Back of Safety Gates For Design-Conscience Parents Stairs are enticing for lil ones who aren't supposed to play on them. Though several LilSugar readers told us they didn't do much in the way of babyproofing their homes, safety gates are a staple for many families with steep staircases. Consumer Reports recommends using the baby gates until a child is two-years-old. Clunky plastic varieties may dominate the market, but there are also modern gates available for more discerning mothers. The Numi Extending Gate ($98) combines a brushed metal frame with dark wooden slats to make for eye candy rather than an eyesore. Check out our other decorative picks below. View 5 Photos › Home Décor Stair Gate The First Years Wood Home Décor Wood Gate Summer Infant Deluxe Wood Walk-Thru Gate Kidco Metro Gateway Metal Safety Gate Safety 1st Nature Next Bamboo Gate Comments dleighl 7 years These nicer ones aren't nearly as expensive as I thought they'd be. runningesq 7 years um, weird ^ . those are great, lil !