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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
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Margolis responds, "As parents ourselves-including our co-founder who is a doctor-we spent a lot of time thinking about this and ultimately using a child-proof cap on all four of the kids' products to ensure that parents hold the control to appropriately dose each product for their children."
Note for nit-pickin' Safety Nazis: For what follows, presume weapons are triple-checked at every stage for the presence of any form of ammunition; that all ammo is stored at least two counties away in a guarded bunker with a gigantic child-proof cap. That's not true, but presume it.
Mostly unintentional ingestions in children are alkaline in nature.18 These commercially available chemicals are easily accessible and freely available from the open market, in an ordinary bottle and containers without following the protection rules or child-proof cap or any warning sign/label on it.
Although the bottle had a child-proof cap on it, if it was not screwed down fully the locking mechanism did not engage.
I explained I'd have to do it as it had a child-proof cap and he gasped: "How did it know when I was trying to open it?" - Mrs L.
He added that the methadone Mitchell was given was in liquid form and had been kept in a metal container with a child-proof cap on a work surface 92cms high.