Baby fence: All you want to know about it

As soon as the child learns to crawl or walk, every parent starts getting worried about the safety of their children. Baby fences not only keep kids safe from dangers like fireplaces, stairs, or kitchen areas. But, can also keep the babies safe from other potential dangers like playing older siblings, some workers working at home, or parents carrying heavy and hot items out of the kitchen or moving the furniture. Parents can sit back and relax while watching their kids play in the baby fence. In this post, we will help you choose the best baby fence. Baby play fence comes in various sizes with various different features. We have put together this guide on how to choose the best baby fence.

What is a baby fence?

A baby fence is a protective barrier that works in two ways. 

  • To keep the baby in a particular place and keep the baby protected.
  • To separate one area of the house from the other.
  • Baby gates are used at the top and bottom of the stairs to keep the baby away from them.
  • Baby gates are also used near the kitchen areas to keep children away from the kitchen.

Do you really need a baby fence?

Having a baby fence is totally dependent on your choice, the age of the baby, and your home type. But, in my view, you must have a baby fence at home. A baby fence can keep your child safe from potentially dangerous situations and give freedom to the older children to play freely on their own. It can help parents to leave their baby for some time while they visit the washroom, talk on the phone, or cook. The baby will be in front of the parents’ eye site. But, still, parents can do their work while the kid is playing. You can maintain interaction with your kid while working in the kitchen when your baby is on the other side of the baby-safe gate. 

How to choose the best baby fence?

There are various factors that can help you select the best baby fence

  • Material
  • Height
  • Space between slats
  • Ease of assembly

Material

Baby fences are usually made of three types of materials wood, plastic, or metal. 

Fences made of wood are sturdy. But, you should check that there are no splinters in the wooden fence so that it does not hurt your child. The wooden fence can become discoloured when a child’s dirty hands touch them.

Plastic fences are lightweight, easy to clean and shift. But, this fence may not bear the weight of a heavier child climbing on, or leaning against the plastic fence.

Metal baby fences are a combination of the sturdiness of the wood, and easy to clean like a plastic fence. So, the best one to opt for is the metal baby fence. 

Height

The Height of the baby fence will depend on the developmental stages of the child. Most of these fences will be about 22 inches tall.

Space between slats

If the fence has slats, make sure that they should not be more than 6 cm apart. so, that your kid cannot get his head stuck between the slats.

10 best baby fences to consider

Here are the 10 best baby fences to consider that we want to let you know about it.

Toddlero by northstate super yard 6-panel baby play yard with review

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Toddleroo by North States Superyard 6 Panel Baby Play Yard. Playpen or Extra Wide Baby Gate, Wall Mount Kit Included. Made in USA. 38.5' - 201' wide, 5.5 ft corner to corner play yard (26' tall, Gray)
22,859 Reviews
Toddleroo by North States Superyard 6 Panel Baby Play Yard. Playpen or Extra Wide Baby Gate, Wall Mount Kit Included. Made in USA. 38.5" - 201" wide, 5.5 ft corner to corner play yard (26" tall, Gray)
  • [Free Standing Play Yard or Extra Long Baby Gate]: Our 6-Panel Superyard w/ Wall Mount Kit has a 26" height & 38.5-201" width; Use as a large play pen, or create a long baby gate using included wall hinges, screws & mounting connectors.
  • [Hardward Mount Baby Fence]: Use up to 6 panels; Hardware is mounted by drilling holes into walls such as wood or metal, fits over molding. Note: Mounting Kit is packaged under a cardboard pocket in the box, open both sides of box to unpack.
  • [Versatile & Expandable]: Our 6-panel play yard creates a freestanding baby playpen up to 5.5’ corner to corner, that's 18.5 sq. ft; Need a bigger area? Add a 2-Panel Extension (sold separately) for 6.5’ corner to corner, a 34.4 sq. ft. play area.
  • [Amazing Value, Safe & Portable]: Comes complete with carrying strap and non-slip pads; Plus, this durable plastic baby gate is kid-tough and difficult for either pets or children to climb.
  • [Keeping Toddlers Safe Since 1953]: Worry-free safety! Perfect for indoor & outdoor use, our Superyard creates a safe play area; For a baby playpen with mat, add the convenient Folding ABC Play Mat (sold separately) for added comfort during tummy time!

Pro’s

  • The toddlero by North state superyard with wall mount is an excellent solution for creating an indoor and outdoor play area for your kid.
  • The size can be changed and is expandable for a larger play safe.
  • This superyard can be hardware mounted to walls for protecting the kid against the dangerous areas.

Cons

  • It can be wobbly and starts moving when the kid is standing by the support of the play yard.

Evenflo Versatile play space with review

Evenflo Versatile Play Space Adjustable Play Area, 6-Panel (Cool Gray)
28,098 Reviews
Evenflo Versatile Play Space Adjustable Play Area, 6-Panel (Cool Gray)
  • Indoor/Outdoor Versatility: Exclusive reversible legs have outdoor stakes for lawn stability and anti-movement/non-scratch floor pads for any interior floor surfaces
  • Spacious: Over 18.5 square feet and 28” tall provides a safe space for the child to play
  • Easy and Quick Assembly: No tools required
  • Unique Hinge Design: Each panel can be a door access
  • Portable: Foldable with molded handle for On-the-Go Safety

Pro’s

  • Designed for both indoor and outdoor versatility play area.
  • It offers 18.5 square feet of versatile play area.
  • They have stakes for outdoor play and non-scratch floor pads for interior play.
  • It is quick and easy to install.
  • Smooth edges and moulded handle make it easy to carry anywhere for fun.
  • You can expand the play space with two panel extension.

Cons

  • May not be durable and sturdy enough.

Regalo 192 inch Super white adjustable baby gate and play yard with review

Regalo Plastic 192-Inch Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard, 2-In-1, Bonus Kit, Includes 4 Pack of Wall Mounts-4 Count (Pack of 1)
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Regalo Plastic 192-Inch Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard, 2-In-1, Bonus Kit, Includes 4 Pack of Wall Mounts-4 Count (Pack of 1)
  • SUPERWIDE: Fits opens up to 192 inches wide and stands 26 inches tall
  • 2-IN-1: Can convert from a super wide gate to an 6-panel play yard. No tools require, quick and easy
  • CONFIGURABLE: Each panel can be adjusted to fit almost any opening. Great for wide spaces, angled openings, hallway, doorway or bottom of stairs. Folds flat for storage
  • DURABLE AND CONVENIENT: The design is durable and convenient with a walk-through door. Can be used both indoor and outdoor
  • SAFETY: designed with a walk-through door with safety locking feature. Wall mounted for added security and protection. Meets all current safety standards. For children up to 24 months and great for pets too

Pro’s

  • This panel is a two in one expands to become a 192 inch wall mounted gate and a 8 panel playstation.
  • It is easy to set-up and includes 8 removable and configurable panels.
  • It is a convenient design with safety locking features.
  • Folds to easy setup which is easy to carry and store.

Cons

  • It may be wobbly and not so durable.

Albott 22 panel baby playpen kids activity center with review

Albott Foldable Baby Playpen- Baby Playard 22 Panel Folding Play Pen Kids Activity Centre Safety Play Yard Home Adjustable Shape, Portable Design for Indoor Use (White+Grey, 22 Panel)
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Albott Foldable Baby Playpen- Baby Playard 22 Panel Folding Play Pen Kids Activity Centre Safety Play Yard Home Adjustable Shape, Portable Design for Indoor Use (White+Grey, 22 Panel)
  • 【High Standard HDPE Safety Material】Our baby fence is made of premium HDPE materials, BPA free and ASTM certisfied, so that it will not harm your baby's health. 22 Panels Enough for 2-3 children to play in the safety activity centre.
  • 【PRE-ASSEMBLED & Adjustable Shape】The folding panel is pre-assembled and tighten the hinges to stabilize. No tools required. By increasing or decreasing the number of panels, you can combine them into squares, rectangles, hexagons to create different sizes of game space for your kids.
  • 【Triple Anti-Slip Protection & Safety Lock Gate】Both panel bottom is outfitted with double suction cup and anti-slip mats that create a sturdy base designed to withstand sliding from mobile child and comes with external locking gate that walk in and out your toddler playpen.
  • 【Functional Activity Board & Easy Setup】The interesting toy panel has turntable, rotating ball, BB sound button and simple abacus can improve your baby's mental agility. so your baby can safely explore inside the baby play yard, free your hands to do household chores or work.
  • 【25 Inch Safety Height】Kids can learn how to crawl, walk, or develop overall motor skills in a safe and spacious activity space. 25 Inch height design makes it not able for babies to climb out.

Pro’s

  • It has an HDPE safe material.
  • The toddler’s fence has a 22 piece. Combine any piece as needed. By increasing or decreasing the number of panels.
  • Has double anti-slip suction cups and safety locks.
  • It provides 50 sqft activity area which is enough for 3 to 4 kids to play.
  • It has turntable, rotating ball, and BB sound button which arouses kids curiosity.

Cons

  • It may not be durable.

Dripex baby playpen with review

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Dripex Baby Playpen, Foldable Playpen for Babies and Toddlers, Adjustable Shape Baby Fence, Safety Play Yard with Gate, Portable Play Area for Indoor or Outdoor (Grey+White,14 Panel)
2,609 Reviews
Dripex Baby Playpen, Foldable Playpen for Babies and Toddlers, Adjustable Shape Baby Fence, Safety Play Yard with Gate, Portable Play Area for Indoor or Outdoor (Grey+White,14 Panel)
  • 𝗞𝗘𝗘𝗣 𝗕𝗔𝗕𝗬 𝗦𝗔𝗙𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗦𝗜𝗗𝗘: The baby play pen is designed to keep your baby safe and secure, so you can have peace of mind knowing they're protected.
  • 𝗦𝗔𝗙𝗘 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗗𝗨𝗥𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗔𝗟𝗦: Made of HDPE which is safety material for babies, it's also built to last, can be used for years to come.
  • 𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗬 𝗧𝗢 𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗟𝗘 & 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗘: PRESS DOWN connectors to secure the baby play yard and PULL UP connectors to fold up for easy storage and take away.
  • 𝗖𝗨𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗠 𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗣𝗘 & 𝗦𝗜𝗭𝗘: Covers over 25 square feet and stands tall at 24", the size can be changed by changing the number of panels. Unlock the connector to customize any shapes and lock the connector to fix the fence.
  • 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦' 𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗘𝗦𝗔𝗩𝗘𝗥: Give your baby some space to grow independently, and give yourself "me" time.

Pro’s

  • Unique neutral colour suitable for both baby boys and girls.
  • The material is safe and has a non-slip design.
  • No gaps and fits well.
  • Has a neutral eye caring colour.
  • Large coverage for baby to play.
  • Foldable design for easy movement.

Cons

  • May not be durable.
  • Small parts may be a choking hazard.

Uanlauo foldable playpen with review

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UANLAUO Baby Playpen,Large Play Pens for Babies and Toddlers, Sturdy Baby Play Yards with Anti-Slip Base, Non-Toxic, Safe Indoor & Outdoor Kids Activity Center with Breathable Mesh (Grey+Cream)
2,480 Reviews
UANLAUO Baby Playpen,Large Play Pens for Babies and Toddlers, Sturdy Baby Play Yards with Anti-Slip Base, Non-Toxic, Safe Indoor & Outdoor Kids Activity Center with Breathable Mesh (Grey+Cream)
  • Large Play Area for Baby - Our baby fences is a great amout of play space for toddler to learm walk, which make up of 14 panels.The baby playarea is 20 square feet. Total dimension is 55x51x23 inches, which enough for baby/toddler to play
  • Anti-slip & Safety Lock - Slipping pad design is very sturdy, suitable for different floors. The safety lock fo toddler playpen with gate is specially designed for mom, being a lifesaver for mom to have a safe space to let baby play and crawl around
  • Functional & Neutral Color - There are smaller bears, stars, a larger bear face and a few rolling games (abacus, rollers) to prepare a toy space for your baby. The color scheme of baby play yards are very muted (grey and cream)
  • Sturdy & Secure - BPA free give your baby the closest contact, HDPE material is more durable, easy to clean. Our baby enclosure is sturdy and truly withstand baby pushing on it and holding it
  • PRE-ASSEMBLED - UANLAUO Playyard for baby actually comes all connected, all you need is to open it. And fasten the screws connecting each pieces.the foldable baby playpen saves room space and can be stored conveniently

Pro’s

  • Exquisite buckle design.
  • Foldable and easy packing.
  • Sturdy holding.
  • BPA free HDPE material which is more sturdy.

Cons

Summer Infant safety baby gate

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Summer Infant Extra Tall Decor Safety Pet and Baby Gate, 28” - 38.25” Wide, 36' Tall, Install In-between Rooms, Doorways and Stairways, 20” Wide Door Opening - Gray
4,438 Reviews
Summer Infant Extra Tall Decor Safety Pet and Baby Gate, 28” - 38.25” Wide, 36" Tall, Install In-between Rooms, Doorways and Stairways, 20” Wide Door Opening - Gray
  • EXTRA TALL: The Summer Extra Tall Decor Safety Gate is perfect for doorways, hallways, and stairways; This 36” tall gate fits openings 28” to 38.25” wide and includes 2 extension frames
  • EASY INSTALLATION: Easily install this gate on stairways with the included kit or between hallways or doorways with the no drill mount; Tools are required for hardware mounting
  • ONE HAND WALK-THRU: When used between rooms, this gate has a simple, one-handed walk-thru door allowing parents to move easily from room to room; Plus, the 20-inch wide door makes it easy to walk through
  • SAFE AND SECURE: Have peace of mind knowing your baby or pet can explore safely with this high-quality safety gate from Summer; The included door stopper will help provide extra security at the top of stairs
  • STYLISH GATE: This decorative safety gate is made with a stylish gray finish and arched doorway, so you can child proof your home in style; Standing 36” tall, it is ideal for use with toddlers and pets; 3rd party safety tested and approved

Pro’s

  • Easy no drill installation
  • Decorative wood and metal gate is for extra wide doorways.
  • The door swings in either direction
  • You can install this gate safely, and latch it safely at the top or bottom of staircase.
  • The safety gate has a stylish look.

Cons

  • May not be durable.

Baby playpen kid’s activity center

Dripex Baby Playpen, 79'×59' Play Pens for Babies and Toddlers, Safe Anti-Fall Play Yard with Gates, Baby Fence with Breathable Mesh, Indoor & Outdoor Kids Activity Center, Ash Grey
2,629 Reviews
Dripex Baby Playpen, 79"×59" Play Pens for Babies and Toddlers, Safe Anti-Fall Play Yard with Gates, Baby Fence with Breathable Mesh, Indoor & Outdoor Kids Activity Center, Ash Grey
  • 🌈𝗕𝗔𝗕𝗬 𝗦𝗔𝗙𝗘𝗧𝗬 𝗚𝗨𝗔𝗥𝗗𝗜𝗔𝗡: Dripex baby playpen makes sure every baby can enjoy a safe and happy New Year! Our play pens for babies and toddlers are made of 300D washable, heavy-duty Oxford fabric. The large play pen is tightly stitched and fully lined with a padded fabric filled with soft cotton. It eliminates the risk of pinching and head bumps. The bottom of the baby play pen is secured with 4 suction cups so that it cannot be tipped over or shifted.
  • ✨𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗦 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗦: When doing housework, you can place your baby in the safe playpen for babies and toddlers in peace. See-through mesh provides you with 360° full-view, so you can keep an eye on your baby at all times. The zippered door of the play yard for baby can only be opened from the outside. So visible baby play pen is also a thoughtful gifts for mom and dad who don't have to worry about baby getting out and wandering places.
  • 🧸𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗣 𝗕𝗔𝗕𝗬 𝗚𝗥𝗢𝗪 𝗕𝗘𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗥: The 32.37 square feet play pins for babies and toddlers gives your baby plenty of play space to practice crawling, standing, walking, running, and other movements. The included colorful pull ring not only helps your baby build arm strength but also helps them have more fun while learning to stand. It is ideal for Birthday gifts and New Year gifts for kids to help their overall development.
  • 🥰𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗬 𝗧𝗢 𝗜𝗡𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗟𝗟 & 𝗖𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗡: The baby fence play area is designed as a rectangle, so just identify the steel tubes on the long and short sides. No need to struggle to identify. You can install it in less than 10 minutes with no tools, just follow the instructions. Installation has never been easier! Install once and enjoy for a long time. Our baby gate playpen is made of washable Oxford fabric, you can easily clean milk and urine stains with a damp cloth and soap.
  • 🎁𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗤𝗨𝗘 𝗠𝗢𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥’𝗦 𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝗚𝗜𝗙𝗧: Actions speak louder than words. If one of your favorite people recently became a mom, show them how much you care with play pen for toddlers 1-3. Whether for the holidays, her birthday, or a baby shower, play pen for babies 6-12 months is a no-fail pick, that helps new moms who need some R&R to make the transition to motherhood more manageable.

Pro’s

  • Keeps baby safe in play activity center while parents want to cook and clean.
  • Sturdy holding
  • Covers a large area
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Bright and colourful design make the fence look lovely inorder to attract kids.

Cons

It may not be sturdy and durable.

Yoleo Baby Playpen fence

Pro’s

  • Keeps baby safe when the parents are not around.
  • The height of the panel is 24 inch. It has antislip rubber legs below so that it does not fall when the kid leans over.
  • The colourful component design improves the baby’s cognitive ability.
  • Materials are of great quality and are non-toxic.
  • Gaps between the slates are really small, so that baby’s hands or fingers does not get stuck into the slates.
  • One click folding baby play pen is easy to assemble and disassemble.

Cons

It may not be durable.

Costzone baby playpen

Costzon Baby Playpen, 14-Panel Foldable Large Baby Playard w/Locking Gate, Non-Slip Rubber Bases, Adjustable Shape, Portable Baby Fence Play Area Design for Indoor Outdoor Use (Beige + Gray)
5,168 Reviews
Costzon Baby Playpen, 14-Panel Foldable Large Baby Playard w/Locking Gate, Non-Slip Rubber Bases, Adjustable Shape, Portable Baby Fence Play Area Design for Indoor Outdoor Use (Beige + Gray)
  • 【Safety Material & Non-slip Design】 Our indoor outdoor baby playpen gate are made of high density polyethylene plastic and will not harm your baby's health and also resistant to wear. The non-slip rubber pad on the bottom of the panel makes it difficult to tip over and move. In addition, the package is equipped with extra suction cups that can be attached according to your needs. ASTM certification provides quality and safety.
  • 【Game Board & Upgrade Safety Lock】 Costzon baby play yards' toy panel is not only interesting but also educational. Lovely shape and bright color can attract your baby's attention. Help your baby develop senses. Children explore their physical strengths by letting them tug or grip at different parts of the pen. That's something cloth fences can't do. Each connection is double-fixed, and there is no gap between the panels. The upgrade safety lock also on the outside of the door.
  • 【Foldable Design for Easy Movement】 You can easily fold our baby gate playpen and move it to any ideal place, such as a bedroom, living room or balcony. In addition, the folded baby fence play area saves space and can be stored in the closet, under the bed and other places. This extra large playard allows you to do your housework or something else, while keeping a close eye on your baby.
  • 【Freely Combined into Various Shapes】 Our infant safety gates has a total of 14 pieces, you can combine multiple or all panels as needed. By increasing or decreasing the number of panels, you can combine playpen for babies and toddlers into squares, rectangles, hexagons or octagons to create different sizes of game space for your kids.
  • 【Large Coverage for Baby to Play 】All 14 pieces of door pieces with can be combined to provide enough spacious space for your baby. The total size: 55'' x 53'' x 23'' inches. Your baby can climb or walk inside, which can help the baby learn to crawl or walk to a certain extent. And you can also enter the baby fence to play or rest with your baby.
  • The material is safe and is non-toxic. The baby fences are made of high density polyethylene plastic. 
  • The non-slip rubber pad at the bottom makes it difficult to fall and tip over.
  • Foldable design for easy movement
  • Can be freely combined into various shapes.
  • Large coverage for baby to play.

Cons

  • Can be wobbly.
  • Suction cups may be easy to remove.

So, these are some of the baby fences that we wanted to bring to your notice. If you know of anything more please let us know in the comments section below.

Last update on 2024-05-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API