So we're getting ready for our Christmas trip to France, should be gone a while. We've got the kids' new suitcases, the kid's bringing her recurring ear infection ["amoxycillin's amoxycillin, except they call it le amoxycillin."], and K2 is as big as she's gonna get before she starts climbing the open-railed flying staircases that criss-cross my mother-in-law's house.
There's really no way to put safety gates on the metal railings, and a kid could just crawl around them if you did. So I'm thinking I'll pick up some snow fencing and some zip ties at Mr. Bricolage, [the French Home Depot], and just wrap the railings and hope for the best.
short answer: Tenax Barrière de Neige or Grillage de balisage
Oh, and zip ties are "le serre cable" [the cable clamp] or "attache cable," or Tyrap, the British trade name of Thomas & Betts, who invented them.
Any other ideas for securing open railings from the relentlessly cute, inquisitive, and tumble-prone?
Here's the setup: