babyproofing banisters

Safe and invisible baby proofing

Safe and invisible baby proofing When baby proofing a home, stairs are always at the top of the list of spaces that need to be secured. Small children can fall off them, get caught in between the banisters, or dangerously climb over them. Although a parent’s prerogative is their child’s safety, we do understand the desire to keep your home looking a certain way. What we mean by this is that not all baby safety protections need to be obvious, or, in some cases, a complete eye soar. Believe it or not, it is in fact possible to have a virtually invisible, yet safe, alternative. Pictured below is a decorative iron stair banister. As can be seen, the gaps in the design are more than 3 inches apart and therefore, for the safety of infants and toddlers living, or visiting the home, need to be covered.     A detail that may have escaped most of our readers is that those gaps… are already covered! Plexiglass, the material used on this iron stair banister, is a safe and virtually invisible barrier that will protect your children from dangerous accidents, while at the same time, leaving your home’s aesthetics unaltered. For more information on childproofing stairs, banisters, or other at risk rooms, please contact your local Baby Safe Homes safety professional. We would be happy to assist you with all of your childproofing needs. Call 888.481.7233

By |September 19th, 2016|Design, Safe Home, Safety|0 Comments

Stair Banisters Need Baby Proofing Too

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: Your child could climb over the railings and fall Baby could slip through the gap 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. 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.  

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