Re: Stair issue...
- From: Rosalie B. <gmbeasley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 22:13:08 GMT
"xkatx" <xkatx@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Just thought I'd try here to see if anyone has any words of advice.
We have 2 levels, plus a basement. Bedrooms/bathroom is upstairs. Main
floor has the kitchen and a living room. Basement has a laundry room and
like a rumpus room.
We have baby gates at the top of the stairs going to the basement, as well
as at the bottom of the stairs going upstairs. The problem is the top of
the stairs upstairs, where the bedrooms are.
I don't know the ages of the kids or whether you are renting or own
your house (and I'm not really able to visualize this too well), but a
couple of thoughts occur to me.
Easiest would be to gate off the hall leading to the steps, so that
the bathroom and one or more bedrooms are on one side of the gate and
the stairs are on the other side.
Put permanent railing covering the two foot gap on the railing wall or
put netting there. Boats have netting between the stanchions that
hold the lifelines to keep children or pets from falling into the
water, and I'd think that would work in this case too.
Put a wandering child in a playpen when you have to be upstairs and or
tether them to something.
Depending on the configuration of the "gap", just put the baby gate 2
feet down from the top of the stairs.
I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for the top of the stairs going.
to the upstairs. An easy fix is another baby gate. Issue with that is
that's not really possible. The top of the stairs is against only 1 wall -
there's about a 2' space between the very top of the stairs and the wall on
the opposite side of the stairs. It's kind of hard to explain, but to keep
is short and as simple as possible, the 2 walls at the very top of the
stairs do not match up at all. A baby gate would have nothing to latch to
on the opposite wall it was mounted on.
I also have an issue with that little space (the 2 or so feet) that the wall
doesn't match up. There's just a hole there. It's kind of a concern for
me, but I have no idea how to fix it. I am willing to try just about
anything that would be safe to fix this.
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