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Evenflo Top of Stair Gate
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Product Description

Evenflo Top-of-Stair Gate The Evenflo Secure Solutions Swing Gate is an inexpensive baby gate constructed of sturdy wood and measuring 30 inches tall. This safety gate from Evenflo swings open both ways, making entering and exiting as easy as it gets for parents. It mounts securely to any hard surface and is easy to install. It's ideal for stairway use!

Here is what a parent's mantra should be when seeking a safety gate: Easy for me, difficult for child. Because really, what else do you need? A good-looking gate is nice, sure, and it's important to have the right size for various entryways. But it all comes down to safety for the kid and ease-of-use for the parent. The Evenflo Top of Stair Gate meets and exceeds these stipulations. And it's not bad looking, either!

Perfect for High Traffic Areas
Designed to secure that most dangerous of crawler/toddler attractions, the stairs, the Top of Stair Gate features key safety elements, including four-point hardware mount, one-direction swing setting, and kidproof latch. Four-Point Hardware Mount
This is an extremely secure mounting when used with the one-direction swing setting for the gate. A Phillips screwdriver and electric drill with 1/8-inch bit are required (not included). A mounting template is included for quick installation—this is a very useful benefit, as most parents spend far more time than they had originally planned or hoped, installing gates. The gate is easy to remove (leaving the hardware in the walls) for those times when you don't need it and do want easier grownup access to the stairs.

Swing Mount
Correctly installed, the gate can swing both ways or be used with the one-direction swing setting for top of stairs use. The usefulness of this setting becomes obvious when you consider the danger of the accidentally unlatched gate swinging open over the stairs…

Childproof Latch
To open the gate, press in and slide out. You'll hear an audible click. Once you've got the hang of it, it's a quick, one-handed operation that will allow you to pass through the gate even while carrying a child—but foil even the most dexterous toddler's attempts to break out.

Vertical Bars: Not Just for Prison Anymore
Vertical bars are crucial to any gate's effectiveness. Amazingly, some gate manufacturers have not figured this out yet. A horizontal bar across a gate is an open invitation to climb. Evenflo, fortunately, has a firm grasp on this concept. The Top of Stair vertical bars' smooth, non-toxic, splinter-resistant finish thwarts little climbers. A Good, Basic Gate
Standing 30 inches tall and extending from 28 to 42 inches wide, the gate fits standard doorways and keeps children (up to 24 months) appropriately frustrated in their efforts to topple down stairs. --Emilie Coulter



Keep your home safe and secure for your growing child with Evenflo's Top of the Stairs Plus gate. This protective device meets the two key demands of a safety gate: it provides reliable protection from stairs for baby and is easy for parents to set up and take down. Once installed, this sturdy wood gate has a height of 30 inches tall and expands from 28 to 42 inches wide, and helps protect children up to 24 months.

The Top of the Stairs Plus gate offers:
  • Sturdy wood construction.
  • One-hand operation.
  • Secure 4-point hardware mount.
  • Easy set up.


Prevent any accidents by installing the Top of the Stairs Plus Gate. View larger.
Key Safety Elements Protect Your Child From Falls
Designed to secure the stairs, perhaps the most dangerous of enticements for crawling babies and new-to-walking toddlers, the Top of the Stairs Gate features key safety elements to help prevent accidents. First, the four-point hardware mount ensures that the gate stays in place, even when your child is pushing against it, and is highly secure for stairs and other entryways. And the mounting works in tandem with the one-direction swing setting and the kid-proof latch to provide additional security.

Ideal for High-Traffic Areas
The Top of the Stairs Plus gate is very user-friendly. Parents can set it up in minutes with the included mounting template and operate it with just one hand--an option that's especially helpful while carrying a child.

Once it's correctly installed, it can swing right, left or 180 degrees, or it can be used with the one-direction swing setting for extra security at the top of the stairs, an option that does not allow the gate to swing out over the stairs. It's also extremely convenient for high-traffic areas because it keeps baby safe while allowing adults to come and go quickly and easily.

Vertical Bars and Solid Construction
Vertical bars are crucial to any gate's effectiveness because unlike horizontal bars, they do not entice curious children to attempt to climb on them. That's why the Top of Stair Plus features vertical bars with a smooth, non-toxic, splinter-resistant finish. Built to last, this gate also features durable construction and looks attractive in any home. For added peace of mind, it comes with a limited 90-day warranty.

About Evenflo
For over 85 years, Evenflo has been a worldwide leader in the development of innovative infant equipment and is now one of the nation's leading manufacturers of high quality baby care and juvenile products. Evenflo began as a company that solely distributed baby care items. They have now expanded to manufacturing products, like car seats, strollers, high chairs, play yards and activity centers, that meet all the needs of children from birth to the pre-school years.


Here is what a parent's mantra should be when seeking a safety gate: Easy for me, difficult for child. Because really, what else do you need? A good-looking gate is nice, sure, and it's important to have the right size for various entryways. But it all comes down to safety for the kid and ease-of-use for the parent. The Evenflo Top of Stair Gate meets and exceeds these stipulations. And it's not bad looking, either!

Perfect for High Traffic Areas
Designed to secure that most dangerous of crawler/toddler attractions, the stairs, the Top of Stair Gate features key safety elements, including four-point hardware mount, one-direction swing setting, and kidproof latch. Four-Point Hardware Mount
This is an extremely secure mounting when used with the one-direction swing setting for the gate. A Phillips screwdriver and electric drill with 1/8-inch bit are required (not included). A mounting template is included for quick installation—this is a very useful benefit, as most parents spend far more time than they had originally planned or hoped, installing gates. The gate is easy to remove (leaving the hardware in the walls) for those times when you don't need it and do want easier grownup access to the stairs.

Swing Mount
Correctly installed, the gate can swing both ways or be used with the one-direction swing setting for top of stairs use. The usefulness of this setting becomes obvious when you consider the danger of the accidentally unlatched gate swinging open over the stairs…

Childproof Latch
To open the gate, press in and slide out. You'll hear an audible click. Once you've got the hang of it, it's a quick, one-handed operation that will allow you to pass through the gate even while carrying a child—but foil even the most dexterous toddler's attempts to break out.

Vertical Bars: Not Just for Prison Anymore
Vertical bars are crucial to any gate's effectiveness. Amazingly, some gate manufacturers have not figured this out yet. A horizontal bar across a gate is an open invitation to climb. Evenflo, fortunately, has a firm grasp on this concept. The Top of Stair vertical bars' smooth, non-toxic, splinter-resistant finish thwarts little climbers. A Good, Basic Gate
Standing 30 inches tall and extending from 28 to 42 inches wide, the gate fits standard doorways and keeps children (up to 24 months) appropriately frustrated in their efforts to topple down stairs. --Emilie Coulter

Features:
  • One-hand, childproof release swing gate is convenient for high traffic areas.
  • Removable swing control setting will not allow gate to swing out over stairs.
  • Four-point hardware mounting--highly secure for stairs or other entryways.
  • Installed height 30 inches tall and expands from 28 to 42 inches wide.

Customer Reviews:

  • Great, if you don't have baseboards
    I'm not sure how they expect you to be able to install this gate. The instructions say you can't install it over uneven trim, and the bottom of the gate has to be between two and three inches from the floor. I have two kinds of baseboards in my house--the old clamshell kind and some taller newer trim--and I couldn't install it over either type. I had to remove a chunk of trim from the wall entirely. I didn't really mind because we're replacing the baseboards in that area anyway, but I would guess most people would find this pretty annoying....more info
  • Best gate EVER and very durable
    It took until my son was 4 years old to figure out how to open the gate on his own. I have one at the top of the stairs and one for the kitchen. Two slats have recently broken off but the gate withstood 3 boys for 5 years. Slats were repaired with glue but keep coming off. I am purchasing the same gate as a replacment....more info
  • Great product and great value!
    This is exactly what we were looking for. We needed a semi-permanent gate for the top of our stairs, and this product is secure and easy to install. The only issue we had was that our molding at the bottom of our walls is thicker than most, so we had to work around that. It sticks a little bit sometimes, but I think that's because we had that molding issue to deal with.

    Great value and great product!...more info
  • Hate this gate!
    This is probably my 4th gate purchase after searching for the perfect one for the top of my stair and reading the great reviews for this product I bought it. I have a 3yr old, an 18 month old and #3 on the way I wanted a gate that was easy to open/close with one hand while carriying a baby...this was not it. You have to make sure that the top and bottom line up exactly to get it to lock not exactly easy with one hand and then when you have to slide it to open I have already pinched my hand in it multiple times and it had only been up 1 day!!...more info
  • Nice gate
    The Evenflo top of stair gate is a good find. Relatively easy to install, simple design, and sturdy. We have three of these (3-story house with a second set of stairs).

    To install, we needed to be a little creative to account for the plaster walls (not great with screws) and baseboard (sticks out further than walls). We attached a small piece of wood (same thickness as baseboard) to the plaster wall. This evened it up and gave the screws something better to latch on to. It's not necessarily pretty, but it works quite well and the baby is safe.

    ...more info
  • Good looking, easy gate
    Easy install, easy to use. Like the natural wood look. Easy to remove completely off hinges if you want. Overall a great safety gate....more info
  • Good unit
    This was easy to install, took only minutes once I made an adapter board to mount it to our headpost on the banister rail. Unit seems well made....more info
  • Very solid and safe, but takes a bit to install.
    I would rate the gate 5 stars if the kit included hardware for floor trims. Because it does not, it did take me a bit to fashion my own wall reinforcement (thanks to the photos posted by other users). If you are do-it-yourself savvy, then this gate is for you....more info
  • decent gate
    overall, a good gate. beware when installing if you have baseboards on both sides of the stairs. the slot where the gate locks at the bottom requires more room than the hinges on the other side....more info
  • Do not buy this gate if...
    ...there is a baseboard where you want to mount it. The instructions that come with the gate state explicitly that the gate cannot be mounted because of the unevenness of the wall with a baseboard. This constraint is never mentioned in the advertising for the gate. Hopefully if you read this you will save the hassle and shipping/return costs....more info
  • Works great!
    I checked out a lot of gates and settled on this one. Good price, great functionality and easy to install. A few times I caught my little one grabbing and banging on it at the top of the stairs and it's held it's own just fine. Take the time to make sure you install it right and you're all set....more info
  • THE BEST PURCHASE EVER!!
    In our home we have the Eddie Bauer baby gate (not a big fan), but we needed a really safe sturdy gate for our summer cottage. The stairs are so steep I feel like I am climbing a ladder sometimes and with so many kids in and out of our home in the summer, my husband and I didn't want to take the chance of any accidents on our stairs. I researched so many baby gates, including the Kiddie Guard (expensive), but with so many positive reviews on this gate, I decided to give it a try. It is a pain to install. Warn daddies in advance to expect the worst when it comes to intallation. But the end result is SO worth it! It took my husband a few trips to the hardware store, but now that it is up, I love it and so does he!! It is super secure and sturdy. There is NO WAY any kids (even older kids)I know can get past this gate. My 22 month old daughter goes up to the gate and tries to shake it, the gate does not budge, doesn't even make a sound, it will not move unless a strong adult unlatches it. The price is so reasonable I thought it wouldn't be as good, but it is better. As for adults, it is simple to open and close and we have had no pinched hands at all. I am hard pressed to recommend anything to other moms, but this item is a winner. If you want a true "top of the stair" baby gate, this is a must have. This gate would work in many other parts of your house too. Evenflo has figured it out! ...more info
  • Very secure... if it's closed!
    This gate is a great hardware mount gate. We had to mount it a little high due to molding. You DO need a hand free to latch the gate behind you. So, if you're carrying baby and stuff, be sure to put stuff down THEN close the Gate THEN put the baby down. Quick baby may get to the stairs before you have time to latch it! (This goes for any baby gate, unless it's the kind you can just kick closed - which I've only seen in pressure mount, not for top of stairs.)...more info
  • Great Product
    This gate is very durable. My 8 month old uses it to stand up all the time and I trust it to stay put, since it is drilled into the wall at both ends. The latch is easy to release. This could also be used as a doorway gate....more info
  • Perfect for everywhere in the house.

    Pros: Great gate, very secure and pretty cheap compared to others!
    I found it pretty easy to use with one hand.
    For those who have and old house: this one will work even if you have nothing straight or flush in you home! I'll definitively get more.

    Cons: The instructions are not crystal clear but it wasn't hard to guess how to install it.
    Since this is a "sliding" type of door, make sure your toddler's fingers are not on the door when you open it....more info
  • Excellent Purchase
    This item was very easy to install and has worked liked a charm since then. I am very satisfied with this product. Definitely the best deal for the money....more info
  • If there were a 6th star this gate would get it!
    I'll admit I was skeptical, even with all of the GREAT reviews..... I thought to myself what kind of person pays this much for a baby gate! I convinced myself to order it and I am BEYOND pleased with it! Quite honestly, I would have paid double what I did because it's simply THAT good! I have 2 VERY adventurous lil boys 3 and under, this gate I am SURE has saved many a *tumble* down the stairs. If you have a little one do NOT waste your money on other gates..... Shop WISELY and INVEST in this one. I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend it! ...more info
  • unsafe on top of the stairs.
    We bought ours at Lowes. We were so happy because it looks good, it's lightweight, and easy to open. However, after installing it on top of our stairs, I question my husband on how it swings... then all of sudden the spindle came off! The spindle was just glued on it! I was so shocked and returned it the next day. This should have been recalled....more info
  • Reliable gate -- with proper mounting
    We're using two of these in my house. The good: easy to use even in high-traffic areas, sturdy enough, easy to remove when not needed, and straight-forward installation.

    The only difficulty was finding wall studs to mount the brackets.
    ...more info
  • A good choice
    We've been fighting with our pressure lock gate at the top of the stairs for about 2 years now. We finally decided to look for a replacement and this seemed like a good choice. Reading previous reviews gave us a good idea what we were getting into with installation. (Thanks everyone!) Armed with that knowledge, we were able to install the gate with little difficulty. The template is useless if you have molding, as predicted. To my mind, the wood doesn't seem as sturdy as I'd have liked. We have the gate essentially to prevent accidental falls, and it's good enough for that. It is not hard to open or close. Anyone getting fingers pinched isn't paying enough attention to what they're doing, imo. I can't say if I'd recommend it for a high traffic area, since that's not where ours is, and I don't know how it would stand up to normal toddler abuse. But as a safety net, this gate is a good choice....more info
  • Why buy 1 when you can buy 4?
    I've had one of these at the bottom of my stair for awhile, and finally decided to get a few more. I use them to keep "dog-free" zones in my house. The bars are close enough together that not even my miniature daschunds can squeeze through them (well except when they were 2-3 months old), but my cats jump these gates with no problems. I've even stained and sealed them so they blend in with the woodwork of my house a bit better. For me to be buying my 4th gate, these have to be pretty decent....more info
  • Good baby gate !
    This is a solid, easy to install gate that actually fit out 45" wide stairs. My wife had it put up in minutes. It strong, easy to open and keeps the kids in. We ended up buying two and they're worth the purchase....more info
  • Very safe and simple
    My 18 month old cannot break this no matter how hard she tries. And she has broken pretty much everything else that she can get her hands on. It was very easy to install. I drilled mine to the door posts because I didn't want to take any chances with my little one. My 7 year old niece couldn't figure out how to open this gate, much less the baby. Peace of mind without breaking the bank is what this provides you....more info
  • Simple and reliable
    Very simple in design. Easy to install. Used wax to give same color as our wood floor.

    Easy lock and unlock....more info
  • Dangerous - Pinches skin badly!!
    Update: 6-months later - the sliding mechanism has loosened up considerably with use. It now slides smoothly without pinching our hands. I've found the gate to be strong and secure - it has never weakened or popped out when my son tries to stand on it. So, if you buy it, try rubbing some wax, or something, on it to help in the beginning, because it was pretty dangerous at first. And also be aware that little hands can still get pinched in between the actual rungs when you're opening it. That will happen with any slotted, sliding gate. Some further negatives I found is that the latch is loud, and it's also difficult for grandma to open and close because she has arthritis in her hands. And with it being difficult for her to do, she tries repeatedly and the noise is very loud and annoying. I'm always afraid she's going to wake the kids. So, if you have your mom at your house a lot, get something easier. It will save a lot of frustration - for both of you!

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    I've had this installed for a little over a week and have seriously pinched my skin twice on it. What happens is when you unlatch it, you first have to slide the gate in, then swing it out. There are metal brackets that hold the two halves of the gate together, and in which the horizontal wooden bars slide along to extend and contract (look at the photo - you'll see what I mean). The sliding movement is quite stiff and hard to do. I'm sure with use it will loosen, or perhaps I can put some wax on there. But when you're opening the gate in a rush, as I did today when we were hit with a sudden downpour and I needed to run upstairs to shut the windows, I put too much muscle into getting the darn thing to slide, and the outside of my hand got pinched beneath the metal bracket. The first time I did this last week my older son woke up yelling for me and I wanted to get upstairs quickly before he woke the baby. My hand got pinched under that metal part and I thought to myself that I need to be more careful. But busy parents like us don't have the time to stop and think about being careful when opening a gate. When we've got screaming kids and rain coming through the windows, the last thing we should have to worry about is hurting ourselves on a SAFETY gate!! I dont' mean to beat a dead horse, but seriously, that's not good. The pinch I got today was major painful - I've got a blood blister that's almost half an inch long! ...more info
  • Work so well, I threw the box away and bought another.
    This is a very simple and sturdy gate. Very easy to use one handed. We put the second one at the door to our child's room. It's easy to be quiet shutting this gate. I've recommended this gate to my friends already. ...more info
  • Great Gate
    We have this gate at the top of our stairs. It is a really good one. My 5 year old cannot even open it but it is no problem for my husband and I. IT is strong and sturdy and looks nice. Wood is always more appealing than plastic....more info