So, DH and I just got in a beaute of an argument at BRU and I need your input. We were there to purchase something totally different, but he decided that he thought we needed to buy a baby gate for in front of our basement stairs. Mind you, we have a door to the basement. He feels like he worries too much that someone will leave the door open and one of the kids will fall down the stairs. I don't want my kids to get hurt either, but I feel like we don't need a gate if there is a door. Plus, I already go up and down the stairs umpteen million times a day for laundry and don't need another obstacle (all of which DH wouldn't understand because he doesn't do the laundry). So, if this were you, would you opt for the gate, or no gate?