Today’s Favorite Travel Product: The Stair Barrier
Despite my effort to keep my kids little, they somehow keep growing. We’ve slowly transitioned away from many of the safety products I once deemed necessary. Just last month the bedrails came off my son’s “big boy bed” and I might have shed a tear. However, just because they are getting older doesn’t mean that safety is any less of a concern.
Recently we had the opportunity to travel with extended family to a beach house. The kids on the trip ranged in age from 1 to 14. With the variety of ages it was imperative for us to have good safety measures in place for ALL the children. One of the biggest hurdles- in the past- was how to handle the stairs.
Putting up temporary gates, while safe for the smaller kids, created major hazards for the older children who were unable to properly navigate opening a gate. In the past the older kids would try to climb or jump over any gate we placed in front of the stairs. This created an incredibly dangerous situation for them. It also led us to dismantle the gate (or whatever we were using to block the stairs) halfway through the week.
A few months ago The Stair Barrier caught my attention. Instantly I recognized the safety value and convenience of this product. I couldn’t wait until our trip to test out the product! Upon arrival at the beach house, we set up the gate blocking off the stairs leading to our pool. The gate was easy to install, and extremely easy to use!
The older children were able to unclip the sides for pool access, and re-clip the gate to keep the younger kids safe. The height of the gate was perfect because it did not allow for anyone to attempt stepping over it. We were also able to bring the gate inside at night to barricade the inside stairs. This allowed us to sleep easy knowing none of the kids would wake up and have an accident on the stairs.
The Stair Barrier rolls up into an extremely convenient travel size. Although we just threw it in the car, it could easy fit into a large suitcase for airline travel. The gate is made from very durable canvas. After a week outside at the beach, ours still looks brand new!
Each side of The Stair Barrier has three adjustable clip straps. The versatility of this product makes it ideal in both temporary and permanent situations. Unlike many other baby gate products, no damage to the walls or rails occurs from use.
The Stair Barrier comes in a variety of customizable options. For travel, I particularly recommend the indoor/outdoor option. The gates are made in America, come in a variety of fabric colors and can even be monogrammed.
Did you know that stairs are one of the leading causes of injury for kids? Also, did you know that 1 in 5 people report suffering an injury on vacation? Mix those two statistics together and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. The Stair Barrier is an easy, affordable solution. It can truly “safe” a vacation. Additionally, the gate gives parents peace of mind to enjoy the vacation without worrying about stair safety.
This product is awesome and it made our family vacation incredibly stress-free. I look forward to traveling with it in the future. To find out more about the product and order yours, visit their website.
*Stair Barrier provided Mom With A Map with a gate; however, the opinions expressed in this post are all my own.*