Holiday travel safety tips!

Family Safety – Holiday Travel Tips In case you’re heading out of town soon, here are a few of our favorite travel safety trips to help keep your family safe on your journey: Have all essential items handy in a carry-on bag: diapers, food, toys, medicine, and pacifiers to help with air pressure changes.  Be sure to have enough if there are travel delays. Make sure car seats are installed properly, and if travelling by airplane, that you have a quality airplane restraint system. Tips for traveling by car:  Thoroughly inspect the vehicle for sharp objects, potential choking hazards, or possible distractions. Loose items can be thrown or cause distraction.  Keep DVD players and electronics in the trunk or secured on a console or under a cargo net.  Provide soft toys and games for entertainment during the ride. Remove all cigarette lighters. Turn on all driver-controlled windows and door locks so your child cannot independently open doors and windows. Never permit anyone to place an object or body part out the window.

By |November 26th, 2016|Info, Safety|0 Comments

Child Safe Window Guards

Window safety device Children have a fascination with windows and also love to climb. Because infants do not properly understand the threat of an open window, it is a parent’s job to child proof any potential hazards. Examine window areas carefully to make sure that children do not have easy access to furniture that could help them get to a window’s height. Do not rely on window screens to prevent falls: They cannot hold the weight of a child who pushes against them. Secure windows from opening more than four inches, but If you do plan on opening them completely during warm weather, make sure you properly install child safety window guards. It is extremely important to choose the best window safety device for your home. This decision should not be taken lightly, and it should be based on your child’s age and skill level. Contact your local Baby Safe Homes safety specialist for more information regarding the best window safety device suited for YOUR needs. Call 888.481.7233      

Holiday Safety: Avoid these Holiday Decorating Mistakes

Some GREAT tips from Safe Kids USA: If you decorate a tree, avoid these top decorating mistakes: Decorate with children in mind. Do not put ornaments that have small parts or metal hooks, or look like food or candy, on the lower branches where small children can reach them. Trim protruding branches at or below a child’s eye level, and keep lights out of reach. Natural trees always involve some risk of fire. To minimize the risk, get a fresh tree and keep it watered at all times. Do not put the tree within three feet of a fireplace, space heater, radiator or heat vent. Never leave a lit tree or other decorative lighting display unattended. Inspect lights for exposed or frayed wires, loose connections and broken sockets. Do not overload extension cords or outlets and do not run an electrical cord under a rug. Do not burn tree branches, treated wood or wrapping paper in a home fireplace.   Top tips to prevent poisoning this holiday season: Keep alcohol, including baking extracts, out of reach and do not leave alcoholic drinks unattended. Color additives used in fireplace fires are a toxic product and should be stored out of reach. Artificial snow can be harmful if inhaled, so use it in a well-vented space. Mistletoe berries, Holly Berry and Jerusalem Cherry can be poisonous. If they are used in decorating, make sure children and pets cannot reach it. In a poison emergency, call the national Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222.

By |November 30th, 2014|Info, Safety|0 Comments

Baby Safe Homes Announces Service Minneapolis Minnesota

Baby Safe Homes Announces Baby Proofing Service for Minneapolis Minnesota       MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. (November 15, 2014) – Baby Safe Homes®, an international, full-service child safety company, announced that they have expanded their service offerings to include the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Maple Grove, Rogers, St. Michael, Hanover, Corcoran, Albertville,  Becker, Big Lake, Otsego, Elk River, Plymouth, Minnetonka, Wayzata, St. Cloud in Minnesota.  Based in San Diego, Calif. Baby Safe Homes has enjoyed offering safety evaluations and professional installation of child safety products for over a decade, says Robert Lockheimer, President and CEO. “We are thrilled to be able to offer our expertise in child safety to Minnesota,” explained Lockheimer.  “A parent’s responsibility to create a safe, home environment where their children can learn and grow is a daunting task, and we are happy to relieve Minnesota parents of this duty while providing the additional peace of mind that our expertise offers.” Minnesota residents can schedule a free in-home consultation with a certified Baby Safe Homes expert to help create the safest environment for their children by contacting franchise owners Charlie and Meghan Hanson by phone at 612.361.6933 or by visiting  Coverage area to include Minneapolis, St. Paul, Maple Grove, Rogers, St. Michael, Hanover, Corcoran, Albertville,  Becker, Big Lake, Otsego, Elk River, Plymouth, Minnetonka, Wayzata, St. Cloud, and surrounding areas. Baby Safe Homes also offers services in California, including Sacramento, Orange and San Diego County, Boulder and Jefferson County, Colo., Phoenix, Ariz., Williamson County, Tenn., Houston, Dallas and Austin, Texas,  Washington County, Utah, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Northwestern Washington, Lexington and Louisville, KY., Ohio, New Jersey the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Canada and more. To schedule an interview to discuss child home safety with industry expert, Robert […]

By |November 14th, 2014|Installations, Safety|0 Comments

Single Dose Laundry Pod Capsules Pose Child Safety Risk

Single Dose Laundry and Dishwasher Detergent Pod Capsules Pose Child Safety Risk Single-dose laundry and dishwasher detergent capsules that look very similar to candy have been involved in around 10,000 cases of exposure with young children during the past year, according toThe Wall Street Journal.   The capsules are used in almost 10 percent of U.S. households and that number continually grows.   There are several news stories available on YouTube. Tide brought detergent pods to the market in 2012.  Soon after, nearly 14,000 children came into serious contact with them. Safety experts have long been concerned about the risk detergents pose to children; according to the newspaper’s report, before the pods were introduced, roughly 6,500 children per year were exposed or accidentally swallowed detergent. Though the detergent capsules do raise concern, only one fatality has been reported from the ingestion of one. In 2012, the association warned of the risks of detergent pods and detailed safety precautions. Procter and Gamble issued a similar warning campaign that year, made the pods more difficult to open, and modified the pods to add larger warning labels, according to the report, adding that a spokesman from Procter and Gamble said the number of Tide pod safety incidents has been declining. If you use laundry or dishwasher detergent pods in your home, please be sure to keep them out of reach of children.  When used in your dishwasher, never place the pod in the dishwasher until the dishwasher is run to help reduce the risk of exposure.  If your child is exposed to a detergent pod, immediately contact the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

By |November 10th, 2014|Info, Safety|0 Comments

Baby Proofing Coto de Caza – Custom Large Baby Safety Gate Installation

Baby Proofing Coto de Caza – Custom Large Baby Safety Gate Installation We were recently in Coto de Caza California installing some custom baby safety gates.  Since the homeowner had delicate and breakable items in their formal living room and dining room area and a very wide spiral downstairs staircase,  we decided to use the “containment” approach to safeguarding the staircase and the two front rooms of the home.  Baby Safe Homes installed one large custom 61″ baby safety gate leaving the family room area going towards the stairs and living room.  Another child safety gate was installed going  out from the kitchen into the dining room.  This option kept the baby out of the formal living room, dining room and away from the bottom of stairs.  We installed baby safe cabinet and drawer latches int he kitchen and family room, strapped furniture to the wall, installed self close electrical outlets as well as some other baby proofing in the kitchen and family room area.  The formal living room and dining room were kept off limits with the installation of the baby gates so we did not babyproof anything in those two rooms.  The customer also chose to omit a gate from the bottom of the stairs since the “containment” approach prevented access to the bottom of the staircase.   Do you have a unique or custom baby proofing need?  Have an area you can’t find the right baby safety gate for?  Give Baby Safe Homes a call.  We will be happy to provide you with options and assist you with professional installation. Baby Safe Homes will Professionally Install… Custom baby and child safety gates for top and bottom of stairs, hallways and play areas. […]

By |November 6th, 2014|Info, Safety|0 Comments

National Home Safety Month

June is National Home Safety Month and therefore there’s no better time to sit down with your family, and your babysitters to discuss safety topics.  It really only takes a few minutes.  Some things to consider: Have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors been checked? Are emergency phone numbers posted in a visible place? If your child is old enough to know his/her name and address, do they know to call 911 in case of emergency? What is your family’s fire and earthquake safety plan? Some good reminders for parents and caregivers of small children: Never leave children alone, especially near water. Keep chemicals, food, and other small objects away from children. Keep sleeping areas as bare as possible. Make sure all electrical outlets are covered. Secure windows, block stairways, and lock doors. Check out this article for some other great tips -  and enjoy the beautiful weather!

By |June 1st, 2014|Safety|0 Comments
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