sturdy, looks easy to use! Only one is true. It is easy to use once you get it set up. To install it takes at least two people. Then the thing doesn't even stay in place ... read more

  • The safety I was looking for

    Jul 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordable, easy to install, two methods of use, fits securely
    Cons: Peels the paint off the walls

    Summary: Buying a safety gate became a top priority when we moved from a stairless house to one with open access basement stairs. My only previous experience with gates was one needed at my moms house for occasional use when the grandkids (my kids) were ... read more

  • Safety First Swing'N Lock Gate hurt my house.

    Jul 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Kept the kids out of trouble
    Cons: Broke my door frame, put dents in the wall

    Summary: We received this baby gate as a gift when our first son was born. I had been looking at it in the store and my sister in law had a couple of them at her house as well, so I thought that this was a pretty good gate. Especially since it was one of the ... read more

  • Safety First Swing N Lock Gate: FINALLY! A Portable Alcatraz

    Apr 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: as a pressure gate-excellent, easy to remove and replace, inexpensive
    Cons: as a hinged gate it is flimsy

    Summary: I have a toddler that can break into anything and sometimes it is very important to restrain her. I have been struggling around here trying to find something to do for our little Houdini. One solution which worked for a week was to ... read more

  • Just open the gate.

    Mar 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No more climbing over a gate.
    Cons: can be somewhat hard to fit the doorway.

    Summary: I bought this gate when my son was a baby.. He is now 3.. I got a great deal on it.. Yard sale. I love those yard sales. But as soon as I seen it I had to have it. I had one of those old wooden ones that I hated to climb over all the time. Plus I ... read more

  • SWING AND LOCK...An essential in our house!

    Mar 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fairly inexpensive, easy to use!
    Cons: None at this time.

    Summary: Safety gates are as much a part of our home as "Mac and Cheese"! In fact, at any one time there have been as many as five safety gates in use and no fewer than three! We began using safety gates, shortly after we moved into this house. We had just ... read more

  • The gate that saved my sanity... for a while.

    Feb 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Works like a dream to keep young ones out of areas they shouldn't be in.
    Cons: Stops working right around 18 months.

    Summary: The Safety 1st Swing 'N Lock Gate was the answer to a busy house with a youngster just learning how to walk, talk and generally how to get into any and everything. My son was just learning to crawl when we decided to buy this gate and it has served us ... read more

  • We love the safety gate.

    Jan 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very easy to use and compact.
    Cons: We haven't found any yet.

    Summary: We really like the safety gate and have three of them. We've never installed the swing feature, but we use them all every single day and absolutely love them. We went through six gates before we found this one and it really works so well for us. The ... read more

  • Great Gate!

    Jan 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use
    Cons: Gets in the way sometimes.

    Summary: We really love this gate. Its a lot like a regular gate accept that it can be hooked up to a door frame. What I really like about it is that I don't have to worry about it falling down when I open it because its hooked to my door. I also like that ... read more

  • You Get What You Pay For...

    Nov 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive
    Cons: Poor Quality, Hard to Use, Flimsy

    Summary: We ordered this safety gate online, assuming it would work as well as the manufacturer claimed. We use many Safety First products, so this one seemed like a winner. At $29.99, we thought we had found a great way to keep our son out of the office ... read more

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