The Best Baby-Proofing Products: Reviews & Prices for the Top 50 Baby-Proofing Supplies for Stairs, Doors & Everywhere Else

by SSF | Last Updated Feb. 12th, 2016

Having a baby is a life-changing event. It will be years before you sleep through the night again. Even if your baby is an awesome sleeper, you’ll be waking up in the middle of the night, tiptoeing to her room just to make sure she’s still breathing. You can admit it; every new parent does it.

When she starts to crawl, it’s a whole new world.  Her safety is constantly on your mind. You scan every room upon entering, quickly identifying all possible hazards and removing scary objects. Your friends may think you’ve completely lost your marbles as you obsess over the most seemingly insignificant things. But you’re always five steps ahead of your toddler, envisioning the many possible outcomes of every possible step she could take. You become a professional pessimist, always quick to imagine the worst-possible outcome.

All of this is for very good reason, and it’s one of few times in your life when it’s perfectly acceptable to be over-the-top cautious about, well…everything. There have been many parents before you in this very situation. Fortunately, some of them were pretty smart and devised clever inventions to prevent the many potential hazards your toddler could encounter at any given moment. For your peace of mind, here are 50 of the most helpful, safe and effective baby-proofing products to ensure your tot’s safety – and preserve your sanity.

1. Cardinal Gates Banister Shield
Cardinal Gates Banister Shield

Openings in banisters and balconies pose a dangerous threat to baby, and Cardinal Gates has a solution.  For indoor use, the Cardinal Gates Banister Shield protects babies and pets from getting stuck in the railing or falling through balconies.

Key Features:

  • Durable, shatterproof crystal clear plastic
  • 15’ long x 33” high
  • All necessary hardware included for easy installation

Cost: *Est. $35

2. Safety 1st Magnetic Tot Lok Complete Set
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Safety 1st Magnetic Tot Lock Complete Set

Any parent will tell you that keeping babies and toddlers out of cabinets and drawers is essential to baby proofing.  Keep little one’s fingers and your cleaning products, food, and other items safe with this solution from Safety 1st.

Key Features:

  • 100% concealed
  • Durable construction
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Easy operation – Install the lock inside the cabinet or drawer and then use the powerful magnetic key to open when needed
  • It is easy to store the magnetic key high up and out of children’s reach

Cost:

  • 1 pack – *Est. $15
  • 2 packs (include 8 locks & 2 keys) – *Est. $38

 3. Safety 1st Cabinet and Drawer Latches
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Safety 1st Cabinet and Drawer Latches

For parents who are leery of using a magnetic or other locking system, Safety 1st also offers more traditional cabinet and drawer latches.  Manually operated, these latches make it possible for older, more responsible children to access items while babies and toddlers are “locked” out of the drawers and cabinets.

Key Features:

  • Easy, wide-grip surface for quick access
  • Simple to install
  • Easy to use

Cost:

  • 7 pack – *Est. $3
  • 14 pack – *Est. $4

 4. Safety 1st Oven Lock (48408)
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Safety 1st Oven Lock

One of the most dangerous places in your home is right in your kitchen, and it is used nearly every day.  Alleviate concern about your little ones being burned by your oven with the oven lock from Safety 1st.

Key Features:

  • Durable
  • Heat resistant
  • Adhesive mounts the lock to the front of the stove

Cost: *Est. $7

 5. KidCo Adjustable Locking Strap, White (All Purpose)
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KidCo Adjustable Locking Strap

Sometimes locking problem areas in the house is an all-purpose solution for parents.  KidCo offers an adjustable locking strap so that parents literally have the flexibility needed to secure various areas in the home.

Key Features:

  • Easy, adhesive mount installation
  • No tools necessary
  • Flexible design for extension up to 8 1/2  inches
  • Variety of uses: lazy susans, glass doors, appliance, and more

Cost: *Est. $6

6. Mommy’s Helper Toilet Seat Lid-Lok
Mommy's Helper Toilet Seat Lid Lock

Mommy’s Helper Lid-Lok is a top-rated toilet safety product.  Not only will it prevent toddlers from accidentally falling into the toile and protect small fingers from being hurt by heavy seats and lids, but it will prevent active little ones from throwing toys and other items into the toilet.

Key Features:

  • Easy for adults to open
  • Fits most standard toilets
  • Installs without tools
  • Installs without adhesive and you don’t have to unbolt the seat to install
  • Simple, one-handed operation
  • Simple to remove when no longer needed

Cost:

  • Single Pack – *Est. $6
  • 2-pack – *Est. $15

 7. My Own Shower
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My Own Shower

Traditional handheld showers leave a hose hanging down that poses a threat to children.  Rinse Ace’s My Own Shower eliminates the hose by connecting to your shower with a short hose that suctions to the wall, and you disconnect the hose when the child’s shower is completed.

Key Features:

  • 3-foot detachable hose with children’s showerhead
  • One-time install of patented connector on existing “adult” showerhead
  • Adjustable suction cups accommodate children of different height
  • Water flow is not too hard for children

Cost: *Est. $16

8. Evenflo Home Décor Swing Gate
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Evenflo Home Decor Swing Gate

Once your baby becomes mobile, you will want to keep her safe by limiting her free-range options.  The Evenflo Home Décor Wood Gate provides both functionality and style to your home while helping keep your mind at ease.

Key Features:

  • Classic design
  • One hand latch release
  • Hardware mounted
  • One direction or two-directional swings
  • 32” tall and expands from 31” to 52” wide
  • Dark oak to light oak finishes
  • Gate mounting kits with accessories and fasteners for various installation conditions are available
  • Wood screws included
  • Furniture-quality wood

Cost: *Est. $95

9. KidCo Safeway Gate
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KidCo Safeway Gate

Stairs pose one of the most dangerous threats to children of all ages, and making sure you have a gate designed for top-of-stair use is essential to baby proofing your home.  KidCo’s Safeway Safety Gate is designed for top-of-stair use, but it may also be used in hallways or as a room divider.

Key Features:

  • All joints rotate so individual sections may be set to the ideal angle and then easily locked into place for secure attachment
  • Quick release hardware and adjustable width
  • 24.75” – 43.5”W and 30.5”H

Cost: *Est. $43

10. Evenflo Soft and Wide Gate
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Evenflo Soft and Wide Gate

Sometimes, the layout of your home requires more custom-fit products, and the Evenflo Soft and Wide Gate is one of those solutions for wider door openings.  Extra wide to fit a variety of openings, this gate also offers a softer solution if baby is bumping into harder objects while crawling.

Key Features:

  • Neutral stylings to complement a variety of home decors
  • Non-marring rubber bumpers help prevent damage to your home
  • No tools required
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Machine washable
  • Not safe for top of stairs
  • 26”H and extends to 60”W

Cost: *Est. $30

11. Safety 1st Railnet
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Safety 1st Railnet

Railings on balconies, stairs, decks, and porches may not seem like an area to babyproof, but tiny bodies can squeeze almost anywhere.  Keep your children safe with this railnet by Safety 1st.

Key Features:

  • 33”H and 10’L
  • Durable mesh net
  • Weatherproof
  • Universal size
  • Railing ties and screw eyes help keep the net securely attached
  • Suitable for indoors or outdoors
  • More than one railnet may be connected with the provided hardware

Cost: *Est. $18

12. Poolguard GAPT-2 Outdoor Pool Gate Alarm
Poolguard Pool Alarm

Swimming pool safety is one concern parents have year round, and Poolguard products are intended to help alleviate some of the worry associated with swimming pool safety.  Poolguard Gate alarms protect the weakest link in any fence: the gate.

Key Features:

  • Can be used on any gate, outside door, or screen door giving access to the pool
  • Alarm sounds in 7 seconds if a child opens a gate, even if they close the gate
  • The alarm is always on and always automatically resets under all conditions
  • Alarm will not allow someone to accidentally leave your gate open
  • Equipped with an adult pass-through feature that allows adults to go through the gate without sounding the alarm
  • Equipped with a low battery indicator that alerts you when the battery is getting low
  • Uses one 9-volt battery, and battery life is approximately one year
  • Includes 6 feet of UL approved hook-up wire and a sensor switch and sensor magnet designed for gates

Cost: *Est. $61

13. Poolguard PGRM-2 In-Ground Pool Alarm
Poolguard In-Ground Pool Alarm

To have complete peace of mind for swimming pool safety, Poolguard offers an in-ground pool alarm. Because the alarm cannot be deactivated once installed in the pool, you always will know if someone is in the pool when he shouldn’t be.

Key Features:

  • #1 Best Seller in Pool Safety Alarms
  • Once installed, the alarm is always in alarm-ready mode
  • Tamper proof – will sound an alarm when removed from the pool
  • Sleep mode – when using your pool, remove the alarm and put it into sleep mode
  • Automatic wake-up – automatically wakes up and runs a system test when installed
  • Includes an in-house remote receiver with a range up to 200 ft. and includes a 12-volt power supply
  • Works on a 9-volt battery, with a battery life of approximately one year
  • Audible low-battery indicator at the poolside alarm and also indicated by the in-house remote receiver
  • New sensing technology provides less chance of false alarms due to wind, rain, or small objects such as sticks or toys entering the water
  • Can be used with a solar blanket
  • Designed to detect intrusions similar to a one-year-old child

Cost: *Est. $190

14. Mommy’s Helper Tip Resistant Furniture Safety Brackets
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As your little bundle of joy becomes a crawler and eventually a walker, she will begin pulling herself up on objects.  Be confident in your ability to keep her safe from tipping furniture with these top-rated tip-resistant furniture safety brackets from Mommy’s Helper.

Key Features:

  • Helps prevent furniture from tipping over
  • Straps furniture securely to wall
  • Detachable for moving furniture when cleaning
  • Contains 8 brackets and straps to accommodate up to 4 pieces of furniture
  • Easy to install

Cost: *Est. $4

15. KidCo Foam Corner Protectors
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KidCo Foam Corner Protectors

Little noggins always seem to be at the perfect height for banging into corners of coffee tables, TV stands, end tables, and any other piece of furniture within your chlid’s living space.  KidCo’s Foam Corner Protectors earn rave reviews from users and come in a variety of colors to match your décor.

Key Features:

  • Adhesive mount
  • Soft, cushiony protection for hard edges
  • Functional and easy to use
  • Fits most table corners
  • 4 Pack

Cost: *Est. $8

16. Cardinal Gates Kid’s Edge Metal Hearth Guard
Cardinal Gates Kid's Edge Metal Hearth Guard

While your fireplace and hearth may be a family-favorite gathering place during the winter, the hearth is an accident waiting to happen when your baby begins crawling.  Protect baby’s head with Cardinal Gates’ metal-backed hearth guard.

Key Features:

  • Clamps onto fireplace – no adhesive to leave residue on brick, stone, or other hearth materials
  • Pad adheres to a telescoping frame
  • Frame adjusts for hearths 45” – 76”
  • 24” extension is available for wider hearths
  • Color options – black, brown, gray, taupe, and ivory

Cost: *Est. $87

17. KidCo Universal Outlet Covers
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KidCo Universal Outlet Covers

Electrical outlets pose a hazard to baby in nearly every room of your home.  Protect your children from injuries caused by inserting objects into the outlets with KidCo’s Universal Outlet Covers.

Key Features:

  • Fits both standard and decora style outlets
  • Automatically covers outlet when plug is removed
  • Saves time – no individual plugs to remove and reinsert when receptacle is not in use
  • Easy to install
  • Highly reviewed by Amazon users
  • 12 Pack includes 12 individual covers and a bonus bundle with 2 outlet plugs for temporary situations or travel

Cost:

  • 3-pack – *Est. $10
  • 6-pack – *Est. $15
  • 12-pack – *Est. $33

18. Safety 1st Power Strip Cover
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Safety 1st Power Strip Cover

An often-overlooked hazard to mobile babies are power strips and surge protectors.  Safey 1st provides a solution to this potential danger with its restyled power strip cover, so your electronic hubs no longer will be a cause of concern.

Key Features:

  • Sturdy plastic design
  • Adjustable size
  • Wall mountable
  • Neutral color
  • Covers the entire power strip, including the on/off switch
  • Collapsible design provides a secure fit for large or small power strips and surge protectors

Cost: *Est. $8

19. Safety 1st Plug ‘N Outlet Covers
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Safety 1st Plug 'N Outlet Covers

When baby becomes a bit more curious and bold, it may be time for the Safety 1st Plug ‘N Outlet Covers.  This babyproof essential covers the plugs and outlets, so baby cannot pull out the cords.

Key Features:

  • Includes covers that fit over outlets with plugs
  • Child-resistant cover with double-touch release
  • Removable and reusable

Cost:

  • 2-pack – *Est. $6
  • 4-pack – *Est. 12

 20. Dreambaby Blind Cord Wraps
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Dreambaby Blind Cord Wraps

 

Window blind cords are extremely dangerous, but most parents aren’t quite sure how to babyproof them, short of cutting them and ruining the blind or throwing them up over the curtains.  Dreambaby offers a handy solution with its blind cord wraps, and parents overwhelmingly approve in their ratings and reviews.

Key Features:

  • Clear, to match any blinds and windows
  • Includes easy installation instructions and tips
  • Mounting screws included
  • Works with cords and bead chains

Cost:

  • 4-Count – *Est. $6
  • 8-Count – *Est. $9

21. Skip Hop Bath Spout Cover
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Skip Hop Bath Spout Cover

Skip Hop’s Moby is a fun character for baby to enjoy at bath time that also protects his head from bumping the tub spout.  This is one more way to make bath time a little safer and more enjoyable for parents and children alike.

Key Features:

  • Soft, tough rubber to protect baby during bath time
  • Easily adjusts to fit and tighten on most spouts
  • Blowhole allows for easy access to shower diverter
  • Hang Moby from his tail hook when not in use
  • BPA, phthalate, and PVC free

Cost: *Est. $13

22. Safety 1st Prograde Finger Pinch Preventer
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Safety 1st Prograde Finger Pinch Preventer

Doors tend to become one of baby’s favorite toys, but they also pose a threat to baby’s fingers and hands.  Safety 1st offers finger pinch preventers that fit on both the hinge and knob side of doors to protect baby from both angles.

Key Features:

  • Easiliy fits both sides of the door
  • Max-gap indicator for proper installation
  • Fits at any height on the door frame
  • Hangs on doorknob for periods of non-use

Cost:

  • 2-Count – *Est. $8
  • 4-Count – *Est. $15

23. Roving Cove 16-piece EXTRA DENSE Safe Corner Cushion Value Pack
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Roving Cove Corner Cushions

For premium childproofing, Mayapple Baby offers Roving Cove extra dense corner cushions with a Shore A Durometer of 16-18, versus industry-standard cushions of a Shore A Durometer 12.  Mayapple Baby also packages their product with recycled paper and a recyclable plastic bag that is printed with soy ink.

Key Features:

  • Extra dense, soft, premium cushions
  • Non-toxic and flame resistant – free of heavy metals and no flame-retardant chemicals are added
  • Secure adhesion – includes authentic, easy-to-peel 3M double-sided tape
  • Coffee brown color to match oak, walnut, mahogany, cherry, or other dark-colored furniture

Cost: *Est. $20

24. KidCo Door Knob Lock
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KidCo Doorknob Lock

There are times when you want to prevent your children from entering certain rooms or closets, and KidCo offers a solution for locking them out that is both quick and simple to install.  KidCo’s Door Knob Locks also help to prevent baby from getting into the bathroom while you are filling the bathtub.

Key Features:

  • Ideal for standard round door knobs
  • Hinged tab for easy access to keyholes
  • Easy installation – door knob locks snap on
  • Design is based on a side pinch-grip technology

Cost:

  • 4-Pack – *Est. $10
  • 5-Pack – *Est. 12

25. Large Smart Guard Medicine Safe (One Step Ahead)
Large Smartguard Medicine Safe

One Step Ahead offers its best-selling medicine safe in a larger size that is now ideal for holding vitamins, supplements, and larger pill bottles.  With so many reports of children accidentally ingesting medicine, a medicine safe is a must-have for baby proofing.

Key Features:

  • Patented, key-free lock
  • Removable tray
  • Magnifier
  • Handle for easy portability
  • 11 ¼”L x 8 ¾”W x 7 ½”H

Cost: *Est. $25

26. Munchkin Wood and Steel Designer Gate
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Munchkin Designer Baby Gate

For those times when you don’t want to compromise style for functionality, Munchkin offers its Designer Gate, with stylish wood and steel to work with any décor style.  Don’t let its good looks fool you, though; the Munchkin Designer Gate is designed with a steel, U-shaped power frame for stability and has a double-locking handle to keep your child safe.

Key Features:

  • Easily opened by adults but secures children with a double-locking handle
  • Locking options – set the door to open in either direction or lock it both ways to prevent it from opening at all
  • Optional third lock at the base to control the direction the gate opens
  • Works at the top of stairs
  • 29 ½”H and 29 ½” – 40 ½”W
  • 5 ½” and 11” extensions are available separately for extension up to 54”W
  • Pressure-mount system to reduce damage to walls yet provides a firm, stable seal and makes it easy to install or remove the gate
  • Hardware included
  • Gate locks shut with a simple push

Cost: *Est. $64

27. Safety 1st Clear View Stove Knob Covers
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Safety 1st Stove Knob Covers

Help prevent kitchen accidents by keeping children from turning on the stove, even accidentally, with these stove knob covers from Safety 1st.  Even gas leaks from a child accidentally turning a gas stove knob will be prevented if you install these knob covers.

Key Features:

  • Hinged lid allows parents convenient access to stove knobs
  • New larger size accommodates today’s stoves
  • Updated universal design
  • Easy to install
  • Clear design blends into any décor
  • Removable and reusable

Cost: 5-Pack – *Est. $9

28. One Step Ahead Secure Transitions Inflatable Baby Tub
One Step Ahead baby bathtub

Bath time can be a very daunting task when baby is too large for an infant tub but too small for the big family tub.  One Step Ahead’s Secure Transitions Inflatable Baby Tub offers a solution that prevents baby from sliding around yet provides enough room for playing.

Key Features:

  • Pattern suitable for boys and girls
  • Drain plug makes water flow freely
  • Soft and won’t irritate baby’s skin
  • Contoured headrest makes shampooing simple
  • Pockets keep bath supplies close
  • For babies who can sit up, up to 24 months
  • Outside dimensions: 37”L x 23”W x 8 ½”H
  • Inside space: 25”L x 14 ½” W x 7”H

Cost: *Est. $48

29. Safety 1st Temp Guard
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Safety 1st Temp Guard

Don’t rely on your elbow anymore when checking water temperature for baby.  The Safety 1st duck Temp Guard helps you get baby’s bath water temperature right every time.

Key Features:

  • Hot indicator on belly lets you know when water is too hot for baby
  • Classic rubber duck design
  • Durable vinyl

Cost: *Est. $8

30. Safety 1st Electric Cord Short’ner
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Safety 1st Electric Cord Shortener

Earning five-star reviews, the Cord Short’ner from Safety 1st provides peace of mind when it comes to excessively long cords around your home.  Designed to store the unused portion of electrical cords that may cause tripping or strangulation hazards, the Cord Short’ner is a smart choice for baby proofing.

Key Features:

  • Lightweight but sturdy plastic compartment catches and holds the cord, and a rotating handle retracts the cord when turned
  • Holds up to 4’ of excessive cord
  • Accommodates most power cords

Cost: 2-Pack – *Est. $5

31. Safety 1st Small Object Choking Tester
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Small Object Choking Tester

Parents are aware of the choking hazards posed by nearly every small item in their homes, but sometimes it is difficult to gauge the danger of objects on sight.  The Small Object Choking Tester by Safety 1st should alleviate some of your concerns.

Key Features:

  • Designed to keep kids safe and away from small objects
  • Insert an object in the tester to see if it is large enough for children under 3
  • Quick, easy use

Cost: *Est. $2


32. TotShield Stove Guard
TotShield Stove Guard

Children are curious creatures, and even though they have heard, “No! Hot!” a million times when they get near the stove, they still want to touch the potentially dangerous appliance.  TotShield protects youngsters from the dangers of a hot stove and provides additional reaction time for parents to take corrective action when their children get too close.

Key Features:

  • Tilted shield for more cookware space
  • Adjustable to fit most 30-inch free standing gas and electric stoves
  • No permanent mounting or adhesive tape is required
  • Installed or removed instantly for easy cleaning
  • Shields hot stovetop and control knobs
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $35

33. Guardian Angel Child Safety Window Guard
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Guardian Angel Safety Window Guard

Prevent tragic window falls and have more peace of mind with Guardian Angel window guards.  Guardian Angel Window Guards are recommended by the City of Boston and have some of the highest Amazon customer reviews.

Key Features:

  • Removes easily with emergency release buttons in the case of a fire
  • Withstands 150 lbs. of pressure
  • Steel bars are closer together (3 7/8”) than other brands (4-5”)
  • Compatible with single- and double-hung windows, as well as sliding and hinged casement windows
  • Easy mounting with side post screw mounts into your window frames
  • Available in several sizes to accommodate your windows

Cost:

  • Horizontal mount (17” – 23”W) – *Est. $58
  • Regular (23” – 35”W) – *Est. $70
  • Wide, 4 Horizontal bars (35” – 58”W) – *Est. $70
  • Wide, 5 Horizontal bars (35” – 58”W) – *Est. $85
  • Wide, 4 Horizontal bars (58” – 90”) – *Est. $116

34.  @KiddeSafety
Kidde Smoke Alarms

A baby proofing list just wouldn’t be complete without a fire safety product, and there is none better than the #1 Best Seller in Household Sensors and Alarms, Kidde’s KN-COSM-BA Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm with Talking Alarm.  One unit can be installed where previously two were needed.

Key Features:

  • Talking alarm announces the hazard type detected, helping to speed up reaction time
  • Battery safeguard ensures the unit cannot be accidentally mounted without batteries installed
  • Test-reset button tests alarm and triggers voice announcement
  • Complies with UL requirements

Cost:

  • 1-Pack – *Est. $32
  • 2-Pack – *Est. $57
  • 6-Pack – *Est. $168
  • 8-Pack – *Est. $210

35. BreathableBaby Breathable Mesh Crib Liner
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Breathable Baby Crib Liner

Breathable Baby products help parents protect their babies by providing award-winning, patented breathable mesh crib liners.  The mesh crib liners reduce the risk of suffocation and entanglement that occur with traditional crib bumpers, and they prevent climbing by active babies.

Key Features:

  • Soft and padded, keeping little limbs safely inside
  • Easy wrap design
  • Adjustable to fit cribs with slatted ends
  • Attaches easily with hook and loop fasteners – no dangerous ties
  • Collapses to prevent climbing
  • Solid colors coordinate with any bedding set

Cost: *Est. $30

36. Safety 1st Prograde Flat Screen TV Lock
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Flat Screen TV Lock

Flat Screen TVs may be better for viewing and picture quality, but they are not ideal for babies and toddlers.  One option is the Prograde Flat Screen TV Lock from Safety 1st.  This product scores high on new parents’ lists of must-have baby proofing items because it pivots to allow for optimum viewing experiences.

Key Features:

  • Locking bar extends 6” – 20” and pivots left to right for perfect viewing
  • Prevents TV from moving forward or backward
  • Attaches to existing VESA mount holes on back of TV
  • Fits most 32” – 60” flat screen TVs

Cost: *Est. $48

37. KidCo Anti-Tip TV Strap
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KidCo TV Safety Strap

Another top-rated anti-tip TV protective device comes from KidCo.  The KidCo Anti-Tip TV Straps are an option for people with televisions of any size.

Key Features:

  • Nylong straps help secure TV to wall or furniture
  • Screw mounted
  • More affordable alternative to other anti-tip TV devices

Cost:

  • 2-Pack – *Est. $11
  • 4-Pack – *Est. $20

38. Master Lock Dual-Function Security Bar
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Dual-Function Security Bar

The #1 Best Seller in Door Handle Sets, Master Lock Dual Function Security Bar may be meant to keep intruders out, but it is also a perfect option for keeping children inside, safe and sound.  Because of its versatile and adjustable design, the bar fits most hinged and sliding doors, so even the best little escape artists or innocent wanderers are contained.

Key Features:

  • Dual-function door and patio door security bar
  • Improves security on hinged and sliding doors
  • Rugged 20-guage steel construction can withstand ore than 350 pounds of force
  • Adjusts to fit most standard doors
  • Weighs only one pound

Cost: *Est. $22

39. Prime-Line Products Vinyl Window Lock
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Vinyl Window Lock

One challenge facing parents is how to keep their children safe when warmer weather hits and they want to have the windows open for ventilation.  Prime-Line Products offers vinyl window locks as a solution, and they are boasting high reviews.

Key Features:

  • Adjustable jaw
  • Fits up to ½” thick rails
  • Allows window to lock in ventilating position
  • Easy to install

Cost: *Est. $7

40. Child Proof Deluxe Top Door Lock
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Deluxe Top Door Lock

For baby proofing several doors, or when dealing with keeping older children safe, a more economical and harder-to-reach approach may be needed.  The Deluxe Top Door Lock is a solution for parents who are searching for answers to those common challenges.

Key Features:

  • Rests on top of the door so children can’t easily reach it
  • Peg mounts on the door frame
  • Latch slides around the peg to lock and unlock the door
  • Opens from either side of the door
  • Includes easy-grip wand for shorter adults
  • Easy to install
  • Fits all standard interior doors measuring up to 1 3/8” thick

Cost: *Est. $10

41. Tub Guard
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TotSafe Tub Guard

Bath time can be a fun, yet challenging time for new parents and parents with small children.  Make the tub a safer place for children with the Tub Guard from TotSafe: it slides over the edge of your tub and cushions the edges.

Key Features:

  • Provides a cushion to protect youngsters
  • Gives parents a comfortable surface to lean on
  • Available in two sizes – large for standard tubs or small for tubs with shower door enclosures
  • Made of the same padding used to protect professional athletes

Cost:

  • Small, fits tubs with shower door enclosures and measures 14 ¼”L x 5 ¼”W x 5 ¼”D – *Est. $26
  • Large, fits standard tubs and measures 33 ¼”L x 5 ¼”W x 5 ¼”D – *Est. $38

42. Fireplace Door Lock
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Fireplace Door Lock

Keeping kids safe from a fireplace while it is not in use is just as important as protecting them when it is.  TotSafe’s Fireplace Door Lock makes sure the fireplace doors stay shut when you’re not using the fireplace to prevent pinched fingers and access to fireplace contents.

Key Features:

  • Mounts over the horizontal handles of fireplace doors to lock them in place
  • Easily removed by adults for when fireplace is in use
  • Durable metal construction
  • 24”L x 2”H x ¾”D

Cost: *Est. $20

43. Tub Tattoos by SlipX Solutions
Tub Tattoos

Preventing slips and falls in the bathtub is a crucial aspect of baby proofing, and the Tub Tattoos from SlipX Solutions are colorful and fun for kids.  Available in several options, including ducks, frogs, monkeys, turtles, clownfish, and flamingos, Tub Tattoos fit in with almost any color scheme or bathroom theme.

Key Features:

  • Each package contains 5 non-slip Tub Tattoos
  • 4” diameter
  • Easy to install – just peel and stick
  • Reliable grip on almost any non-textured, non-porous surface

Cost: *Est. $7

44. Aqueduck Faucet Handle Extender
Faucet Handle Extender

Older children need to be able to wash their hands, but the sheer size of the bathroom vanity can impede their process.  Aqueduck solves the issue of small children’s inability to turn on the water with its Facuet Handle Extender.

Key Features:

  • Fits most two-handle faucets and is easy to remove for cleaning
  • Promotes independence
  • Designed to work only on cold side for safety
  • Made from long-lasting soft, durable plastic
  • Contains no BPA, PVC, or phthalates
  • Encourages good hygiene

Cost: *Est. $16

45. Aqueduck Faucet Extender
Faucet Extender

Another smart solution from Aqueduck!  As kids get older and need to wash their hands, it can be a daunting task to get them on a stool or to sit on the vanity just so they can reach the water without everyone ending up soaking wet or sore.  Aqueduck’s Faucet extender is the answer to the hand-washing challenge.

Key Features:

  • Polythylene plastic
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Designed to fit on most conventional bathroom faucets
  • Easy to remove for cleaning
  • Made from long-lasting soft, durable plastic
  • Contains no BPA, PVC, or phthalates
  • Easily installed and removed

Cost: *Est. $10

46. Safety 1st Adjustable Custom Fit All-Purpose Strap
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Cabinet Safety Strap

Some appliances and objects in the home are difficult to secure when baby proofing, including the refrigerator and dishwasher, because of sizes, hinged doors, and odd angles.  The Safety 1st Adjustable Multi Purpose Strap is the solution for these specific baby proofing challenges.

Key Features:

  • No special hardware required
  • Suitable for most home decors
  • Adhesive backing
  • Adjustable length for various purposes
  • Dual-press release

Cost:

  • 2-Pack – *Est. $8
  • 4-Pack – *Est. $13
  • 6-Pack – *Est. $18

47.  @KidCo
KidCo Hearthgate

Talk about an all-in-one baby proofing product!  KidCo’s Hearthgate for Fireplace, Hearth, & BBQ Grill does the job of many products.  Protect little ones from the heat and fire of fireplaces, wood burning stoves, and barbecues, in addition to the sharp corners and hard, rough surfaces of hearths.

Key Features:

  • Five interlocking 24” sections can be angled or set in a straight line as needed
  • May be wall-mounted for safety
  • Base set fits a 6’ hearth
  • 29” high
  • Extension kits available

Cost: *Est. $170

48. Mommy’s Helper Slide-Lok Bi-Fold Door Lock
Bi-Fold Door Lock

Bi-Fold Doors pose multiple opportunities for pinched fingers.  Mommy’s Helper provides a specialized solution: Slide-Lok Bi-Fold Door Locks.  Adults access closets and rooms with an easy-to-reach slide rod while baby’s fingers stay safe.

Key Features:

  • No tools required for installation
  • Nearly invisible clear material
  • Plastic design minimizes scratching or marring of door surfaces

Cost: *Est. $4

49. DoorSmoocher Childproof Sliding Pocket Door Lock
Childproof Sliding Pocket Door Lock

Other special interior doors that pose a threat to baby’s fingers, toes, hands, and feet are sliding pocket doors.  Made especially for pocket doors, DoorSmoocher Childproof Sliding Pocket Door Locks are highly-rated by Amazon users.

Key Features:

  • Childproofs standard single and double pocket and swing doors
  • Will not damage door face
  • Can be place to any height
  • Will lock and unlock door from both sides
  • Blends in with standard white door, but can be painted
  • Fits doors up to 1 ½”

Cost: *Est. $13

50. Safety 1st Secure Mount Deadbolt Lock
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Safety 1st Deadbolt Lock

An often over-looked area of baby proofing is deadbolt locks.  Parents of younger children feel secure by locking doors using the deadbolt lock; but, when children are old enough to turn the deadbolt, parents are sometimes at a loss for a solution.  Safety 1st offers its Secure Mount Deadbolt Lock, which was met with rave reviews.

Key Features:

  • No adhesives or drilling required
  • No permanent damage to the door
  • Simple installation behind the existing deadbolt hardware
  • Dual-action design is simple for adults yet difficult for children
  • Clear plastic panel allows users to know at a glance if the deadbolt is engaged
  • High-impact plastic construction for a long lasting, durable product

Cost: *Est. $10

 
 
   
  • 2 comments

     
  • Luke Yan . 2 years ago

    Wow~ thank you for sharing this! a post regarding how to ensure our little kids safety!

     
  • laura . 1 year ago

    This is really innovative! I read about automatic sliding gates that sort of act like a cat flap to make sure kids can’t toddle out on to the road.

     
 
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