Banisters need baby proofing

We’ve talked many times about the importance of baby gates at the top and at the bottom of stairs, but let’s not forget that banisters need baby proofing too. Stair banisters can pose three different safety hazards:

  1. Your child could climb over the railings and fall
  2. Baby could slip through the gap
  3. He or she could become wedged and suffocate.

If the baluster creates any gaps that are wider than 3 inches, you’ll need to make some modifications to stop your child from squeezing through. Same thing goes if your stairway design includes a ledge, decorative iron, horizontal rails or anything that can be climbed to get up and over the top rail.

The most affordable option for each of these safety hazards is a sheet of custom Plexiglas: It is safer and more attractive than netting, and it can easily be removed when your child is old enough to understand the hazard.

Custom Plexiglas place on baluster protects your baby from dangerous falls

This custom Plexiglas protects your baby from dangerous falls

Don’t take a gamble on your child’s safety. Let Baby Safe Homes assist you in the installation of custom plexiglas to eliminate this potential deadly hazard in your home.

Contacts us at 888.481.7233.