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How Much Does it Cost to Install Childproofing Devices?

Starting a family is a time full of many emotions: excitement, anticipation, worry and also fear. Worrying comes with the job – there’s no way to avoid that. However, you don’t have to let childproofing your home become an added stress factor. Although the cost for installing childproofing devices may be hard to determine, generally, the range can be from as low as $120 to over $500. Here are some tips to get you started:

National Install Childproofing Devices Costs

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National Install Childproofing Devices Costs
Average reported cost $439
Number of Cost Profiles 179 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $60
Maximum reported cost $1,000
Most homeowners spent between: $270 to $493

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Start Early

There are several things to do, so getting a jump on it will be in your best interest. Some items to consider include:

  • Corner bumpers for sharp edges and furniture
  • Socket plugs to protect from electrocution
  • Staircase gating to restrict access to certain parts of the house
  • Hardware cabinet locks to prevent injury or poison
  • Toilet seat latches to prevent drowning
  • Video monitoring cameras for safety measures
  • Audible alarm system to know if the child has reached a dangerous area

Many of these items can be purchased at your local retail store. Take a browse through the baby isle; you can most likely find other things to incorporate along the way.

Make a Plan

The best way to control expenses is to plan your work and set a budget. Although you won’t need all of the items right away, planning out your needs will let you shop around for the best devices that fit your space.

Do Your Research

Most things are easy to install and require nothing more than a few hours to complete. However, other things like installing a baby gate at the top of the stairs require more intensive work. Before you make an adjustment that requires drilling, research what needs to be done and plan the placement.

Hiring Professionals

In some cases, you may wish to hire a professional childproofing service. Depending on the size of your home and the items you want in place, professionals may be able to install various different devices throughout your home for about $300 to $1200. Moreover, professionals may be able to finish installing everything within a day, and they can also recommend trusted brands and models for you to consider.

By giving yourself ample time to plan things out, you’ll find that there is less danger in your home when your baby begins to crawl.

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

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