Installations

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.  

Child safety gate for top of stairs

Child safety gate for top of stair Statistically each year, more than 2,5 million children are treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. These falls may occur from balconies or windows, but the most common accidents are from stairs, which are luckily quick and simple to baby proof. There are many types of baby gates on the market, but it’s important to find the one best suited for your home.   Pictured above a child safety gate installed at the top of the stairs by a Baby Safe Homes professional. This high quality product was installed causing little to no damage to the wall and is sure to keep the whole family safe from harm.  To schedule an appointment with the Baby Safe Homes safety professional nearest to you, please call 888.481.7233.

Custom extra wide baby gate for playroom

Custom extra wide baby gate for playroom Playrooms are the rooms in which children spent the most time alone, which is why parents must be extra careful in making sure this space is as childproofed as possible. Start by securing all dressers and shelves to the wall in order to prevent them from tipping over on children climbing on them. Avoid filling the room with toys that come with strings and cords (if this can’t be avoided make sure their lengths don’t exceed 6 inches), only buy age appropriate toys and periodically check consumer safety websites to ensure that products your child is using have not been recalled. If the room has windows make sure high quality window guards or window locks are in place, and install a suitable baby gate to keep your child confined to the secure area you’ve created.   The custom extra wide baby gate pictured above for example was placed strategically to keep little ones inside the playroom area and away from the desk and the staircase. Please remember to keep the area next to the gate clear of toys or furniture that could be used as a makeshift ladder or as a tool to gain height and climb over the protection. For more information regarding furniture straps, window guards, window locks and baby gates, please call 888.481.7233.

Baby proofing a Play Room

Baby proofing a Play Room The play room is probably the area of the house in which your child will spend most of his awake time, so it’s important that it be baby proofed well enough to allow your baby the freedom to explore the world without the fear of him coming across something that may harm him. First of all start by installing blind cleats to keep cords away from reach as children could easily get them wrapped around their necks, or chew on them. Same thing applies to cords from phones, or other small appliances with plastic wire ties. Babies are smarter than one may think, and they quickly figure things out, so place a secondary protection on windows, such as locks or guards, and install self-closing outlets on frequently used outlets and all outlets with something plugged into it. Install a Carbon Monoxide Sensor and make sure that once your baby is placed in his play room, there is no way for him to get out of that space without your knowledge. The child safety gate pictured above was installed in a play room opening to do just that, to prevent the child from wandering off without your consent. For more information on play room safety or on child safety gates, please call 888.481.7233

Top of Stairs Baby Gate – Irvine, CA

Top of Stairs Baby Gate – Irvine, CA The staircase picture below may look steep to you as an adult, so imagine what it may look like to a small child, and what the consequences of him or she falling from this height may be. Stairs are one of the main hazards for children between six months (or when they start to crawl) and two years of age so having a gate properly installed during this period of time is crucial in keeping them safe. The baby safety gate pictured above was properly mounted to the banister post using a no holes banister kit to avoid causing damage to the walls and furniture, but also mounted in a way that allows the gate to be close enough to the floor so as not to pose a falling or entrapment hazard. The distance between the gate and the floor is in fact extremely important, and unfortunately not everybody is aware of that. As professional babyproofers, we see a lot of installations carried out by parents or by people who, although with the best intentions, mount a baby gate to far from the floor, not realizing that a baby with the ability to crawl will be able to make his way under the gate and access the staircase. Furthermore, as the child gets older and becomes a toddler, the gap under the gate could easily become an entrapment or strangulation hazard. Improperly installed baby gates not only provide a false sense of security but, as just explained, may also pose a safety hazard. This is why it is so important to hire a professional that knows the correct gate to install for your specific needs but also […]

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