Review: BRICA Push to Close Extending Metal Gate


Review: BRICA Push to Close Extending Metal Gate

July 16, 2015

I was fortunate to be given the chance to review the BRICA Push to Close Extending Metal Safety Gate. I have a newly on the move 8 month old daughter and a 2.5 year old. I have been able to use the gate for a couple days now.  See my review below

Munchkin BRICA Extending Metal Gate

The Extending Metal Safety Gate by Munchkin has no unsightly adjustment holes along the bars, and is equipped with a unique tilting spring mechanism to reduce stress on walls every time its used. The spring mechanism allows the gate to tilt open or close, which minimizes pressure applied on walls. Handy quick-release settings allow for quick and easy removal when needed, too. Safe for use anywhere in the home (especially in the stairway), this hardware-mounted baby gate stands 30.5″ tall and fits openings 27.5″-45″ wide.

  • 30.5″ tall, fits openings 27.5″- 45″ wide
  • Unique tilting hinge mechanism puts less stress on walls
  • Quick-release, detachable gate removes easily when you have company over
  • One-way opening for use on stairs; two-way opening for use in doorways
  • Hardware installation



This review was written by Jennie Vessey, Director of Mommy Connections Saskatoon and a mother of two.

I was excited to receive the BRICA gate – with an 8 month old and 2.5 year old I have used a few different gates and I’m always looking for something that is easy to use. I found that this gate was fairly easy to assemble. I liked how easy it was to set to the width of our hallway and the fact that it doesn’t have the adjustment holes along the top and bottom of the gate. It took us about 1/2 hour to get the gate assembled and mounted. The instructions were just diagrams, not written instructions, which made some steps a bit more difficult to follow, but it wasn’t too complicated.

The gate can easily be opened with one hand, which as a mom is very important as we always seem to have our hands full! The handle is easy to use for adults, but not for children, which is great as I don’t have to worry about my daughter opening it. It is also easily closed – I can ask my 2.5 year old to close it and she is able to with no problems. Another added bonus is you can choose which way the gate opens – towards you or away from you.

The gate locks securely at both the top- and the bottom, making the gate very solid – which is very important with a not so gentle toddler who likes to stand on and pull things! Unlike some gates, the BRICA does not have a bar across the bottom, that could be a potential tripping hazard, which is very important if you are wanting to mount the gate at the top of the stairs.

Overall I really like the product! We felt confident that it would keep our girls safe, which is the most important thing. I highly recommend this product to ay family looking for a gate.

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– Easy to use, secure locking mechanism
– Can swing both in and out
– The lack of adjustment holes makes the gate more aesthetically appealing
– No bar at the bottom as a potential tripping hazard
– Gate can be adjusted to fit a variety of different sized openings

– Instructions were sometimes hard to follow without words, just diagrams



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0 Responses to “Review: BRICA Push to Close Extending Metal Gate”

  1. Snoopy says:

    Can this be attached to a stairway that has a wall on one side but bannister on the other? Or is it for use on walls only?

    • Mommy Connections Saskatoon says:

      I believe wall only but I didn’t try with a banister

      • Lily says:

        I have used it and attached one side to the bannister. It sucks to ruin the bannister but safety of your kids is more important.
        My grandsons climb on this gate and it stays put.

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