Babyproofing a Rail-less Staircase

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Q: We really love our staircase, but as you can see we have no railing. Our little one will be mobile very soon, and we simply can't afford to have a custom railing built and installed right now. Can anyone suggest a non-eyesore solution for gating off the bottom of our steps?

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Editor: Tricky problem! Does someone have a great idea to share with Bea?

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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