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Evenflo Secure Step Top of Stairs Gate Review

As I parent, I definitely struggle with child proofing and safety. Of course, I want my son to be safe but I also want products that are easy to use and fit the needs of my home. This is why Evenflo’s Secure Step™ Top of Stairs Gate is a great choice. With an easy 5 step installation, it cuts down on the guesswork that can be involved in properly setting up this critically important safety tool.

Evenflo Secure Step Gate

The Evenflo Secure Step™ is a safe and also attractive gate for the top of the staircase in your home. I like that it is made of nice quality, light blonde wood that blends nicely into my décor. I prefer this style over the plastic designs. Most importantly, the gate has many features that allow you to be sure it is safely in place, such as a clear red/green indicator that lets you know the gate has latched properly and is locked. The instructions are clearly marked and illustrated and are just five simple steps as promised on the box. Once installed, the product is extremely easy to use and can be opened with one hand. The gate swings in both directions which also makes this gate a snap to navigate for the parent because let’s face it- we don’t want to fall down the stairs either or get slowed down by a difficult to maneuver gate! The gate is also simple to clean with a damp cloth. Please keep in mind the requirements of the gate in relation to your space. It is important to measure beforehand to ensure that your space is between 29” and 42” (74 – 106 cm) and allows for you to install the gate 3” or less off of the floor. It is also important to note that this product should only be installed in solid wood or drywall with solid stud support. The product is meant for children 6-24 months and should not be used once your child is capable of opening the gate or climbing over it.

Visit Evenflo today for more information on how to purchase the Secure Step™ Top of Stairs Gate and other safety products from the Evenflo line.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Nicole lives in Columbus, Ohio. She loves reading, writing, playing music, and just being creative in general. She lives with her amazing husband Jeff, her lovable dog Kira and her entertaining cat Jim.

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