As a parent, you are likely to be slightly paranoid about the safety of your child, especially if you’re a first-time parent. That's why baby fences are excellent items to include in your repertoire of child-handling tools.
With a baby fence, you can get a modicum of control over where your baby is. You can essentially shape and control the space in your home, cordoning off areas that you deem unsafe for your child. This could be anywhere in your home, from fireplaces and stairs to kitchens or the yard. If you are looking for a way to help babyproof your house, then take a look at these best baby fences. If you have time to build a baby fence take a look at this article.
OUR TOP PICK FOR WIDTH
Our first item is an incredibly wide option that is perfect for larger homes with large rooms or parents with many different areas that they might want to control.
As we have already prefaced, this adjustable baby gate by Regalo is quite large, reaching a maximum width of up to 193 inches and a sizable height of 28 inches. By default, the fence has eight different panels that can be adjusted to either reach across an expansive room from wall to wall or be angled to fit smaller rooms, openings, or doorways.
It can also be used to create an enclosed octagonal space for outdoor areas or rooms that are too large for the fence. It folds up for easy storage, and it also comes with four wall mounts for easy installation without the need for tools. The all-steel design makes it durable, and the one-touch safety lock makes it easy to open and close the gate for adults.
This is a great option, but there are two possible safety concerns to be aware of. The fence has various holes where the bars connect to the frame, and there is a chance that children might get their fingers stuck in these holes. Additionally, different small pieces included in the fence could become a choking hazard should they come loose.
•Large size to fit most homes
•Adjustable and customizable
•Folds for easy storage
•Potential choking hazards
•Children might get fingers stuck
Secondly, we have another item denoted by its versatility. Where it differs is in its design approach and use as a baby fence as a whole.
Whereas the previous baby fence could span across the length of a room or be adjusted to fit different spaces, this baby fence follows the more traditional design of using six different panels that connect to form a hexagonal play space. Each panel connects and uses a unique hinge design so that each one can act as a door. Altogether, the fence is 18.5 square feet and measures 28 inches tall. It has an interesting design that is sure to keep your kids fascinated.
There is a slight problem with the patterned design, though, as it might be attractive to look at, but it’s also very easy to climb. Thus, more adventurous babies can quickly scale the side. Additionally, the edges of the pattern can sometimes be quite sharp and can potentially cut skin, which is another hazard to be aware of.
•Interesting and attractive pattern
•Creates an enclosed and safe space
•Each panel features a unique hinge design
•Potentially sharp edges in the pattern
Toddleroo is a well-known brand when it comes to the designing and manufacturing of various baby and toddler accessories.
This baby fence is designed to create an easily adjustable safe space for your child to learn, play, and grow. This dual-design fence can act as both a freestanding play yard, much like the previous option, or a wall-mounted barrier fence that is incredibly wide - up to 201 inches long. The barrier stands 26 inches tall and can be easily folded for easy storage.
Altogether, there are six panels that fit an opening of a minimum of 38.5 inches. The panels are also detachable from each other so that you could use any amount of panels to fit any space appropriately. This makes for incredibly versatile fencing.
The main issue with this fence is that it is also easily climbable by more adventurous types. However, this issue isn’t as much of a problem because it is incredibly flimsy when not in its freestanding configuration.
•Versatile and customizable
•Very long and wide-ranging
•Can be freestanding or wall-mounted
•Flimsy design when not free standing
RUNNER UP FOR DESIGN
This option is far more in line with many of the ones you may have seen growing up yourself, with various shapes and designs made to encourage creativity and inspire imagination.
Designed to be neutrally colorful and have no gaps, this all-enclosed baby fence gives you a safe space that minimizes any chance of injury or mishap. The gate has an external safety lock that is difficult for a child to reach from the inside, especially since the fence is 23 inches tall.
The non-slip, durable plastic sits on a rubber base that is difficult to topple. Extra suction cups are readily available, and the fence is waterproof, hygienic, and compliant with toy safety standards. The fence is made up of 14 different pieces that are adjustable and easy to manipulate and alter.
The only real design issue is that the moon shape, in particular, is easy to climb for a toddler. Otherwise, there isn’t much to complain about.
•External lock that is difficult to reach
•Durable, sturdy plastic and rubber design
•Adjustable pieces that you can use to change
•Moon shape can be climbed
Our last item has a similar design to the previous baby fence but with a slightly different approach that may interest you a bit more.
This baby fence consists of 14 different panels, with two of them acting as gates with external locks that are challenging to reach from the inside. It has many of the same features we have already seen, with durable plastic walls and rubber soles to provide a sturdy fence. When entirely constructed, the dimensions measure 59 by 59 inches, with the fence being 53.6 inches tall. It’s also lightweight and easy to assemble.
The only safety concerns are with some of the gaps, which are just large enough to fit a child’s arm through and just tight enough for a child to potentially become stuck.
•Large area with a tall fence
•Lightweight and quickly put together
•Durable, colorful design
•Gaps that can cause a child to get stuck
To finish off, we’ll leave you with some recommendations. The baby fence by Dripex is a great option that can have its climbable issue easily dealt with. It’s easy to set up and sparks imagination and creativity. The Regalo option is a barrier alternative should you prefer that design instead.