(redirected from Baby-proofing)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to Baby-proofing: childproofing


1. Designed to resist tampering by young children: a childproof aspirin bottle.
2. Made safe for young children, as by the removal or alteration of potential hazards: a childproof kitchen.
tr.v. child·proofed, child·proof·ing, child·proofs
To make childproof: childproof a house.


(ˈtʃaɪldpruːf) or

child proof

designed to eliminate or minimize hazards to children


or child′-proof`,

1. incapable of being opened, tampered with, or operated by a child.
2. made free of hazard for a child.
3. to make childproof.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.childproof - make safe against children; "childproof the apartment"
proof - make resistant (to harm); "proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"


[ˈtʃaɪldˌpruːf] ADJa prueba de niños
child-proof (door) lockcerradura f de seguridad para niños


child proof [ˈtʃaɪldpruːf] adj
childproof lock → sécurité f enfantchild psychologist npsychologue mf pour enfantschild rearing néducation f des enfants


adj a prueba de niños
References in periodicals archive ?
8226; An extensive checklist for baby-proofing the home, including many dos and don'ts
What began as a single Safety 1st product has grown into a full product line supporting a new generation of parents by offering more than thousands of items including car seats, strollers, and baby-proofing equipment.
While some of the singer's stipulations were to be expected, including baby-proofing for her 21-month-old little girl Blue Ivy, others on the list can only be described as extravagant.
Since it will be a little while before your baby becomes mobile, you can hold off on baby-proofing the house, although if you have the time and feel the urge, it's never too early to start?
And for everything else -- from assembling the crib to baby-proofing the house -- there is TaskRabbit.
She has set up a company, named after her twins, offering an in-home baby-proofing consultation service.
From educational toys and baby-proofing to setting up a bank account to build funds for their future, there are many things we do to ensure our new bundle of joy has the best possible start in life.
Following the accident that left neighbours shocked, child safety experts are reminding parents of the importance of baby-proofing their home, such as installing safety catches on windows.
People are more aware and it is better to exercise caution," said Duri Arbab, owner of Duma Safe, which sells baby-proofing products.
The modernism of some buildings' designs -- think far-above-the-sidewalk terraces and tricky internal stairs -- is adding to the baby-proofing craze, said Fred Ilarraza, cofounder of Baby Bodyguards, a Brooklyn-based company.
Eight-months pregnant with her first child, Valerie Holstein began the task of baby-proofing her home.
Advice is organized by task rather than age, and gives details on such topics as preparing for birth, feeding, bathing, baby-proofing, creating the best sleeping environment, and traveling.