Updated August 19, 2019 by Joseph Perry

The 10 Best Tall Baby Gates

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in August of 2015. Is your rugrat a blossoming mountain climber who is starting to wander into places he or she shouldn’t? Keep your youngster safe from falls and dangerous areas with one of these extra-tall baby gates. Safe when used correctly, they're ideal for securing stairs and open doorways, and come in a wide variety of colors and designs to match the decor of your home. Some even double as pet gates. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best tall baby gate on Amazon.

10. Safety 1st Wide

9. Regalo Deluxe

8. Evenflo Stairs

7. Regalo Walk Thru

6. Dreambaby Chelsea

5. Summer Infant Deco

4. Regalo Home Accents

3. Munchkin White

2. North States Arch

1. Cardinal Stairway Special

Editor's Notes

August 17, 2019:

A baby gate is an essential piece of equipment for parents of mobile youngsters. It can help keep them safe from hazards like stairways and can help you keep your sanity by keeping babies and toddlers (or even pets) out of areas where you don't want them.

When installing and using your gate, it's important to follow a few common-sense guidelines to ensure maximum safety. For example, make sure you read the installation instructions and follow the manufacturer's safety recommendations. Also, pressure-mounted gates are not recommended for the top of the stairs because they could come loose, resulting in a nasty tumble. Likewise, a gate with a threshold bar across the bottom is not ideal for stairways because the bar presents a tripping hazard.

That's why we like the Cardinal Stairway Special and gave it one of our top slots. It is hardware mounted, has no threshold bar across the bottom, and has other features that make it ideal for stairway use.


Joseph Perry
Last updated on August 19, 2019 by Joseph Perry

An avid reader and outdoors enthusiast, Joe earned his doctorate in literary studies before making the lateral leap from academia to technical writing. He now lives and works in the inter-mountain West where he creates technical and marketing content, including white papers, solution briefs, and courseware for some of the world’s largest information technology companies. With more than 14 years of experience in the field, he has learned more than he ever thought he would know about such enterprise IT topics as cloud computing, storage, databases, business software, and networking. When he’s not writing about business computing, he can be found outdoors, probably hiking with his family and dog.


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