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When to take the stair gates off?

(5 Posts)
pinkgirlythoughts Sun 23-Feb-14 09:33:19

Just that, really. How old was your child when you took the gates off?

TheWanderingUterus Sun 23-Feb-14 09:42:44

Two I think, but small house and he couldn't open doors.

We still have the screwed in one at the top of the stairs, but his bedroom door opens straight onto them and I was worried about him (and me) wandering around in the dark.

MooMa42o Sun 23-Feb-14 09:45:21

My husband removed them when they were 4 and 5, we only had the stairs and the kitchen left and to be fair the children had been able to open them for months & months, its was just reassuring to have the click sound to know they had opened them, whenever if happens it will feel too soon but you will get used to it i am sure! smile

Nocomet Sun 23-Feb-14 09:53:39

We kept the upstairs one for years, but only closed it at night, because we have a tiny hall with steps up to the bedrooms. It's terribly easy to trip and go down the main stairs too.

spritesoright Mon 24-Feb-14 04:22:38

As soon as DD could manage the stairs so around 21 months. There is a little gate at the top of the stairs but we never use it.

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