The 7 Best Expanding Gates

Updated December 15, 2016

7 Best Expanding Gates
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We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Keep all those pottering around the house on four limbs - both pets and toddlers - out of any dangerous areas and safe from falling down the stairs with one of these expanding gates. Offering a range of expansion widths to cover doors and openings of all sizes, you will never have to worry about little John, Jenny or Fido getting into trouble. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best expanding gate on Amazon.

7. Munchkin 34149

The Munchkin 34149 is a good 30 inches tall, so it's meant for a house with a dog who can jump high. It uses a unique tilting hinge mechanism that puts less stress on walls every time the gate is used. Unfortunately, the installation can be time-consuming.
  • walnut finish you'll never tire of
  • can be set up to open 1 or 2 ways
  • the wood splinters easily
Brand Munchkin
Model 34149
Weight 10.8 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

6. Baby Trend GT01WH1

The Baby Trend GT01WH1 attaches easily to any door frame, so it's perfect if you like to keep your front door open for a breeze but don't want to let your dogs or children out. Plus the vertical bar design provides no toe holds for little feet or hands to climb.
  • has a non-toxic finish
  • no bottom bar to scuff floors
  • difficult to lock and unlock
Brand Baby Trend
Model GT01WH1
Weight 8.6 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

5. North States Supergate

The North States Supergate has a safety latch that makes it easy to open with one hand and perfect for busy parents. It swings open in either direction and expands and retracts smoothly, plus the top safety rail automatically adjusts to the width you set the gate to.
  • sliding mechanism won't rust
  • holds up in heavy traffic areas
  • easy to push over
Brand North States
Model 4620
Weight 9.1 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

4. Regalo Extra WideSpan

The Regalo Extra WideSpan expands from 29 to 58 inches and comes with 6, 8 and 12-inch extension panels to fit a variety of openings. It uses a two-step handle that is difficult for a child to open, and can be locked. Plus it includes hardware for a permanent installation.
  • lightweight and easy to move around
  • won't fall if toddlers pull on it
  • doesn't swing shut on its own
Brand Regalo
Model 1158
Weight 13 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

3. Welland Freestanding

The Welland Freestanding comes in a beautiful light cherry finish that complements rustic homes. It has two large side panels that allow you to create a small play space for a pet against virtually any wall, and they also make it more difficult to knock over.
  • low enough for an adult to step over
  • easy to assemble with a few tools
  • folds up compactly for storage
Brand Welland
Model WSV811-360 Light Cherry
Weight pending
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

2. Carlson Pet Products Lil' Tuffy

The Carlson Pet Products Lil' Tuffy has a small entrance built into it that you can leave open for little pets, like cats, while keeping your mischievous dog out. It's made from steel, so it won't bend under impact, and it costs less than $25.
  • installs via simple pressure mounts
  • you can lock it at your desired width
  • blends into most decor
Brand Carlson Pet Products
Model 0618DS
Weight 6.9 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. GMI Keepsafe

The GMI Keepsafe can stretch out to a full width of 108 inches, making it more than wide enough for most passageways in your home, even double doors. It attaches at four points for security and it's hinged so it can swing open 180 degrees.
  • no pinch or choke points
  • rubber stop prevents door damage
  • exclusive auto slide bracket
Brand GMI
Model 1310810
Weight 12.8 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

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