DIY childproof vs. Hire Pros
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Jodi - posted on 09/20/2013
Hm, interesting way of going about soliciting business Kimberlee. You are treading a thin line. I am going to lock this thread and just warn you that soliciting goes against community guidelines and won't be tolerated.
â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 09/20/2013
If you can't take the time to do it yourself, why did you have kids in the first place, is my question!
Childproofing is a part of parenting. And an easy one at that. The most I ever did was lock up the cleaning supplies, and taught my kids from day one what they could and could not touch, eat, drink, etc.
I did not use outlet covers, I told my kids to leave it alone. I did not give up roman and Venetian blinds, I installed them properly.
Then again, I do pretty much everything myself, I do not hire people in to do anything. Whether it's home repair, or renovation, or well...pretty much anything! I'm one of those "if you want it done right, do it yourself people".
Kimberlee - posted on 09/20/2013
Sara, maybe you do have a bright future in the injury prevention industry! :) You sound safety savvy and like a make-it-happen mama! I love it, in fact, I am the same way.
Some folks, however, are not like us in that way or perhaps they don't have the time to self educate with web research, books and classes, so they call someone who can help. Not dissimilar to sleep training, breastfeeding, parenting, etc. some folks like to lean on a expert by hiring them for a house call to save time and frustration.
Also, some homes are randomly laden with far more complicated safety conundrums (i.e. extra wide gates, wide 2nd level railing, stairwell gates that attached to rails as opposed to wall, custom cabinets where regular latches don't work, etc.) and retail safety devices just don't work. Knowing the product used to childproof your home is both working right and it's installed properly combined with knowing no safety stone has been left unturned after a pro has done a consultation... is priceless.
Pros can help you by giving handy parents the blueprint for childproofing their own home, refer the best products for the job and let you DIY, saving you time and money! Bottom line, professional childproofers are a knowledgable helping hand for those who want or need it!
Sarah - posted on 09/10/2013
I had never heard about professional childproofers until I watched a show with them on it. I personally thought it was crazy to spend the money on something I could do for MUCH MUCH less. I personally feel that if you just use common sense you will be able to child proof your house no problem. Get down on your hands and knees and crawl around......look at all the dangers you see at that level. Go to your local store and buy the stuff you need. I probably spent about $30 to child proof our house.....the show I watched they charged the family $375! Maybe I need to go around and child proof other people's houses!
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