When should I start baby proofing?

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When should I start baby proofing?

Just when you think you have your baby all worked out they hit a new development milestone and everything changes. One minute they are laying stationary on the floor, the next minute they are pulling themselves up on furniture and commando crawling their way along the floor to your electrical cords. Often leaving you feeling like they are a completely new baby….overnight!

One of the most common questions we receive at First Steps Safe Steps is when should we baby proof?

As a general guide, we recommend contacting us when your baby starts showing signs of movement. This could be any or a combination of them starting to::

  • Commando move or crawl across the floor (around 5 – 10 months old)
  • Crawl or pull up on a step
  • Pull themselves up on a couch or other household items
  • Reach out to low lying objects on a shelf
  • Complete multiple rolls
  • Show sudden interest in exploring and investigating their surroundings

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However, just like every baby is different so are their parents. We have completed many safety consultations for clients who are pregnant or had newborns. Whatever keeps your mind at ease and happy.

Whenever the time comes to baby proof your home First Steps Safe Steps are more than happy to help guide you through the process and make baby proofing an enjoyable experience.

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Fantastic Service

Fantastic service. Mitch gives great advice on baby proofing. He opened our eyes to where we needed to baby proof and also saved us money by making sure we didn’t “over baby proof” our house. He was tidy and did a great job installing baby proofing around our house. Thanks again we will definitely refer you to our friends and family!

Laura, Sydney

Now We Are Baby Proofed

Mitchell was so efficient and helpful, he answered all our concerns for our baby’s safety. Now we are baby proofed!

Ondine, Sydney

Amazing Customer Service

Mitchell provided us with amazing customer service and saved us by baby proofing our home. Thank you so much for such a prompt efficient service.

Jenna, Sydney

Greatly Appreciated

I would like to thank Mitch for his help in “Twinado” proofing our living areas. His prompt and efficient service is greatly appreciated (though not by the twins, they were less than impressed that they could no longer get into my DVD cabinets!)

Nicole, Sydney

Prompt & Reliable Service

I contacted First Steps Safe Steps to install safety gates. They offered an appointment 2 days later and came at the agreed time. Mitchell was able to fix all our problems on the spot and provided further advice. We choose the roller blind gates that have a slim and discreet look. Thanks so much Mitchell for the prompt and reliable service. We now have more freedom and peace of mind while caring for our little 1 year old. I definitely recommend their services.

Anne, Sydney

Fantastic Experience

I had a fantastic experience with First Steps Safe Steps today…

It was SO easy…I rang Mitchell (the owner) to arrange a time, he then visited our house, assessed what was needed to ‘baby proof’, provided a quote, and then installed all requested items…all within two hours!

Mitchell was super friendly and polite, did a great job, cleaned up afterwards, and even offered to do an odd job that he noticed while there. I can’t recommend it more highly!!

Pip, Sydney
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