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How Much Does it Cost to Child Proof a Home?

Childproofing (or baby proofing) your home is one of the most important things you can do to prepare for the arrival of a new baby. The average cost of a childproofing safety consultation is between $65-75. However, there are a number of factors that may impact the total cost of your childproofing project.

1. Your geographic location. Where you live may have a significant impact on the cost of baby-proofing your home. Prices for labor and materials tend to be higher in larger cities like New York and Los Angeles. Search our Childproofing Cost Report to find average prices in your area.

2. Safety inspection. The childproofing expert will come to your home for an on-site evaluation. He or she will walk through every room of your house or apartment, from the kitchen to the nursery, in order to identify potential safety hazards.

3. Product recommendations. At the end of the inspection, you should receive a written report of recommended changes. The baby proofing expert may suggest some small changes, such as relocating a wobbly bookcase or moving house plants off of the floor. Other issues may require the installation of specific safety devices, such as door knob covers and cabinet locks.

4. DIY vs. Professional Installation. You can buy the recommended products on your own and turn baby proofing your home into a weekend do-it-yourself project. If you are short on time, you can have the recommend products installed by the childproofing consultant. In many cases, the fee for the initial consultation can be put toward the cost of installing the products.



5. What type of products will be installed? No two projects are exactly the same. The childproofing specialist will customize a plan for your specific needs. The cost of the project typically depends on the size of your home and type safety equipment that is required.

Safety devices may include safety gates, toilet locks, door knob covers, furniture straps, cabinet locks, faucet covers, and electrical outlet covers. Cord wraps (or wind-ups) can be put on blinds and other window treatments. Corner cushions can be placed on the sharp edges of tables and other large furniture pieces.

6. Additional home safety measures. The childproofing expert may recommend general safety improvements. This may include installing additional smoke detectors and replacing the batteries in existing ones. You may also consider placing carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers throughout your home. These items will add to the total cost of the project. We can help you find local home security companies.

7. Plan ahead of time. Baby proofing your home is one of the easiest ways to to prevent accidents. Your baby will be crawling all around the house before you know it. By planning far in advance, you may be able to save a few dollars when hiring a childproofing expert.

8. Compare multiple quotes. By requesting several cost estimates, you will improve your chances of getting a great deal. When hiring any professional, it's also important to verify each company's credentials (including licensing information and insurance coverage).




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