KiddieRail will provide safety and security for your child when using the stairs and offer peace of mind for parents and childminders alike.
Using KiddieRail is a matter of instructing your child to hold the KiddieRail every time they use the stairs.
Through rigorous testing with the assistance of FIRA, we have demonstrated that KiddieRail can withstand the weight of children up to the age of 6.
KiddieRail – Safer Steps to Growing Up
We recognise that there are numerous different styles and configurations of staircase in the UK, both in the domestic setting and in commercial areas. KiddieRail can be installed to the most common configurations of staircases found in homes. Simply choose the version that is most suitable for you.
More about KiddieRail
KiddieRail is an award-winning adjustable handrail that fits below a standard handrail at a height suitable for young children. From the moment your child begins to learn to walk until they are aged 5, KiddieRail will provide safety and security for your child when using the stairs and offer peace of mind for parents and childminders alike.
KiddieRail also acts as a training aid for parents and childminders, providing your child with a handrail at a natural height in order to teach them how to use the stairs safely from an early age.
KiddieRail is easy to install and incredibly durable, and is supplied with a free 5 year warranty.
“The Safety Standard for safety gates BS EN 1930: 2011 states clearly that they are recommended (and therefore designed) to protect children up to the age of 24 months (as opposed to two years old which could include a child at 35 months!).
Children over the age of 24 months have developed cognitive reasoning (and often before) so may attempt to climb the gate, or will copy the parent and learn to open it. At this point the safety gate is of no safety benefit and introduces some hazards to the growing child.
Teaching your child from the earliest age how to climb stairs in a safe manner is important. Using a handrail offers stability to a child and adult handrails are usually too wide for little hands, and too high to be used safely by the child.
KiddieRail, therefore, seems to fill this obvious gap in stair safety for children over the age of 24 months.“– Carol Ainge, Kid Rapt MD + Child Safety Expert
Fully adjustable rail height
Once purchased, your KiddieRail will support your child until they can use the adult handrail.
Putting together the KiddieRail is a matter of following the steps laid out in our Installation Guide.
Staircases come in many forms. If you are in doubt about which KiddieRail is right for you, please call on 0161 869 6550 or email pictures into firstname.lastname@example.org.
One complete standard, wall-side, KiddieRail pack. Simple to install as shown on animation and assembly instructions shown on this site.
One complete 90 degrees, wall-side, KiddieRail pack. Simple to install as shown on animation and assembly instructions shown on this site.
One complete ‘U’ shape, wall-side, KiddieRail pack. Simple to install as shown on animation and assembly instructions shown on this site.
Commonly Asked Questions
Why do I need a KiddieRail?
According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), 58,000 children suffer falls on the stairs each year. That is a staggering 158 per day.
Kiddie Rail can be used to help prevent accidents like these.
Is KiddieRail Safe?
KiddieRail has passed extensive testing and has proven its’ durability, both in in-house testing and at FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Association). For more information regarding testing, see our Testing results.
How do I install my KiddieRail?
KiddieRail installation requires a drill, a spirit level, a tape measure, a 4m length of string, a pencil and 2 screwdrivers; 1 flathead and 1 crosshead. It is, however, a straightforward process to install, and should take no more than an hour; please refer to our Online Instructions when installing the product.
Where can I use my KiddieRail?
KiddieRail lines up to most stair configurations in the UK; see our Stairs Layout page for more information.
“The Kiddierail has been fabulous for developing our little one’s climbing ability. Before she was a year old she was holding onto it as she crawled up the stairs and once she was walking there was no stopping her. The rail was a great help to her confidence on the stairs, to my confidence with her on the stairs, and to keeping the wall free of sticky hand prints!
And visitors with kids have loved it, especially when their little ones naturally grabbed on. Thanks very much! I really hope to see it in more places soon”
“Was especially surprised at the durability of the rail. Was certain my kids would drag it out of the wall within a day but I’ve had it installed for two months now and it’s as sturdy as when we first installed it, despite their best efforts! Would recommend wholeheartedly for parents of headstrong toddlers”
“My house has safe stairs but our in-laws’ stairs are incredibly steep so it’s really important our kids have something to grab onto that isn’t too high for them to reach safely. For that purpose KiddieRail is literally perfect – has helped to stop the visions of my children plummeting down the stairs and breaking their necks that I get every time I drop them off before work!”
“We decided to buy KiddieRail as we were worried about our two year old Granddaughter’s Katie’s safety when using the stairs. I had some concerns about fitting it, but the process was relatively easy and took me less than an hour. They even supply the string and a spirit level which is great and saves some time. Overall it was definitely worth buying the KiddieRail, we feel more relaxed when Katie is using the stairs and the product compliments the safety gates that we have installed at the top and bottom of the stairs”