Stair safety in Temecula, CA Children under 5 years of age spend most of their time in the home, and even the best parent in the world can’t be expected to watch over their child 24/7, it simply isn’t possible! This reality check, added to the fact that on average every six minutes a young child is treated in an emergency room for a stair-related injury, makes it fundamental for safety devices to be installed in the most critical parts of the home, first and foremost, the stairs. According to the latest study on the subject, of the roughly 932,000 children under 5 who were hurt on staircases, babies of 12 months or younger were at highest risk, placing stairs as the number one cause of injury for 1 year old children in the United States. The best baby proofing tool to prevent babies and toddlers from getting in harms way is installing a child safety gate both at the top and bottom of the stairs as soon as the child is able to roll or crawl away. Please remember that this safety measure should not only be applied to indoor stairs but to patios and decks too. Pictured below is a black child safety gate that was installed by a Baby Safe Homes safety professional in Temecula, California and was placed at the top of the stairs using a no holes banister clamps, to prevent damage to the stair posts. Included in the process of baby proofing stairs is the installation, where needed, of a sheet of clear plastic “banister shield” or Plexiglas. These modifications must be made in the case of railings that create any gap wider than 3 inches, or if the […]