Baby proofers, as the name suggests, make houses, creches and corporate day care facilities safe for babies, specifically toddlers and infants. It is their job to eliminate all potential hazards within and around the house and replace them with safer alternatives. The skills required would be of course, awareness of infant/child behaviour, knowledge of child safety, and a keen eye for spotting possible dangers or threats. Opportunities will about in corporate day care centres too, which will require baby proofers to make sure the premises are safe for the children
Babyproofers should be able to think ahead and imagine the situations that may arise to endanger a child’s life — power outlets at a low height where toddlers may stick in their finger and suffer an electric shock, ill-designed grills on windows and so on. They have to provide solutions to eliminate these dangers. Simply put, it is a baby proofer’s job to ensure that the parents of small children are at ease knowing that a professional has made their house absolutely safe for their babies.
And what is more, interested people can receive professional training from organisations, such as the International Association for Child Safety that offer a certified course for the same.
With more and more parents realizing the significance of creating safe homes for their children, the demand for baby proofers will no doubt grow. Also, market trends indicate that Indian parents are now increasing their investment on their wards. The demand for drawer locks, staircase gates, and other proofing products has been on the rise.
This job can be taken up individually as a consultant or as a complete solutions provider. Consultants will naturally be paid less as they will be offering suggestions only whereas solutions providers will charge for the equipment and products being installed and for training the house owners on their usage.