Stairs are dangerous territory with a little one rolling, crawling and toddling unsteadily around. Be sure to install a hardware-mounted gate, rather than a pressure-mounted model. Our family tester, Miguel Pedernera, dad of Olivia(2) reviewed the top hardware-mounted baby gates to see which ones were sturdiest, simplest to install and easiest to use.
Price$95 Fits 26" to 41" Colour White, taupe Installation 20 minutes, easy. Pros Mounts at any angle; solid, steel construction; clear instructions. Cons Tricky to open one-handed. Rating 9/10
FAMILY TESTER “Our runner-up¬–we loved the steel frame and its 180-degree swivel capabilities! The door was a little more difficult to open, which was virtually the only disadvantage. This gate would be most beneficial in unique doorways. Attachments are available (sold separately) that allow you to increase its width or attach it to wood banisters and other unique materials.”