Custom wrap baby gate (Jersey City, NJ)

Custom wrap safety gate Baby Proofing Jersey City, NJ When searching for baby proofing devices it’s important to understand whether or not a certain item will suit your home’s specific needs. Baby gates for example come in various shapes and sizes, as well as different mounting styles. It doesn’t matter whether the gate you choose had great reviews or was highly rated by friends, family or people on the internet, every situation is different. Take the home pictured below for example. As can be seen, the custom safety gate installed by Baby Safe Homes around this staircase doesn’t just block off the steps, it also wraps around its unique vertical cables. This is what we mean when we say that choosing the correct gate for each particular situation is critical. Those cables pose a serious hazard for little ones. Children could either grab on to them and use them to climb up the stairs, risking a bad fall, or they could get their heads trapped in-between the railing.  Find your local Baby Safe Homes safety professional, and be sure to install the baby gate that will best suit your home’s needs. Call 888.481.7233

Custom child safety gate in Newport Beach

Custom child safety gate in Newport Beach Whether you’re a child care professional, a new parent, or anything in-between it can at times feel overwhelming keeping track of kids who have just started crawling or walking. Eliminating risk factors from your home through baby proofing will not only let your child roam freely and explore his surroundings in all safety, but it will also give you much needed piece of mind. Installing a baby gate is the most efficient way to eliminate the number one cause for preventable falls around the house: stairs! Mounting a gate at the top of the staircase is extremely important, but remember that a baby that can’t climb up in the first place, will never risk falling back down, so gates at the bottom of stairs are just as necessary. Before purchasing a safety gate ask yourself these two things, ‘How many times do I use the stairs throughout the day’ and ‘Will I often carry objects (such as for example a laundry basket) or my child up and down the stairs with me’? These questions are important in choosing a gate that will accommodate not only your child’s needs, but your lifestyle too. In this particular case, if the gate will be used often during the day,  then you will need a device that can be opened and closed as quickly as possible. If you plan on carrying heavy objects up and down, than find a baby gate that can be unlocked with one hand. Although child safety gates will restrict your baby’s access to stairs and be extremely efficient for the first few years, they won’t unfortunately work forever.  As soon as your baby understands how to open them […]

Bathroom safety and toilet locks

Bathroom safety and toilet locks We’ve talked about baby proofing stairs and kitchens and windows, but let’s not forget that bathrooms need baby proofing too. The American Academy of Pediatrics warns that toilets are a much overlooked drowning hazard to children in the home. Young children are in fact curious and uncoordinated, if they fall head first in the toilet it’s very difficult for them to have the strength to pull themselves back out. The easiest way to childproof a toilet is to keep the door shut and secured at all times. This may seem like a simple enough thing to do, but are you 100% sure you’ll remember to do that every single time you finish using the bathroom? What if you’re in a hurry and have other things running through your head and forget to lock it? What about family members or guests, will they always remember to lock the door when they leave? All this worrying can be solved by installing a toilet latch. Most people hate installing toilet locks as they are not very pretty and a bit inconvenient, but it’s the best solution to keep your child’s curious hands out of the toilet and reduce drowning hazards. Other bathroom safety items include spout cushions and shower locks. To learn more about bathroom safety please read our ‘Baby safety tips – Room by Room‘ guide and call 888.481.7233 to book an appointment with your local Baby Safe Home safety professional.

Baby Gate for top of stairs – baby proofing Temecula, CA

Baby Proofing Temecula Top of Stairs Child Safety Gate The purpose of baby proofing is to find areas in your home that could be dangerous for your child and then come up with ways to minimize the risks of your little one getting hurt. Take stairs for example. If your home has any type of staircase, then childproofing this area BEFORE your baby starts crawling is fundamental in keeping him safe. The solution to your problem? A baby safety gate for top of stairs. When choosing the right baby gate for your home, keep in mind that your number one priority is your child’s safety, so get informed, choose wisely, and make sure you are purchasing a product that will work for your particular space. Also whatever product you choose, remember that picking a baby safety gate is one thing, installing it is another. Calling a professional baby proofer is the best way to make sure your child is protected by a top quality gate that will be installed correctly with as little damage as possible to your wall and railings. Pictured above is a baby safety gate installed by Baby Safe Homes at the top of the stairs of a home in Temecula, California. If you think your child deserves the best baby proofing devices to keep him or her safe, then contacting your local Baby Safe Homes safety professional is the best investment you and your family could make. Call 888.481.7233 or find your local Baby Safe Homes safety professional on this map.

Prevent tip-overs with baby safe furniture straps

Prevent tip-overs with furniture straps Toddlers often see furniture as a fun jungle gym, but their efforts to climb up can throw even heavy pieces off balance. Children ages two to five are the most frequent victims of furniture tip-over incidents, and it is therefore imperative that you anchor all furniture, electronics, and appliances that could potentially fall on top of them. Everything from dressers, to bookshelves to Tv’s (especially flat screen ones) to your child’s changing table, need to be properly secured and anchored with straps like the ones pictured below. Like many other childproofing devices such as baby safety gates or cabinet and drawer locks and latches, it’s important that the safety straps you install are of high quality and do what is required of them. Inappropriate safety straps will only provide a false sense of security and your children could still be at risk of suffering a furniture tip over. Contact your local Baby Safe Homes safety professional to set up an appointment to learn more about our baby proofing solutions. Call 888-481-7233

Fireplaces and child safety gates

Fireplaces and child safety gates Did you know that the glass of a gas fireplace heats up to 400 ̊F in just 6 minutes and takes 45 minutes to cool down? This means that children should be kept away from fireplaces not only when the fire is on, but also long after it’s been put out. The easiest and best way to keep children away from fires, and therefore preventing them from getting burnt, is to restrict their access to it at all times by installing the correct child safety gate.   The child safety gate pictured above is firmly fixed to the wall, keeps the fireplace isolated and avoids anyone getting too close. Also, contrary to free standing fire place screens, a child will not be able to pull this protection down, potentially allowing him to fall onto to the fire. Please keep in mind that pokers, brushes and other fireplace tools should also be placed in the restricted area and away from reach, as a child may think of them as toys. For more information on child safety gates and on how to prevent fireplace related accidents, contact us at 888-481-7233.

Child safety window guards and locks.

Child safety window guards and locks The under-fives are the most at-risk age group from accidental falls through windows and on balconies. According to the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), one child under five is admitted to hospital every day after falling from a building. Children at a young age are naturally curious and keen to explore their surroundings, but at the same time aren’t aware of the possible risks and dangers that accompany their wandering around. This is when baby proofing comes in handy. Everything from stairs, socket points, cookers, electrical equipment, cleaning products and heavy furniture, need to be secured, but today our attention is on windows. Start by examining window areas carefully to make sure that children cannot climb on anything (e.g. furniture or beds) that would place them at a height in which they could easily reach an open window. Secondly, install child safety window guards, as well as window locks. Safety devices must be in place regardless of whether or not you plan to frequently open that specific window. Children are fast learners, and if the opportunity arises, they will no doubt try to have a go at opening it themselves, so be prepared. Window locks and window guards are the best way to baby proof a window and avoid preventable household accidents such as falls, so be sure to select a high quality device that is also appropriate to your child’s age and skill level. Contact a Baby Safe Homes safety professional to receive indications on how to best baby proof your home and to keep your family safe. Call 888.481.7233

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