Baby Gate Spindle Rod Screws Replacement

Baby Gate Guru provides a convenient spindle rod replacement set. But what size works best for your brand of baby gate?

One common frustration for baby gate owners is losing the 4 spindle rods that go into the sides of pressure mounted gates. These screws or bolts are loose pieces, so they can be easily misplaced when a gate is in storage or left behind after moving house.

We understand this is a frequent issue for people, so we took it upon ourselves to offer a convenient spindle rod replacement set. Besides being available in multiple colors and sizes to match many different gates, they are also extra long (12cm) to ensure they fit your needs and can even add a couple of extra inches of reach to your gate.

But once you’ve found a replacement solution, the next question becomes what size spindle rod do you need?

What Size Spindle Rod Do I Need For My Gate?

Spindle rods typically come in 2 sizes to fit all the various types of safety gates out there: 8mm and 10mm (also referred to as M8 and M10). Not every gate uses exactly these sizes, but choose the correct size spindle rod and you can fit nearly any gate well enough to work great.

Generally, the spindle rod sizes for the different baby gate brands are as follows:

Summer Infant
Top Paw

Safety 1st
North States (Supergate / Toddleroo)
Baby Dan

If you have a gate from a different brand, let us know in the comments and we can do our best to find out which bolt size works best for it and add it to the list.

You can also measure the holes where the baby gate screws go into to determine the correct size yourself. An M8 screw is really about 6.6mm in diameter, so fits nicely into a 7-8mm hole. Similarly, an M10 screw is really about 8.6mm in diameter, so fits nicely into a 9-10mm hole.

If you are unsure, we suggest ordering 8mm since those will also fit larger holes, and should not move around when fully tightened. The opposite isn’t true–10mm spindle rods will be too big to fit some gates at all.

Looking for pressure mounted baby gate hardware but don’t see your brand of gate listed here? Let us know in the comments and we will do our best to add it to the list.