The one negative thing about having a split level and a baby is the fact that there are two sets of stairs we need to protect. Savannah isn’t climbing up stairs yet, but we did have to go out and buy gates for the top of the stairs. For the top of stairs, it is recommended to have baby gates that mount on the wall (instead of the kind you can step over). After Savannah fell down the stairs and broke her leg, we realized that we needed to take care of it ASAP. So over the past few weeks we picked up two baby gates for our house.
So far they’re working out pretty well. I’m not a big fan of the one by the bedrooms, but it does its job. It’s just not very pretty. :-)