Babyproofer's Blog

November 15, 2018

I hear this statement often, followed by different things. These are the most common.

- go near the pool
- climb on the furniture
- go outside/open the door
- touch the gun
- play in the car

I absolutely agree with the idea of teaching your child not to do things, but reali...

May 30, 2017

One of the biggest challenges I face as a childproofer is speaking about child safety with grandparents. 
Most grandparents think that since they raised children to adulthood that they must know everything there is to know about child safety. Unfortunately this couldn'...

September 2, 2016

One often overlooked aspect of childproofing is balcony, staircase and deck railing with spacing between the spindles over 3". This creates a hazard where a child could slip through the railings or get stuck within the railing. Another concern is children throwing toys...

August 22, 2016

The most important thing you can do to protect your child from the dangers of drowning in your pool is to have a pool safety fence installed professionally. Pool fencing is a physical barrier between the pool and your child, which is immeasurably better than door/windo...

August 20, 2016

Furniture anchoring has been a big topic in the news lately, specifically with a recent recall of IKEA furniture. It is vitally important to secure furniture to the wall studs to prohibit tip-over accidents. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's Anchor...

August 15, 2016

This statement is the one I hear most often from new parents when discussing the need to childproof. When I first became a parent, I had the same misconception. I thought nothing will happen to my son because he won't be out of my sight. It's most definitely easy to...

August 8, 2016

Because cabinets and drawers are constructed differently, I often have to use multiple types of cabinet and drawer latches in the same home. Many clients who attempt to do it themselves find that stores only carry one type of latch, which are of questionable quality an...

August 1, 2016

One of the most common things I see during Home Safety Evaluations is a baby monitor placed or mounted too close to the crib. Monitors MUST be kept at least 3 feet away from the crib. Children can get entangled in the power cord or chew on the cord and risk electrical...

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