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Last Updated on June 1, 2023 by babyfellow


Do Baby Gates Expire?

Baby gate installed on stairs


The simple answer to this question is No, baby gates do not expire. However, it may be necessary to replace your baby gate periodically due to wear and tear or advances in the technology of child safety products over time. So we can say that baby gates do expire but not in the typical  sense.

If you are using an old baby gate that hasn’t been replaced in past several years, it is important to inspect and make sure it is in good condition and meets the current safety standards.

When buying a new baby gate, look for one that has been tested for safety by an independent testing organization like the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA).

These products are regularly inspected for quality and safety, so you can be confident that the item you are purchasing will keep your little one safe.

It is essential to ensure that all safety gates are up-to-date with the latest JPMA standards to guarantee maximum protection and security.

How old should a stair gate be?

The age of your stair gate will depend on the amount of wear and tear it has endured over time. If you are using an older model, we recommend to remove it and buy a newer one that meets the current safety standards.

However, some older models may still be safe if they are in good condition and have not been recalled. It is important to check the manufacturer’s website for any recalls on their products.



he baby gates do not technically expire, but it is important to check the condition and safety standards of your baby gate to ensure the utmost safety for your child. Make sure to buy a new one if needed and keep up with the latest safety regulations for maximum protection. Doing so will help keep your little one safe and secure around the home!





This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns about bath time safety, please consult a qualified medical professional.