Here is another option for extra wide spaces where a regular baby gate just will not do the job. This gate from Regalo includes eight configurable panels that can expand to become a 192 inch barrier or enclose an area of 19 square feet. You can use this gate in extra wide doorways, across a single room or open space, or even outdoors. It is constructed of super durable steel and has a convenient walk-through gate with safety locking features so that baby cannot push on the door and pop it open.
If you need a stair gate that is taller than the previous Regalo gate at 30.5 inches, they also make an extra tall version that is 35 inches tall. This is great for older children or any babies that are extra good climbers. The gate comes with a banister and wall mounting kit that can be used on square or round banisters and walls with or without baseboards. It is constructed of strong and durable steel and has a rust free finish. This gate will fit openings between 32 and 53 inches wide and it has an easy, one handed latch handle.
This is the second Regalo Gate I have purchased. I like that the gates do not need to be anchored into the door way. The gates are easy to install and keep my dogs out of areas they do not need to go. The gates would be very easy to move to a different location if necessary.
If you are looking for a baby gate to put at the top or bottom of a staircase, regular gates are not the best option. Regular gates are designed to fir in between solid walls, not banisters, and their pressure mounted operation is not the safest thing if you have a baby pushing on the gate at the top of the steps. This gate from Regalo is specially designed for use on stairwells, and includes both wall mounting and banister mounting kits. The gate expands from 28 to 42 inches and stands 30.5 inches tall. The lever is easy to operate with one hand.