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We mounted ours to open onto the landing, away from the stairs. We believe this has the following benefits: it's safer when it's not fully closed: if the locking mechanism hasn't really locked, so it is just leaned to, it still won't allow the child to fall down the stairs. it's easier to operate: especially when it's open, you don't have to reach into the ...


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Adding a bit more to Torben's answer... Every baby gate instruction manual and resource I've read stresses that they should be installed to open away from the stairs. In doing a bit of looking around, this is most simply put on the Evenflo site: To avoid baby pushing through a gate and falling down the stairs, a safety gate, at the top of stairs, ...


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I don't think there is any one correct answer here, it all depends on the design of your particular gate, stairs and landing. Personally, we don't close the gate when we're downstairs (because if the toddler did make it upstairs without us noticing, we want her to be able to get on to the landing and not be thwarted by a gate!) so the gate is only closed ...



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