How to be Safe

Stair safety in Temecula, CA

Stair safety in Temecula, CA Children under 5 years of age spend most of their time in the home, and even the best parent in the world can’t be expected to watch over their child 24/7, it simply isn’t possible! This reality check, added to the fact that on average every six minutes a young child is treated in an emergency room for a stair-related injury, makes it fundamental for safety devices to be installed in the most critical parts of the home, first and foremost, the stairs. According to the latest study on the subject, of the roughly 932,000 children under 5 who were hurt on staircases, babies of 12 months or younger were at highest risk, placing stairs as the number one cause of injury for 1 year old children in the United States. The best baby proofing tool to prevent babies and toddlers from getting in harms way is installing a child safety gate both at the top and bottom of the stairs as soon as the child is able to roll or crawl away. Please remember that this safety measure should not only be applied to indoor stairs but to patios and decks too. Pictured below is a black child safety gate that was installed by a Baby Safe Homes safety professional in Temecula, California and was placed at the top of the stairs using a no holes banister clamps, to prevent damage to the stair posts. Included in the process of baby proofing stairs is the installation, where needed, of a sheet of clear plastic “banister shield” or Plexiglas. These modifications must be made in the case of railings that create any gap wider than 3 inches, or if the […]

How to avoid preventable accidents

How to avoid preventable accidents One of our favorite tips to give whenever someone starts the process of baby proofing a home, is that of getting down on your hands and knees to look at your surroundings from a baby’s perspective. This method can help spot what objects, for example plants or wires, need to be removed from that particular room as they are in easy reach of a child’s curious hand.  This type of exercise is extremely important and should be carried out regularly as the baby grows and evolves. In fact, according to statistics, each year approximately 6,000 children die and another 120,000 children are seriously injured or permanently disabled in the U.S alone due to PREVENTABLE household accidents, which means that keeping your baby proofing standards up to date is as essential as ever. Some dangers, for example stairs, are easier detected than the possible accidents involving the tip over of a flat screen TV or the risk of drowning brought on by leaving a bathroom door unlocked.   To make sure nothing has been overlooked and your home is as safe as it may possibly be, book an appointment with a Baby Safe Homes safety professional. Our team will not only offer an in-home consultation and recommend specialized safety products but, if requested, will also proceed to a same day installation of child safety gates, cabinet and drawer locks and latches, safety straps for furniture, specialized door locks and window guards, customized plexiglas for banisters and decks, and whatever else may be needed. Prevent your child from becoming a statistic, call 888.481.7233

Stylish custom baby safety gates

Stylish custom baby safety gates Baby safety gates are fundamental tools in baby proofing a home, but this does not mean they should also be eyesores. An example of this are the two installation pictured: Above, a high quality customized safety gate with an auto lock door placed at the bottom of a staircase, below, another custom sectional baby gate, this time installed to keep children out of the kitchen.   Both these installations were carried out by our team in a minimum amount of time, without causing damage to walls or furniture, and using only JPMA approved baby gates that are not always found in regular stores. Placing a child safety gate for a non professional is not only time consuming but also complicated, and not always do parents get this installation right on their own. By contacting the Baby Safe Homes safety expert closest to you, not only will your child be protected by the best quality gate available, but by one which was also placed correctly and nicely blends into the surroundings of your home. Call 888.481.7233

Custom safety locks for kitchens

Custom childproofing safety locks for kitchens Kitchens are full of potential hazards. These include gas, electricity, sharp utensils, chemicals, breakable glass and dishes, garbage disposals, and most of all fire hazards. According to a study carried out between 1990 and 2006, thermal burns caused by heat and fire accounted for nearly 60% of all child injuries, with most of these accidents relating to kitchen appliances. Pictured above, a custom appliance lock installed by our team on a microwave built into a kitchen center island below the counter level. Other baby proofing devices that keep children from burning themselves are stove knob covers which prevent infants from accidentally turning the fire on. Although baby proofing devices add a layer of protection to your home, nothing beats a parent’s watchful eye. Be mindful of the dangers your kitchen may carry and behave accordingly. A simple gesture as using the back burners to cook when children are around, or remembering to turn all pot handles toward the back of the stove, can go a long way. For more information on kitchen safety, safety locks on cabinets or appliances, or stove knob covers, please call 888.481.7233. Safety is just a phone call away.  

Large sectional baby safety gate

Large sectional baby safety gate The large sectional baby safety gate pictured below not only keeps the baby of the house from accessing the bottom of the stairs, climbing up them, and then potentially falling back down, but it also prevents him from reaching the front portion of the home. This solution is not only extremely convenient, being that the parents have addressed two potential hazards with a single installation, but it is also extremely elegant and in keeping with the overall style and décor of the home. Furthermore the baby safety gate pictured is equipped with an auto lock door system that will enable the user to hold the gate in an open position when the baby is either sleeping or out of the house, in order to facilitate entry and exit of the outlined area. Please keep in mind that children are constantly evolving and that child safety gates are intended only for children between 6 months and 2 years of age. Once a child has learned how to open the gate or climb over it, it should no longer be relied upon as a safety device. For more information about baby safety gates or to find the Baby Safe Home safety professional closest to you, please call 888.481.7233.

Baby proofing tailored to Denver, Colorado

Baby proofing tailored to Denver’s needs! It’s with great pleasure that we announce the opening of our NEW Baby Safe Homes location in DENVER, COLORADO! As of now the mile high city will have access to our trained baby safety consultants who provide in-home consultations and recommendations of specialized safety products as well as a professional same day installation service. To this day Baby Safe Homes has successfully baby proofed over 11,000 homes throughout the United States, Canada, England and Saudi Arabia, gaining a life’s worth of experience in its field and installing only the best quality baby safety products. We will professionally install custom baby and child safety gates for stairs, hallways and play areas, easy to use child proof cabinet, drawer, window and door locks and latches, safety straps for TV’s and heavy furniture, outlet plugs, smoke detectors and much more. Through our same-day baby proofing service our team will provide your family with peace of mind, by creating a safe environment that will allow your child to explore, learn and grow. Save yourself time, money, frustration and costly damage, Call our Baby Safe Homes safety professional in Denver at 720.504.4838

Plexiglass banister shield

Child Safe Plexiglass banister shield Did you know that the National Health and Safety Standards Guidelines for Child Care and Early Education recommend that balusters and spindles on stair rails be no more than three and a half inches apart? Wide banisters in fact pose a likely threat to small children as they can easily fit through the gaps and fall, or even become wedged and trapped. As a rule of thumb, rails should be no further apart than three and a half inches, narrower if your child is younger than the age of two. An effective baby proofing solution to this problem are banister guards. The better and safer option (aside from replacing your baluster posts) is to cover your baluster posts with Plexiglas or a Banister Shield. Shields consist of a clear plastic material which come as a role in varying lengths and can be cut to length with scissors and attached to your baluster posts with zip ties. The other solution, which is the one pictured below, is Plexiglass.   Plexiglass is more rigid, more attractive (you hardly notice it!), lasts longer and is the nicest of the two options. The downfall of Plexiglas is that it is expensive and difficult to custom cut and install. Banister guards keep little ones from putting their arms and legs through the openings in stair railings as well as preventing them from become trapped between the gap and getting hurt. For more information on banister shields and stair rail safety, please call 888.481.7233