It's time to fit a stair gate in our house. We've got one but the bottom of our stairs are strange. The wall goes all the way on one side but finishes about 4 stairs up on the other and goes into the room.
We want to fit the gate on the bottom stair because it would be dangerous so far up and were thinking we'd have to build some sort of extension to the wall contraption!?
Anybody had experience of fitting stair gates to unconventional stairs?
I have heard that it is actually safer to have the stairgate a few steps up, as the child can learn to climb up and down and won't seriously hurt themselves falling 4 steps, whereas if they never get to practice they are at risk when they finally do come across some unguarded stairs. Just a thought!