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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Why should I babyproof my home?

A: Experts say that between the ages of one to four, children are most likely to be injured by fire, burns, drowning, choking, poisoning or falls. Each year, more than 4.5 million children ages 14 and under are treated in hospital emergency departments for injuries incurred in the home. Nearly two-thirds of all injuries among children under age 3 requiring emergency department visits occur in the home. (Source: National Safe Kids Campaign)

Q: When should I start babyproofing my home?

A: The best time to begin babyproofing is before your child starts crawling. Your home is where your child will spend most of their time playing, learning and exploring. It is important to make sure their surroundings encourage, not discourage this growth. Turning your home into a “yes” environment will allow your child to explore, while giving you more peace of mind.

Q: How do I get started babyproofing my house?

A: The first thing you can do at home is get down on the floor and crawl around! This will help you locate those hidden dangers that may be at your child’s eye level, before they find them!

Q: Why should I hire Austin Babyproofing Company to help me babyproof my home?

A: We take the guesswork out of choosing the best safety products for your home with our unique and individualized approach. We know which products will work best for your particular situation and we have access to many products and brands that you cannot find locally. In addition, we will provide safety awareness information covering topics such as fire and electrical safety, poison prevention, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, important safety resources, and toy safety.

Q: Do you provide installation services?

A: Yes, we have expert installers that will arrive to your home on time, install the products quickly, and clean up after themselves! We can provide customized solutions for your challenging situations. Gates and cabinet latches are our specialty!

Q: How long do I need to have my home babyproofed?

A: Babyproofing is an ongoing process! As your child grows, you will need to reevaluate the precautions you’ve taken, and decide if they are still adequate. You will need to constantly reassess your child’s surroundings for new dangers.

Q: How do I get started babyproofing my home?

A: Contact Austin Babyproofing Company today. We will perform an extensive room-by-room walk through of the entire house, identify potential hazards that could injure your child, and recommend helpful solutions or products. We will bring samples of the products we recommend, allowing you to get some “hands on” experience with our high quality products. We will help you develop a “home safety plan” by providing you with a customized, detailed list of recommended products, and an estimate on the cost for installation of the products.

Q: How much does it cost to babyproof a home?

A: The cost of babyproofing generally depends on the size of your home, your lifestyle, and the products you decide you need. At Austin Babyproofing Company, we will work within your budget to help you choose the most cost effective way to make your home as safe as possible for your child.

Q: Can't I find the same home safety products at my local hardware store?

A: No! Unlike many retail stores that carry only two or three different brands of safety products, at Austin Babyproofing Company we carry products from over 25 different manufacturers. This allows us to pick and choose the best individual products from their product lines. For example, of the many different cabinet latches available, we only sell and install 3 types.

Q: I received some safety products as a shower gift, will Austin Babyproofing Company install these for me?

A: It depends on the manufacturer and quality of the products. As you probably know by now, not all “baby products” are made the same! Some are of much higher quality than others. We will only install those products that meet our strict safety standards.

Q: I'm pretty handy with power tools, can I buy your safety products and install them myself?

A: Of course! We can install as much or as little as you would like! We can install all of the products, some of the products, or provide you with the instruction to install them yourself!