Child Safety: Mesh Railing Protector

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, August 01, 2018 | 1 comments
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Image: Nora in Jail, by Martin Cron on Flickr
Photo credit: Nora in Jail, by Martin Cron
When my son was a toddler, we had a sunken living room.

It was only two steps down, but I worried about him falling through the wide-set railing dividing the dining room and the living room.

I found some soft mesh athletic fabric at the fabric store, which they were clearing out for just one dollar per yard.

I bought enough for the length of the railing and some matching fabric binding.

I bound all the edges of the mesh, and added enough ties all around, to tie it onto the top railing, to the bottom of each of the bars and down both the sides.

Once I put this up, we could still see through the mesh, but I had no more worries about my toddler falling through.

If it had been a greater distance to fall, such as an apartment balcony, it would be important to buy something much more sturdy then simple fabric mesh.

But for just a couple of steps, it worked great!

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!


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About Catherine: I have been writing my Frugal Baby Tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three grown up sons, and a grandma - and happily married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a rescue cat, Bella.

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  1. Always fun to learn about these cool and easy tips. Thanks for sharing!

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