Top sites for baby equipment deals Best sites for stair gates
Buying a stair gate
A stair gate is a must for anyone with a young child who's on the move. We've put many through their paces and found several Best Buys to recommend. See our stair gate reviews for details.
To achieve Best Buy status a gate needs to be more than just safe. Installation should be a breeze, with logical and straightforward instructions. Gates that are tricky to open and close don’t make the grade.
Parents' forums can also be a great source of straight-talking advice - we bring you some of the best in our Top tips when buying online section.
Don't forget to measure up before going online to buy. You'll need to measure the width between walls at the top and bottom, and take into account any skirting boards that may make this gap smaller. You're likely to need more than one stair gate. Consider rooms without doors, such as the kitchen, as well as the top and bottom of stairs.
Costs can mount up with the number you need to buy, so use our guide to save money. We list sites that tend to offer great deals, but, as prices change frequently, it's always wise to compare prices before buying. We cover the best sites for comparing prices online in another part of this guide.
Best sites for stair gate deals
Below we list sites where we found good deals or extras on stair gates. If you buy online you actually have more rights than you do when shopping on the high street, as you can cancel your order up to seven days after you receive your goods, without having to give a reason. We cover your rights when buying online in another section of this guide.
We chose the sites listed here on the basis of price and the range offered - we haven't carried out customer satisfaction surveys on them. We list sites that tend to offer good deals, but to ensure you are paying the cheapest price, it's always wise to compare prices before buying. If the gate you are after is not widely available, go direct to the manufacturer's website to buy or for suggested stockists.
Babies R Us
Babies R Us is a specialist baby department of the Toys R Us chain. A Mother and Baby club offers mailings and money-off coupons. Delivery charges apply for orders under £50 and it costs more to specify a date.
Particularly good for: Mother and Baby club
Babies R Us isn't the only shop to offer a loyalty scheme. We've highlighted some of the best loyalty schemes, and what they offer, in another section of this guide.
Particularly good for: Ikea Family discounts; good for general nursery items
Kiddicare is the sort of site that experienced parents mention as a tip-off to parents-to-be. It stocks a wide range of well-known brands of nursery items, is consistently competitively priced and offers many discounts. It will beat lower prices elsewhere on the products it stocks. Delivery is free for orders over £29.99.
Particularly good for: Stocks a wide range of baby products; consistently good deals
Mamas & Papas
Mamas & Papas is a major nursery goods manufacturer with a wide variety of products and brands for all types of products. They also offer an extensive range of own-label products. Delivery charges apply.
Particularly good for: Extensive range of both own-label products and those from other brands
Mothercare is the largest and best-known nursery chain and offers a wide range of baby products. Delivery charges apply unless you order more than £50 worth of goods.
Particularly good for: Wide range of baby products