Best gate for top of stairs
Child safety gates are not all the same. Some gates are suitable for the top of the stairs, some for the bottom, some are suitable to limit a child’s access to a certain room, or to keep him away from a dangerous hazard as could be a fireplace.
Pressure and tension mounted gates for example should never be used at the top of stairs regardless of what the manufacturer claims. They offer a false sense of security and can cause injury to you or your child as they could be easily dislodged or become a tripping hazard. It is also best not to use this type of gate in high traffic locations as they are often knocked out of alignment and consequently cease to lock properly.
When baby proofing the top of the stairs hardware mounted gates, such as the one pictured below, are the perfect solution. Contrary to what most people may think, if installed properly, this child safety gate, will not only be easier to use, but will also cause less damage to your walls than pressure mounted gates would.
This safety gate was installed by a Baby Safe Homes safety professional in replacement of the tension gate previously installed (which can be seen in the background) and which had become a hazard to this family.
Baby Safe Homes will help you choose the right gate the first time around by using only high quality gates that are stable, easy to use, and have a sturdy mechanism.
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