Arabella is our first kid to learn to crawl in a house, the others were in an apartment where we never had to worry about stairs. I used a baby gate for a little while when we moved here for Annika but she learned how to get up and down the stairs pretty quick. Well I hadn't pulled out the baby gate yet, and now I feel horrible! I was trying to teach MacKayla how to tie a shoe and Bella was playing with her toys. I had only looked away from her for a second and the next thing I heard was a thunk. She had gone down the stairs. I ran as fast as I could and made it to the bottom of the stair just as she did. The poor kid was hysterical. Thankfully she is fine, but I was freaked out. All she needed was a little bit of mommy cuddles and she was as good as new.
The others have each fallen down the stairs several times, but at least they were older when it happened. Oh well, now the baby gate is up and hopefully this won't happen again, or at least not until she is older.