Austin Texas Baby Safety | Baby Proofing Furniture

 

Austin Texas Baby Safety | Baby Proofing Furniture

STOP! Take action now to prevent tip-over injuries. Austin Texas Baby Safety | Baby Proofing Furniture

Your home is not safe for your children until the topic of Austin Texas Baby Safety | Baby Proofing Furniture is addressed.

The numbers are startling!

On average, one child dies every 10 days when a TV or furniture falls onto him or her.

46 percent of tip-over fatalities occur in a bedroom.

91 percent of tip-over fatalities occur in the home.

An estimated 15,600 consumers are injured each year due to tip-over incidents.

These numbers and more can be found at Anchor It!  Infant House is listed as a Community Leader with the Anchor It! program because we actively promote furniture safety.

Austin Texas Baby Safety | Baby Proofing Furniture

Infant House childproofing experts recommend that parents secure all pieces of furniture over 3 drawers tall to the wall.  This includes any unstable furniture.  If a child were to open all of the drawers on a chest, the center of gravity shifts to the front and could topple over, injuring the child.

Austin Texas Baby Safety | Baby Proofing Furniture

Several wall straps were required to secure this wall unit, including the television. Austin Texas Baby Safety | Baby Proofing Furniture

Austin Texas Baby Safety | Baby Proofing Furniture

Including the TV, this wall unit poses a hazard to curious toddlers. Austin Texas Baby Safety | Baby Proofing Furniture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget about televisions.  They also need to be secured to prevent them from falling and injuring your child.

Our Child Safety Baby Proofing Process

The best place for you to start with baby proofing your house is with our in-home consultation. We will go room by room with you with an 8 page checklist. The consultation is a two-way conversation where we will make recommendations, give you some options, show you some samples and then you can make an informed decision for your family’s safety.

We will give you a quote for baby proofing your house. Please take your time making the final decision on baby proofing your house so you are not making a “rushed decision”. Then we will return at a time that is convenient for you to professionally install the items you have selected.

Baby proofing your house is simple when you call Infant House. We only use the best products and with our professional installation of baby safety gates, cabinet locks, furniture restraints, electrical solutions and much more, you know it will be done right. We usually take care of baby proofing your house in one day.

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Childproofing Furniture

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Infant House recommends childproofing furniture  before children are mobile.

Childproofing Furniture

Childproofing furniture includes several steps.  One of the steps must be to prevent the furniture from tipping over.  Also, we must keep heavy items from falling on our children.  Year after year, many children do not survive tip-over related injuries and even more are treated in emergency departments.

How does This Happen

Children like to climb on furniture.  Seems like for them, the home is a playground.  Tip-over related injuries involve heavy objects falling on an individual as a result of some kind of interaction with it.  For example, climbing or pulling on an item while it is in a position of normal use.  This interaction with the item results in the center of gravity of the item changing.  When the item falls on an individual, the injuries are typically crushing or compressing in nature.

Just the Facts

anchorit-icon181 percent of tip-over fatalities occur in the home.

anchorit-icon22/3 of TV and furniture tip-over fatalities involve toddlers.
anchorit-icon342 percent of tip-over fatalities occur in a bedroom.
anchorit-icon4A TV can fall with the force of thousands of pounds. That is 10 times more powerful than being hit by a NFL lineman.
anchorit-icon5Every 15 minutes someone in the U.S. is injured by furniture tip-over.
anchorit-icon6On average, one child dies every two weeks when a TV or furniture falls onto him or her.
anchorit-icon7The majority of tip-over incidents result in head injuries.
anchorit-icon8An estimated annual average of 38,000 emergency department-treated injuries are associated with TV or furniture tip-overs.

*Breaking News*

Childproofing furniture is an important step in preventing childhood injuries in the home.  Infant House was just named by the Anchor It! division of the Consumer Product Safety Commission as the newest community leader.  Further more, we are honored to have this designation.

Childproofing Recommendation

Infant House recommends tethering all furniture 3 or more drawers tall, changing tables, all book cases, armoires, grandfather clocks and other unstable furniture to the wall.  All TVs must be secured as well.  In addition, heavy items on top of furniture, such as a potted plant or sculpture must be secured or removed.  Infant House makes these recommendations for all homes with children up through 7 years of age.

What Product Do I Use?

There are many child proofing products on the market for restraining furniture.  Use caution, many of the products are not very good and do not meet our standards.  Infant House uses professional grade straps for child proofing furniture.  You can choose either black or white straps and installation takes about 20 minutes for each piece.

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Child proofing the furniture in your home will help prevent:

  1.  Injury to your child.
  2.  Damage to furniture and your TV
  3. Damage to the contents of  your furniture

About the Author:

Jack Smith is a child proofing expert with Infant House, a child safety company serving the Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio Texas areas. He is the Daddy of boy/girl twins.  Affiliated with the International Association for Child Safety.  Contributing author of “Chaos 2 Calm the moms-of-multiples’ guide to an organized family”.  Seen on CBS and inventor of the GlideLok – a childproof door latch sold worldwide. Contact:InfantHouse.com or call 866-Infant5 (866-463-2685) for your in-home child proofing evaluation.  Sources:  cpsc, www.anchorit.gov 01/17