The Best Staircase Safety Banisters & Baby Gates

Updated July 20, 2017

Once a child is mobile, it is time to childproof the house. This can be a daunting task, since babies can get into trouble in so many places, from drawers to bathrooms. The stairs are an important area to baby proof because of the dangers of a baby falling and getting hurt. There are many gates and safety banisters to protect children from stairs, but some stand out as the best.

Clear Banister Guard Kit

The Clear Banister Guard Kit is a convenient solution to protect children from getting trapped in between the banisters in your home. This guard kit comes in 5 feet or 15 feet length, to accommodate your home's needs. This safety banister is transparent and shatterproof. Parents will appreciate the easy installation, with a hole punch and cable ties to help during the installation. The Clear Banister Guard Kit is also easy to clean: just wipe with a damp cloth and detergent.

Kid Safe Bannister Guard

The Kid Safe Bannister Guard is a convenient item to prevent toddlers and babies from throwing toys downstairs or falling. This guard attaches to any type of banister with enclosed tie straps. The Kid Safe Bannister Guard measures 3 feet by 15 feet, which is tall enough to keep older toddlers safe. With this safety banister, you can help ensure your children are safely playing upstairs.

First Years Hands-Free Gate

Parents will enjoy the easiness of use of the First Years Hands-free Gate, which can be opened with a foot pedal. It is simple for an adult to open the gate, but baby-proof, keeping babies and toddlers secure. The gate swings in both directions, so it can be used in hallways, doors or stairs. The First Years Hands-free gate is pressure-mounted, meaning it won't leave marks on your walls or doorway. Extension kits are sold separately if needed for wider openings.

Safety 1st Alarm Security Gate

The Safety 1st Alarm Security Gate is recommended for babies from 6 months to 24 months. This gate contains an alarm security system that alerts parents when the gate is opened, to give them peace of mind. It also features an indicator to let parents know the gate is securely locked. This gate swings open and is 28 inches tall. The security alarm system can be easily turned off when not needed.

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Lucia Mata has been writing since 2008, covering parenting and design topics. Her work has appeared in both English and Spanish publications. Mata has an Associate of Arts in interior design from Salt Lake Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Utah Valley University.