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Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Written by Chris Smith


Posted on September 02 2016

They say that “necessity is the mother of invention,” and as most mothers know, not everything goes according to plan when it comes to raising kids. More often than not, moms are left to improvise in order to find a solution, especially when it comes to baby-proofing a home. This is what The Stair Barrier’s founder, Janelle, faced when she moved into her brand new home with a toddler, infant and two dogs. The safety gate she had used in her former home was not going to work with her new home’s custom staircase with volute banisters and she was not willing to settle for a jerry-rigged safety gate. Unwilling to choose between safe and attractive, she got creative and The Stair Barrier was born.

Janelle devised a simple but innovative product that fulfilled the top two priorities that most mothers have when it comes to baby-proofing their home: their children’s safety and a design that won’t ruin the look of their home. After using the prototype at the base of her own stairs, many of Janelle’s friends started inquiring about the product, which ultimately inspired her to make it widely available to mothers everywhere facing the same issue. Today, parents across the U.S. claim that The Stair Barrier is the bottom of the staircase gate solution they’ve been looking for for years.

When it comes to baby-proofing the stairs, you don’t have to improvise or jerry-rig anymore. The Stair Barrier can be found at a variety of retailers online. Shop online with us today!



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