Child Safety: Mesh Railing Protector

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, May 05, 2019 | 1 comments
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Image: Asoner Child Safety Net - 10ft L x 2.5ft H, Balcony, Patios and Railing Stairs Netting, Safe Rail Net for Kids/Pet/Toy, Sturdy Mesh Fabric Material
Asoner Child Safety Net | Balcony, Patios and Railing Stairs Netting
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.

Image: Nora in Jail, by Martin Cron on Flickr
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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