If you have spiral stairs in your home, you may have realized that they can pose a serious safety hazard for young children, especially those who are crawling or only just starting to walk. Not only can this style of stairs be narrow and difficult to navigate, they are known for featuring open risers (which babies can easily fall through). Use these tips to ensure that your spiral steps are completely child proofed:
Whilst it is near impossible to make spiral stairs any more child friendly, it is possible to prevent your children from getting onto the steps unwatched through the use of baby gates. Ensuring that the steps are free of clutter and are fitted with non-slip mats are more of a last ditch attempt to protect your kids than a preventative measure.