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<p>Quick question-</p>
<p>Does anyone have the current edition of the Baby Bargains book?  Can someone tell me which brand of baby gate the recommend?  I'm looking for a NON-pressure mounted gate for the top of my very treacherous stairs.</p>
 

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<p>I like the First Years Clear Swing gate, although it can be used as a pressure gate.  Otherwise it would have to be installed/drilled in the doorway.  I have a climber and it doesn't allow her to gain any purchased to even try to climb it.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.learningcurve.com/product/detail/Y4996D2?locale=en_US" target="_blank">http://www.learningcurve.com/product/detail/Y4996D2?locale=en_US</a></p>
 

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<p>I have the same gate as a PP and I would NOT recommend it for the top of very treacherous stairs.  We have it drilled into the door frame and the pressure mounters are always coming loose, so that I can easily kick the door and have it open.</p>
 

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<p>Hmmm...  Well, maybe I just need to go with my original plan faster then.  I was (eventually) going to have my neighbor's son convert a regular wood door into a Dutch door.  I hadn't really thought about the climbing issue. </p>
 

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<p>I can't find a link to the gate we used, but it was tall, wooden (and stainable to match) and sturdy.  It did not auto close like our current one does, but it worked very well.  We never had issues with climbing or kicking, etc, and by the time he was old enough to figure out how to open it, he was old enough to navigate the stairs.  We left it at our old house because it was permanently installed and our tenant has daycare kids, so I can't even tell you the brand, just that we went to babies r us and compared them side by side.</p>
 

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<p>We had this Evenflo gate: <a href="http://www.evenflo.com/product.aspx?id=230" target="_blank">http://www.evenflo.com/product.aspx?id=230</a> and really liked it.  My son was able to figure out how to open it when he was about 4yrs old though, so that might be a factor to consider.  I liked it because it was easy to remove after the kids were in bed, but it was impossible to remove as long as it was latched closed.  Also, it was pretty inexpensive compared to some other options.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>LM96</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285339/safety-question-baby-bargains-baby-gate-question#post_16116393"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>We had this Evenflo gate: <a href="http://www.evenflo.com/product.aspx?id=230" target="_blank">http://www.evenflo.com/product.aspx?id=230</a> and really liked it.  My son was able to figure out how to open it when he was about 4yrs old though, so that might be a factor to consider.  I liked it because it was easy to remove after the kids were in bed, but it was impossible to remove as long as it was latched closed.  Also, it was pretty inexpensive compared to some other options.</p>
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Yes!  That is the one I had!</p>
 

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<p>Huh.</p>
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<p>I've had that First Years Gate in two areas of my house for the last year.  One at the top of a steep staircase.  We've never had any problems with any part of it, and my daughter is ROUGH.  It's never even come close to opening based on someone kicking, pushing, shaking, etc.</p>
 
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