So I kept putting it off for many reasons. One is I kept telling myself we wouldn't still be living with my in-laws when Carter became mobile. Two was because I was pretty good at keeping Carter away from the stairs by putting his toys in the other corner of the room. But today I finally gave in after repeatedly chasing Carter halfway up the stairs. Sigh... My baby is no longer a baby. He is a toddler. And with that realization, we finally put up a baby gate.