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#1 of 10 Old 03-22-2009, 04:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Well my 10 month old has full mastered going up the stairs. Turn your head for 2 seconds and he is darn near up the steps. However he has not learned how to come down. I taught my daughter to slide down on her tummy but I don't remember how I taught her! Sigh

Anyway...I need a gate for the top of my stairs. Only issue is that at the top of the stairs are wrought iron bars on each side. All the gates I see are pressure mounted (which won't work) or attach to drywall...which also won't work.

The people that owned my house b4 me had only a gate for the bottom of the stairs where there is drywall on one side and the iron on the other side. There are brackets on the drywall side and it seems the gate just leaned up on the iron side...well...he has figured out in about 4 hours how to slide that right out the way. Sigh

So...I need help with an inexpensive option to safety guard my stairs. They are beautiful but not quite practical for this.

PLEASE HELP!

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The Lascal Kiddy Guard is great. I believe it can be mounted on banisters on either one or both sides but I think you have to buy the mounting kit separately.

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Hi Mama,
I'm trying to picture what your staircase. We used this banister kit around our wood ones. Maybe you could get something like this for your iron ones.
http://www.kidsafeinc.com/product/K1...ltion_Kit.html
At the top of the stairs you need a gate that screws in, not a pressure mounted one.
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Here are pics of my stairs..I really need to find something...not sure if the wood banister ones will work for me since my rails are so skinny...

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This might be crazy, but could you get a pressure mounted gate with thin-ish rails (kind of like this) and use several heavy duty zip ties to attach it to an iron rail on each side?

Or this is not cheap, but I want one of these.

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This might be crazy, but could you get a pressure mounted gate with thin-ish rails (kind of like this) and use several heavy duty zip ties to attach it to an iron rail on each side?

Or this is not cheap, but I want one of these.
My only issue with that is that it would then have to be climbed over each time which does not sound like a great idea for my 9 year old. I don't want her tumbling down the stairs for the sake of keeping the baby from tumbling...lol.

That second gate is beautiful!!! How does it even stay up without installation?

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My only issue with that is that it would then have to be climbed over each time which does not sound like a great idea for my 9 year old. I don't want her tumbling down the stairs for the sake of keeping the baby from tumbling...lol.

That second gate is beautiful!!! How does it even stay up without installation?
I was thinking of one on the ones that opens in the middle. You'd only zip tie the rails on either side of the part that opens. Climbing over it would be a bad idea.

A friend of mine has a gate like the second one. It has feet perpendicular to the gate that it sits on. It's very sturdy and attractive.

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I was thinking of one on the ones that opens in the middle. You'd only zip tie the rails on either side of the part that opens. Climbing over it would be a bad idea.

A friend of mine has a gate like the second one. It has feet perpendicular to the gate that it sits on. It's very sturdy and attractive.
Ooohhhhhhhhhhhh...ok now I get it. Can't blame the slowness on pregnancy brain almost a year later, huh? LOL

Hmmm...that's a thought. I wonder how well that would work...hmmmm

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I was just coming here to post a similar question. We have iron bars on both sides of our stair case also, at the top and bottom. We ended up buying this cheap wooden gate from Target that works ok, but it broke when our 3 year old tried to climb over it!


I need to find something that can't be climbed over.

Good luck - I hope you find something.
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