Kidco Extra Tall and Wide Auto Close Gate Review

Kidco Extra Tall and Wide Auto Close Gate Review

The product was provided for review purposes. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Stairwells are oftentimes the hardest parts of your house to baby proof. In our new house we have a space that I needed to block off, but finding a gate that would work wasn’t an easy task.

Kidco Extra Wide Gate

I chose the Kidco Extra Tall & Wide Auto Close Gateway ® G1201 because it was a very wide gate and it uses pressure to stay in place so that you don’t have to ruin your home. This also makes the gate easily movable.

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The gate also has a door that has a self closing mechanism for easy entry and exit. It is magnet-lock that automatically draws the door closed and guarantees it locks each and every time! If you push the gate all the way open, it has a Hold Open feature that secures the door in an open position and suspends the auto-close feature allowing free traffic flow until it’s pushed closed again.

These features are all perfect for our uses. I got the gate a little early because my dog love to pee on the carpet! It serves 2 purposes because  it is high enough so the dog can’t get over it and also Cami is a growing machine. She is in the 97% for height, and I want to make sure the gate protects her.

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The gate quickly became part of the house and it is though it has always been there. I like that it is black and blends in quite well with the rest of the house. I’ve had inexpensive doggie gates before and nearly killed myself trying to get over them. This gate is a pleasure to have in the house. I love it!

Baby Gate Review

The installation requires no tools. Here is a quick video on how to install the gate. If the extra tall and extra wide is not for you, Kidco has a gate finder that helps your decide what type of gate you need.

This gate is my new favorite baby item because it allows me to section off my house from the dog and is the start of the baby proofing protection plan for my little one.


You can purchase the Kidco Extra Tall & Wide Auto Close Gateway ® G1201 here.


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  1. Eileen Richter says

    We need an angle mount stair gate and I’d love to get the Angle Mount Wood Safeway ® G2301

  2. Darlene Owen says

    I learned that it Installs quickly; no tools needed

  3. heather eg kaufman says

    I really want to Pea Pod plus!!!!

  4. Jennifer says

    the peapod travel bed is awesome!

  5. DESIREE H says

    Custom Fit Auto Close ConfigureGate ® G3001 would be great since I have twins that are about to start walking! Thanks so much!!

  6. Em Ma says

    I’d love to have the Custom Fit Auto Close ConfigureGate ® G3001

  7. D Schmidt says

    Visited the site and I like PeaPod Plus

  8. Elizabeth Godschalx Wisniewski says

    I like the peapod travel beds

  9. Kalani says

    Love the kidco food processor for making baby food!

  10. Melissa M says

    I like the Custom Fit Auto Close ConfigureGate ® G3000

  11. barbara n says

    I love that the gate installs quickly with no damage to walls or doorway

  12. Erin G says

    I love that it is easy to install, quick and you dont need any tools to put it up!

  13. Lisa B. says

    This looks like a great gate to have! I love the auto close feature 🙂

  14. Erin says

    I like the hold open option so you can leave the gate open when needed.

  15. Alex T. says

    I found out that this gate has a hold open feature when I checked out the website. I have a gate somewhat similar to this now, and it does not have this feature. I am constantly having to prop it open when I need it to stay open! It is frustrating. A hold open feature would really be a welcome feature.

  16. sherry blamer says

    I want the magnet cabinet locks. they would keep my daughter out of my drawers.

  17. Catherine Ly says

    I like that the gate is easy to install, I don’t have to put holes on the wall or cabinet

  18. vanessa richard says

    i learned it has a two way door with a guarantee lock everytime

  19. Debra Hall says

    i like the Children’s Mesh Bed Rail BR202 its very nice

  20. I like the Custom Fit Auto Close HearthGate G3100

  21. Allison Downes says

    I like the Peapod travel bed!

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  22. Tamar says

    I like the Peapod plus.

  23. Kimmie Kim says

    Can be installed with no tools.

  24. Katie Roch says

    I really like the Designer Angle Mount Safeway ® G2401.

  25. Stan Lee says

    The Custom Fit Auto Close ConfigureGate will let us block part of the living room for our baby on the way!

  26. Amanda Starr says

    I like the line of BabySteps natural feeding system

  27. Stacey Roberson says

    I love the Go-Pod in Sorbet. Perfect for on-the-go!

  28. Tara Liebing says

    I love that it has a magnet lock!

  29. Rachel TRavis says

    Easy installation is the key!!! I hate gates normally because they’re so difficult!

  30. Cheryl O W says

    Love the magnet-lock feature!

  31. Rachel Fox says

    This would be perfect for the extra wide entry to the nursery!

  32. marissa lee says

    i like the Door Knob Lock S352.

  33. Carole Ingram says

    I have learned that they do not recommend the use of pressure mount gates at the top of the stairs, didn’t know that 🙂

  34. Michelle F. says

    it has Non-toxic powder coat paint

  35. Shelley P says

    I also really like the Custom Fit Auto Close ConfigureGate ® G3001.

  36. anne perry says

    I like the go pod

  37. Beth says

    Love the Pea Pod Plus

  38. Elizabeth P. says

    I like the Peapod Plus!

  39. Carolyn K says

    I like the Peapod travel bed

  40. Mihaela Day says

    I love the Magnet-Lock Technology – a dual magnet design that automatically draws the door closed and guarantees it locks each and every time

  41. colleen fowler says

    I would like the freeze n’ serve storage cups, they would be so handy when I start my baby on solid foods!

  42. Trenda T says

    LOVE the Peapod Travel Bed!

  43. kim burnett says

    I like the peapod travel beds

  44. sandy weinstein says

    love that you dont need any tools, like that it is nice looking and sturdy and you can custom fit

  45. kelly says

    I like the hold open feature.

  46. Sam Stamp says

    I want the Pea Pod Plus! It would be super helpful for when we travel.

  47. maria c says

    I like the Custom Fit Auto Close HearthGate G3100.

  48. Christina Strapp says

    I like the PeaPod plus.

  49. Stephanie Phelps says

    I would love to have the PeaPod Plus! They have so many cool items!

  50. Kathy Lane says

    I love that the gate is extra tall & wide and will auto close on it’s own.

  51. Sarah says

    I also like their children’s mesh bed rail!

  52. Vivien L says

    I learned they were the first to introduce metal safety gates to the US 20 years ago.

  53. Rosanne says

    From Kidco I want the BabySteps Complete Natural Feeding System F5000

  54. polly says

    Love the Peapod that will be available soon

  55. I love the Home Safety section with products for every room of the house!
    Very well planned out. Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. Amelia Drew says

    THe travel bed would be great!

  57. Pauline Milner says

    I like the Auto Close Gate 1101. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity. We are going to have a new Grandson in a couple of weeks, so this giveaway would come in very handy! Keep up the terrific blogging.

  58. I love the Peapods

  59. krista grandstaff says

    I love the extra height on this gate, it would do more to deter the little climber I have right now! I also like that it is pressure mounted so I’m not going to have unsightly repairs when my wee one is finally old enough for it to be taken down…

  60. Jennifer says

    that pea pod travel bed is such a great idea! i love that it zips too!

  61. kim says

    I love that they are pressure mounted and you don’t have to drill holes in your walls

  62. I love the PeaPod Travel Bed could really use this when my little girl goes to her grams.

  63. Breanne says

    I like the Go-Pod


    I need this gate (or one like it) for the top of my stairs.

    I also LOVE the Peapod Plus. It would be great for trips with my son because he is not great at sleeping on a regular bed yet. There is always something hanging off!

  65. nannypanpan says

    I want a peapod

  66. Bo says

    I also like the PeaPod Plus!

  67. susan smoaks says

    i like the peapod

  68. Vikki Billings says

    I also like the PeaPod Travel Bed

  69. nickie says

    I like the Pea Pod plus

  70. katherine d says

    I like their bed rails


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