Furniture Straps For Baby proofing Your House

Most of the parent’s talk about the baby safety gears like safety gates, electric outlets, locks and latches for cabinets and drawers etc. But they may not know the dangers of furniture, couch or appliance, TV, etc. that can tip over onto kids and cause serious injuries or death.

As per a report of, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in every two weeks a child dies because of heavy furniture tipping over them. On average 38,000 people are treated in emergency rooms with the tip over injuries related to heavy furniture or TVs. Two third of these injuries involved children younger than five.

CPSC started a national public education campaign- “Anchor It!” to prevent children from serious or killing injuries with furniture and TV tip-over. This campaign is aimed to spread knowledge about tipping furniture and TVs to reduce the number of deaths and injuries.

Here are some Tips to Prevent Furniture Tip-Over

Purchase furniture safety straps

You can purchase good quality safety straps to secure the furniture to walls. Not all devices are created equally. Avoid plastic cable ties that might have come with furniture. Plastic can break or degrade after some time and is not suitable for holding heavy furniture. We highly recommended you angle braces (L brackets) that work well for furniture.

Use Two straps For Furniture:

At least use two safety straps for each piece of furniture. Heavy furniture may need additional straps. For taller furniture firstly anchor the top piece to the base of the wall studs.

Fix into solid wood-

Make sure that straps are fixed properly into solid woods on the back or top of the furniture. Some furniture are not able to hold the installation of screw, because they have thin piece of wood or other material on the back.

Install straps to wall studs:

Install the straps with the wall studs to secure them properly. Sometimes people install them with plastic drywall anchors that are not secure. Make sure the size of the screw you are using is proper so that it can be installed securely to the wall stud.

Installed Straps should be Tight:

Make sure straps that are installed to secure furniture or TV are tighten during the last step of installation. The furniture strap/anchor should not be loose.

Hire a professional child proofer for the installation for the safety straps:

You should hire a professional child proofer as they are experienced with the proper installation of furniture straps. They can install these straps properly as compare to you.

Strap all heavy and tall furniture to the wall including dressers, changing tables TV’s, night stands, and bookshelves. This will help prevent tip over accidents for your Baby and Toddler.


Falls of furniture or TVs on kids are the number one cause of injury and fatality for babies and toddlers. Be sure to safety strap your TV, dresser, bookshelves or any heavy objects that may fall on your children.


Installing furniture straps to prevent baby dresser from tipping over. Falls are the number one cause of injury and fatalities to babies and toddlers.

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Many people put-off baby proofing because they do not have the time- there is absolutely no excuse for that. I have taken care of patients who have their babies fall down stairs, choke on door stoppers, and pull down furniture onto themselves. This can be prevented. And the service is very affordable- the only additional cost versus doing it yopurself is the labor cost.Thank you to Baby Safe Homes for providing an excellent service to me and my patients.

Shakha G. MD, Coast Pediatrics

Hi all. I just wanted to let you know that we recently used Baby Safe Homes to childproof our house. More than a few friends referred us to this company and I can’t speak highly enough it. They came to our house for a consultation, made recommendations, and did immediate installation. He was very honest and didn’t pressure us to buy or install anything we didn’t feel we needed to. If you have an infant ready to crawl (as we do) I’d highly recommend Baby Safe Homes.

Keely B

Thank you very much for making my house a safer place for my twin girls. You did a wonderful job! Everything works great, and I’m starting to appreciate all the devices even more as the girls get better at getting into things. I will certainly recommend Baby Safe Homes to all of my friends with kids and my patients.

Elena F., M.D., Scripps Clinic Pediatrics
Baby Safe Homes was an absolute pleasure to work with. I felt so overwhelmed by the process of babyproofing I procrastinated until my 8 month old was on the go. Within a few short days of my initial call Baby Safe Homes came out, gave me the guidance I needed, and proofed my entire house with top of the line products all within a 2 1/2 hour period. I can actually get more done now without constantly stopping to chase my son!
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Thank you for helping us babyproof our new home. I loved that you gave us all the options and didn’t push anything on us and allowed us to pick what we felt was necessary. Also, I couldn’t believe how quick everything was finished. Within a few days of speaking with you, you came out and installed everything in just 2 hours! Our stair gates look and work great! I wish I had heard of you before and I will definitely recommend you to all of my family and friends. Thanks again.
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