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Retractable baby gate overview

Safety gate for baby, pet, children at Retract-A-Gate.

Top Advantages

  • Exceeds the European Standard EN1930:2011
  • JPMA certified for top or bottom of stairs
  • iParenting Media Award Winner
  • Parent Tested Parent Approved Award Winner
  • Automatically and quietly rewinds to a small roll
  • Engineered for high traffic areas
  • Locks open or closed with childproof lock
  • Two models to choose: cover up to 132cm or 183cm
  • 86cm tall mesh
  • Easy, one-hand operation
  • Allows you to walk through without completely opening

Retract-A-Gate has earned these Awards/Certifications:

Retract-A-Gate has won the iParenting media award

Parenting Award

Our retractable child baby gate is JPMA certified.

JPMA Certified

Retract-A-Gate has earned the PTPA media seal of approval

PTPA Seal of Approval

How does it work?

Stylish and compact, Retract-A-Gate is a safety gate which winds up automatically into a small roll when you don't need it - no manual winding. Then, to block an area, the gate easily unrolls by pulling the mesh across the opening to cover any width up to its maximum, and locks securely in place.

Two low-profile brackets, which the baby gate hooks into, are attached to both sides of the opening. The reel side of the gate snaps into one pair of brackets. Then the handle side - the side you pull out - hooks into the brackets across the opening. The lock is a simple push-and-turn mechanism; easy for adults to use, but safe for small children. Retract-A-Gate is the only baby gate in its class which offers one hand operation as easy as 1...2...3...

  1. Pull the handle across, hooking it into the brackets.
  2. Lock the gate to secure it in place.
  3. Throw out every other baby gate you own.
Safety gate for baby, pet, children at Retract-A-Gate.

Simple Installation

The Retract-A-Gate retractable baby gate was designed to be easy to install, as well as use. Retract-A-Gate can be installed inside a walk-way, around the corner of a walk-way, at the top of stairs, the bottom of stairs, or even on an angle. No other safety gate in its class offers the same durability, simplicity, and ease of installation.

For installation, there are four identical brackets you will install; two on either side of the opening. The brackets mount at 8cm and 79cm off the floor and need about 6cm of flat surface to attach to. When done, the horizontal distance (across the opening) between upper and lower brackets must be identical. This keeps the baby gate square and properly fit. All that's left is to snap the gate into the brackets and that's it!...the safety gate is ready to use. See below for the full Users Guide.

Basic Dimensions

  • Brackets: 6cm wide; 3cm high
  • Gate Retracted: About 8cm in diameter
  • Standard Length: 132cm or 183cm (includes the brackets)
  • Mesh: 86cm tall
  • Height to the top of the lock: 97cm
  • Brackets mount at 8cm and 79cm off the floor

Items you may need

(For more information, or to purchase, click here)

  • Wall Spacers: Used under brackets to keep them spaced equally across the opening, or to avoid interference of the gate with a baseboard molding
  • Banister Adapter Kit: To attach the gate to a stair post or spindle without drilling holes
  • Additional Universal Mounting Bracket Kit: If you want to move one gate to an additional location
  • Drywall Anchor Kit: To install the brackets over drywall
Retractable baby gate for your baby's security at Retract-A-Gate.

Some of our customer feedback

I think your gate is the BEST on the market. I have a home daycare and care for 12 infants and toddlers a day. My staff of three and I go through Retract-A-Gate about 50 times a day, five days a week. It is a very good gate. I will buy another Retract-A-Gate from you soon to replace one of my other gates.
Elizabeth G.

Your retractable baby gate is fantastic. It was easy to install, looks nice, and retracts easily. It was perfectly suited for our needs. We needed a good baby gate for our twins since they now move almost as fast as I can!
Wendy B.

I love the way there's no button to hold in while unwinding and winding like the other baby gate we have. Thanks.
Tom W.

We love Retract-A-Gate as it fit perfectly in the corner out of the way. It is not big and bulky like so many of the other baby gates. Thank you so much. I am glad we found your product!
Jen V.

Some Frequent Questions

Can you make a custom gate wider than 183cm?

Presently, we only make retractable gates for openings up to 183cm. If you would like information about covering wider openings, click here

Retract-A-Gate is "JPMA Certified" what does that mean?

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JPMA) is a national trade organization chartered in 1962 that is dedicated to educating consumers on the safe use and selection of juvenile products. JPMA developed an extensive Certification Program to help guide consumers toward purchasing juvenile products that are built with safety in mind.

To become JPMA Certified, Retract-A-Gate was professionally tested by an independent testing facility for compliance with the specific ASTM standards. Once a product passes the tests, JPMA allows the manufacturer to label it with the JPMA Certified Seal. Our baby gates are re-tested every year to maintain their certification

Can Retract-A-Gate be used at the top or bottom of stairs?

Retract-A-Gate is certified for use at the top and bottom of the stairs, has been tested for that application, and can withstand a push out force of up to 100 kg.

We recommend that you mount the retractable safety gate a minimum of 15cm back from the edge of the top step; being close to an edge can create a gap. If this is a problem for you, Retract-A-Gate is very unique in that it can be installed diagonally, at any angle, which can help achieve the 15cm requirement by angling it away from the stairs. Another option would be to block off near-by areas which still restrict access to the stairs.

For the bottom of the stairs we recommend mounting the Retract-A-Gate on the floor and not up on a step. If the safety gate was mounted up on a step, a child would have farther to fall if they stepped up and then fell backwards.

Will my child be able to climb over the gate?

With a mesh height of 86cm, Retract-A-Gate is one of the tallest retractable safety gates available. When locked, the mesh is held taut, so it is difficult to push down. The Retract-A-Gate baby gate doesn’t have any large openings or places where little ones can step up onto, so climbing over the baby safety gate would be difficult.

Why is Retract-A-Gate better than the competitors' gates?

Retract-A-Gate is the only retractable gate which offers the best combination of safety, durability, ease-of-use, and ease-of-installation. Retract-A-Gate can truly be operated with one hand, offers an easy, smooth operation, and can be used in multiple locations using an additional set of brackets. Retract-A-Gate is also unique in that its operation is quiet; you don't need to worry about waking up your baby or just simply being annoyed by a noisy gate. The Retract-A-Gate is so easy to use, it will be the first gate you own that you won't want to climb over.

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