Munchkin Easy-Close Metal Safety Gate, White features
- Fits openings 29.5″- 35″ wide, 29.5″ tall
- Pressure-fit child gate with hardware included for added safety
- Locks shut with just a simple push
- U-shaped steel power frame keeps gate firmly in place
- Double-locking system on handle is easy for an adult, but difficult for a child to use – opens in direction you choose with third lock at base
- Fits openings 29.5 inch to 35 inch wide, 29.5 inch tall
- Double-locking system on handle is easy for an adult
The Munchkin Easy-Close Metal Gate shuts firmly with an easy push, allowing you to keep your baby safe at all times. Ideal for busy parents and caregivers, the easy-to-install gate offers a convenient, wide door and an elegant, slim design that suits your home’s modern decor. Plus, the double-locking system and an optional third lock at the gate’s base offer peace of mind at all times. Several extension options allow you to custom fit this sturdy steel gate virtually anywhere in your house.
This gate features a sleek, durable constuction with a childproof double-locking handle. View larger.
Door swings in both directions for convenient use anywhere in your home. View larger.
Double-Locking System and Steel Frame for Safety
Made from durable steel with a U-shaped power frame for additional stability, the Munchkin Easy-Close Metal Gate is a sturdy, effective barrier that works to keep children or small pets safe. The double-locking handle is childproof yet easy for adults to open. Plus, the gate shuts firmly with a push, so it’s simple to latch even when you have your hands full.
Swings Open in Both Directions for Convenience
For convenience, the gate swings open in both directions. You can also choose to use an optional third lock at the base of the gate to control the direction that the gate opens. It allows you to set the door to open in either direction or locks both ways to prevent it from opening at all. This feature adds another safety measure for places like the top of the stairs.
Adjustable Fit for Use Anywhere in Your Home
This 29-1/2-inch-high gate can accommodate openings from 29-1/2 to 35 inches wide so it can be used throughout your house. For versatility, the gate includes one 2-3/4-inch extension. The Easy-Close can also extend up to 54 inches wide with the addition of 5-1/2-inch and 11-inch extensions, which are available separately. The gate features an extra-wide walk-through door with a 21-1/2-inch opening for easy access throughout the day.
This Munchkin gate installs with a pressure-mount system to walls for a tight, secure fit. With the use of mounted wall cups for added stability, the gate can be used at the top of a staircase, in a door jam, or in a hallway. You can also visit www.infantgates.com to view easy-to-install instruction videos.
Clean White Design with Slim Profile
Designed to fit seamlessly into your home, the metal gate offers a clean, stylish look with a smooth white exterior and slim outline. The hard, durable surface is easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth.
The Munchkin Easy-Close Metal Gate is backed by a limited one-year warranty.
About Munchkin: Tops Among Caregivers
Munchkin, Inc. is dedicated to creating useful products that make parenting fun, easy, and enjoyable in our modern world. It stands behind a wide range of feeding, safety, and travel products for babies and toddlers. Appreciative parents and caregivers spread positive word-of-mouth about the Munchkin products that make life safer and easier for their little ones. Munchkin holds over 100 patents with many more pending, and has been given over 30 industry awards.
What’s in the Box
Easy-Close Metal Gate (White), 2-3/4-inch extension, accessory kit, and instruction manual.
You can use it either way. I have mine screw mounted.
Q:Will this leave marks or damage walls, we have one wall that is drywall and the other is a wooden beam?
The wooded bean will be safe, there are pads included in the kit to protect drywall. In order to use the gate it requires you to use compression to close the gate using a snapper. The higher the compression the tighter the fit. If you don’t tighten it right down then you stand a good chance of not damaging the wall. In my upstairs gate I fitted a wooden beam against the wall and painted it the same color as the dry wall. I didn’t want to damage the wall and after the gate is done with I can remove the wooden plate, fill the drill holes and Repainting the wall. Using the pads is probably…
The wooded bean will be safe, there are pads included in the kit to protect drywall. In order to use the gate it requires you to use compression to close the gate using a snapper. The higher the compression the tighter the fit. If you don’t tighten it right down then you stand a good chance of not damaging the wall.
In my upstairs gate I fitted a wooden beam against the wall and painted it the same color as the dry wall. I didn’t want to damage the wall and after the gate is done with I can remove the wooden plate, fill the drill holes and Repainting the wall. Using the pads is probably safe but like anything, no guarantees.
Q:My 2.5 year old has pushed over every other gate we’ve gotten. She will push it (with her legs) and it will either completely fall over, or she will be able to slide between the opening she just created and get out. Anybody had any problems with this…
Screwing it in is absolutely necessary and the only thing you should do for the child’s safety. I looked for the option to screw in on purpose because I didn’t want to take any chances. I didn’t think twice. Remember its easy to patch a wall. This gate is so easy to install and its not going anywhere. If you want to stop her from pushing it over or sliding through, this is the gate. Once it is in, its in. Note this other reason…It is extremely heavy to a child (a good thing in my opinion) and should only be screwed in. After repeated use and kids hanging, pushing, pulling…it can, over…
Screwing it in is absolutely necessary and the only thing you should do for the child’s safety. I looked for the option to screw in on purpose because I didn’t want to take any chances. I didn’t think twice. Remember its easy to patch a wall. This gate is so easy to install and its not going anywhere. If you want to stop her from pushing it over or sliding through, this is the gate. Once it is in, its in.
Note this other reason…It is extremely heavy to a child (a good thing in my opinion) and should only be screwed in. After repeated use and kids hanging, pushing, pulling…it can, over time, come lose no matter how TIGHT you think you may have it. This could cause it to fall on them. Only absolute way to be sure they are safe is using the screw in option. I do not know why anyone would think twice about it.
Q:Does the latch make a lot of noise when you open or close it? It’s for our son’s bedroom door and the noise may wake him.
The latch works by pinching the top and bottom “buttons” together. If you keep them pinched while closing it, rather than swinging the gate closed, it doesn’t make any noise at all
Q:How far apart are the vertical bars? I don’t want my cat to be able to squeeze through.
A: A cat won’t fit through them! They are only a couple inches!
Q:I have a little four pound yorkshire terrier and am concerned he can fit between the vertical bars. How many inches apart are they spaced?
I measured them to be ~2 inches in between the bars.
Q:Can you pressure mount this gate and still use the walk through? We purchased another gate that had to be screwed in to use the walk through.
The Munchkin is sort of a hybrid, if you will. It comes with four round cups, approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and 1/4 inch deep; these screw into the door jamb in order to make it stable. Then you pressure mount the gate, inserting it into the cups. This prevents it from being pushed out of the jamb. Hope this makes sense. Let me know if you need more clarification. It works great for us. Good luck.
Q:can a cat fit?
A small cat or kitten yes, a fat one…no
Q:Can this be mounted permanently?
Yes, it comes with screws and mounting “cups”. I didn’t mount mine with the screws because it is not at the top of stairs just in a doorway, but it still is very secure. I would however, if mounting for stairs, use the screws. I love this gate!
Q:What is the diameter of the “mounts” (the circle parts where the gate attaches to the walls?) I want to mount it on a 1in wide door frame will it fit?
They are 1.5 inches.
mines not screwed into the wall. our house is split foyer and have it at the top of the stairs. the latch side is against the metal railing so it cannot be screwed into anything. the mounted side is up against the wall, but again we have the tension set for it, it is not screwed into the wall. Works great, the only thing that my husband did was add a small piece of wood between the tension screws and the wall because the screws were pretty well maxed out with the location and it would come loose regularly. since he added the wood pieces we haven’t had any issues.
It swings both ways.
Q:how wide is the actual gate opening?
I just measured and it is 22″ if you mean the walk-through part.
Q:Can this be mounted to a banister at the top of the stairs?
Yes as Lon as the height of the banister allows the gate to contact/mounting to the flat surfaces at the top and bottom of the newel post. We have one at the top of our stairs and its been mounted for over a year. Use the small screws that come with it for extra security.
Q:I have a 10 pound Maltipoo, she moves a metal fence that my dog trainer recommended wondering if this is better
My daughter is pretty rough on it and it doesn’t budge but I’m not sure what kind of gate you had before that the dog could move. There are plastic latches at the bottom that keep the gate from swinging either way so it might help. Good luck!
Q:How far will the door part swing? I would like one that opens wider than 90 degrees (so back towards the wall).
It will open up to the metal frame on either side. So at least 180�.
Q:When this item arrived the latch was not latched. In fact, the swinging door and the fixed bar that it latches to are about 2 inches apart. Defect?
No. Keep tightening the ends and it will slowly close!
Q:I have baseboard molding near the bottom of my steps, but not the top. Can the bottom be pressure mounted at a different width than the top? Thanks.
I’m using mine in a doorway, but I believe you can do that. The top and bottom mounts are totally separate and adjustable, so they should work fine at different widths as long as you keep the gate centered.
Q:bought it & the directions say that it is to be drilled into place- is it stable being pressure mounted only? we have an old home.
I pressure mounted mine. I believe it came with disks made of something similar to wax paper, but didn’t use them. I had to move the gate a bit and it did peal the paint off the wall, but otherwise it’s pretty solid without using screws.
Q:How hard is it to open I have a six year old and I want to make sure he is going to be able to open the gate when he needs through?
I purchased the gate to keep my Maltese dog out of the living room. However, I would say that it is not hard to open. You basically squeeze the latch with your index and thumb at the same time. Hope this response helps you.
i measured the gate and extension, it measured 30 x 3/4. Keep in mind the screws can be adjusted to make it much wider. How wide is the opening you have ? My door opening is 32. If I needed to, it could go wider.
Q:I need it to fit 43.5 “. Has anyone added extensions this wide? is it still sturdy?
No once you start adding extensions it losses it strength for an opening that wide you’re going to have to find something else
Q:How secure is the latch on this gate? My 2 year old has learned to pop open our current gate and I want to make sure he can’t open the gate. Thanks
If his hands are big enough to get a grip on a 2 inch wide object then he’d have no problems opening this. To open, you just squeeze the top and bottom gray buttons.
Q:The item is described as being 35″ wide, however in the specs it states its 31″, which is it?
Not sure about expansion to 35″ but screws allow my gate to fit the door opening of 32 and 3/4 inches. The gate works great.
Q:Do you have to put the gate together or does it come assembled?
The extensions are not added on the to gate, but otherwise it’s essentially assembled with a few small components that need to be clipped on to the gate. All the big metal pieces are in place. You will need to do adjustments to lock it into place depending upon whether you’re using the pressure plates to keep it secured or are screwing it into the walls.
Q:Is this easily put up & taken down? I’m looking for something to block our kitchen from our 1 yr old when I use the oven but don’t want to leave up.
No. Not for up and down. Meant to stay up. Easy to open and close
Q:How wide is the swing open part of the gate?
approximately 90 degrees
Q:I have a door that is 28Â¨, will this fit?
Well it says in the desciption that its 29.5″- 35″
Q:Will this fit 32″ openings with the 2.75 in extension?
Mine is installed in 32″ opening with no extension
Q:I have an opening 57.5 inches wide, can this gate handle that distance with extension products? If so, which ones?
It has one extension bar. I don’t know if you can buy extra extensions, but as it cones when you purchase it, it will not fit an opening that large.
My cat weighs 4.5lbs, and she cannot fit through the bars. My big dog weighs 80lbs, and even with arthritis, she can easily jump this gate. Hopefully that helps
Q:I want to use screw mount for this but is it good to screw this in using plastic anchors on my drywall side? How many screws r needed for each mount?
I don’t see anywhere you can screw this to a wall. It is a pressure mount screw. I am currently using to in a hallway, so it is longer.
Q:We have a 1/2 wall w molding on one side of our stairs. How far up are the two mounting spots? Other gates hit at uneven spots so can’t screw them in
I have the tall gate and we have it pressure mounted, the first (lowest) circle center is 1″ above the floor, the top circle center is at 35″.
Q:Can this be safely pressure-mounted on metal railing?
I don’t see any problem with such a mounting. If you are concerned with slippage, the rubber tips on the pressure mounting screws should prevent that.
Q:Can this gate be installed on an angle?
I’m not sure, but my guess would be that it can’t. It works by pressure from the “feet” that you tighten to press against the door frame. It comes with separate pieces that you can screw into the wall, but then you still use the gate the same way; with pressure against those pieces you screw in (its meant for extra support if you are using it at the top or bottom of stairs, or raised above moulding, etc). I’m not sure of any gate that would work on an angle. I hope you find something.
Q:Would this gate work with small dogs?
That’s exactly what I bought it for. If you please it on the door frame to the outside of where the door strikes the trim, you can open it back against the door when the door is open and close it easily while the door remains open. I use it to confine my dogs but not to make them feel closed in. This has worked great and I’m so glad I purchased it.
Q:My opening is 39 inches. If I get this gate and add the 5.5 extension will it work? is the extension adjustable?
It should work because the extensions are fully adjustable.
Q:Can this be used outdoors? I am looking for a gate to put between my concrete walk way and my backyard, to train the dog not to do her “business” on the grass, not sure if it will be durable enough for outdoor elements. Thanks.
Don’t know for sure. Probably for a while but might rust in connecting joints. We love ours but it is inside.
Q:I am totally confused. I have a 48 inch opening. Will this gate work for me? Will I need to purchase more extensions or will the gate come with them?
“This 29-1/2-inch-high gate can accommodate openings from 29-1/2 to 35 inches wide so it can be used throughout your house. For versatility, the gate includes one 2-3/4-inch extension. The Easy-Close can also extend up to 54 inches wide with the addition of 5-1/2-inch and 11-inch extensions, which are available separately.”
From the product page. No, it would not work for you as is, but with a combination of separately purchased extensions, it’s possible.
Q:How wide is the actual gate opening?
Opening is about 23 1/2″.
We couldn’t find an extension either. We ended up purchasing a different gate that extended futher.
Q:How wide apart are the slats? I’m looking for a gate to keep my very slim maltipoo contained.
Maybe 2 1/2″ at most.
You shouldn’t have a problem with your maltipoo, let alone anything larger than a lizard! haha
Q:Looking for a gate to our 3 1/2 year old’s room that she can go through herself but her baby sister won’t. Can a young child open the gate easily?
You must use your thumb and index finger to release the latch. It doesn’t take much pressure to do it so I would think a small child may be able to release the latch! The important thing would be for your child to make sure the gate clicks back in place. It doesn’t take much power to do that but if the gate isn’t locked back in place, of course the gate would be open and your other child could crawl/walk right through it. Check out the video on YouTube for this item to see what you may think of the ease!
Q:My opening for our gate is 36.75 inches.The gate is 35 inches wide out of the box.Will the side pressure wall screws extend out enough to expand?
Yes. Ours is being used in a much wider opening, as well, and it fits securely.
Q:Can you buy the mounting hardware fornthis gate? I used this gate for my toddler and want to pass it to a friend, but lost the hardware in a move.
I’m sorry I don’t know that answer.
Q:Can you use it pressure mounted and still close the door with it in place?
It is amazing, the four sides have knobs that twist and tighten the frame to the wall, but the door is not affected by this pressure and works great. No issues,
Q:The width of my basement entry way is 37 inches and has wooden handles on either side. Can i install these in wood without buying gate extensions?
No, it barely fits 35″ as advertised
Q:I have an opening about 69″ wide…can you use multiple extenders to get it even wider?
Probably. I’m using one extender and you can buy multiple but I don’t know if you can use them together.
Q:is this self-closing? i don’t want a self-closing gate. i see a listing for a self-close munchking, so i’m hoping these are not the same product.
It is not self closing
Q:what do i need to fit an opening of 45 inches?
Check for other brands of gates, they do make extra wide and extra tall gates, look in pet products if you cannot find them for children.
I have two of these and they are great gates! The gate body is about 27.5 inches. Will do about a 30 inch door opening without extensions as the screw out feet add about an inch to an inch and a half on each side. Extensions are about 3 inches and I had to use the extension that I did not need from the first gate (used on a 30 inch door) along with the extension from thesecond gate to do a 36 inch door. The extensions did pare up pretty nicely, are solid and look fine. You can use the extensions on either side if you need more than one and want to center the gate.
Q:How high is this gate
29 1/2 inches
Q:My opening is 45″ wide will it fit w/extensions, if so which ones ? I can’t figure it out to 45″, I already have this gate.. Any recommendations?
I’m struggling with this as well. It looks like the proper gate is 29-1/2 wide. With two extender options. 5 1/2″ and 11″. So if you have a 45 inch wide doorway, subtract the gates 29.5 inches – which gives you 15.5 inches of extension needed. Which is one inch LESS than and 11″ and 5 1/2″ extender together. So I’m thinking it won’t work for you with their extenders? My openings is 42″ wide and same problem. I need 12.5 inches of extension. I am assuming that the extenders are not at all adjustable so if I got two 5 1/2″ pieces I would be an inch short. But of course any other combination would be way too large. If anyone has installed these and has a better insight please do share, but it seems like you’d have to meet exact widths to use the extenders?
Update: OMG could I be less helpful, I think that math is wrong. Because it does come with one 2 3/4 inch extension. I’m still not clear on whether there is any “range” available to these extenders or if you have to match exactly.