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A Parent's Guide to Professional Babyproofing Service Costs

Last Updated: November 14, 2023

Ryan Maguire
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The leading cause of death among children in the United States is accidental injury. Many of these fatal accidents are preventable, however, especially when parents abandon the "not my child" belief and take steps to keep their children safe. One such step, child proofing (also known as baby proofing), is usually performed to some degree by households with children. But, using a professional child proofing service is an extra measure against making sure your little one doesn't end up as a tragic statistic. Below, you'll find information about child proofing and how much the service costs.

Babyproofing Service Cost #

Here are typical costs for professional babyproofing services:

  • Basic childproofing (install outlet covers, corner guards, cabinet locks etc.) - $200-$500 for a 2-3 bedroom home.

  • More extensive babyproofing (securing furniture, adding safety gates, anchoring TVs etc.) - $500-$1,000 for a full safety makeover of a 2-3 bedroom home.

  • Ongoing monthly maintenance/checks - $100-$200 per visit.

Cost factors:

  • Home size - Larger homes require more safety devices and labor time.

  • Safety package chosen - More add-ons like furniture straps, alarm systems etc. add costs.

  • Materials - Higher quality baby gates, guards, locks can increase price.

  • Region - Rates vary by location and local labor costs.

For the average 2-3 bedroom suburban home, expect to pay $400-$800 for a professional babyproofing service to help childproof and provide home safety peace of mind.

Babyproofing Cost Examples #

For my 2 bedroom apartment, I paid a babyproofer $250 to install outlet covers, corner guards, cabinet locks, and an anchoring kit for the TV and furniture. The basic childproofing gave me peace of mind.

With a crawling baby, I wanted my 1,500 sq ft suburban ranch home fully protected. The company installed safety gates, window locks, edge guards, appliance latches and more for $750.

For our large 2-story colonial, we opted for the premium package to babyproof the whole house. With materials and professional installation of safety gates, door guards, cabinet latches and more, the total was $1,200.

I hired a babyproofer every month to check on safety at my 1,800 sq ft home as my toddler grew. For each $150 visit they checked devices, installed new protections like door knob covers, and gave advice.

For my nanny share setup, I paid $500 to have basic childproofing done on both homes to keep the babies safe. Outlet covers, corner guards, and cabinet locks gave me peace of mind.

As shown, costs ranged from $250 to $1,200 based on home size and the safety package chosen. Ongoing maintenance checks can provide additional protection.

Child Proofing Tips #

It's not a knock on your parenting skills to admit that you could use some help safeguarding your home against safety risks. Professional childproofers are trained to identify potential hazards to your child and recommend ways to address them. You may choose, after a consultation, to implement the solutions yourself or allow the professional to child proof your home. If you decide to go with the latter option, you will be billed for labor in addition to the cost of safety products.

Childproofing should be done before a child starts crawling (usually around 3-6 months of age). When child proofing your home, a professional typically focuses on the following areas:

  • Doors: Doors that open at the top of stairs are of particular concern, though you'll probably want to child proof doors to restrict access to certain rooms as well. Gates, locks, and door knob covers are commonly used to secure these areas.
  • Cabinets and drawers: Child proof cabinets and drawers are a must for keeping children away from hazardous items such as knives, medicines, and cleaning products.
  • Outlet covers: Electrocution is a common cause of injury among children that can be prevented by installing child proof outlet covers.
  • Windows: Child proof windows protect against not only falls out of second story and above rooms, but also have shortened blind cord wraps to cut down on the risk of strangulation.
  • Edge cushions: Sharp corners and edges that children might fall onto or run into can be identified by a child proofer and reinforced with guards/cushions.

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