This is the act of making your house or home safe for the baby right away after birth to the age of 8 years and above when the child can fully make mature decisions. At preschool level, it is the act of making the classroom and play area safe for all children considering their physical abilities and level of activity done by a particular child.

Child safety measures change as the child grows, the more the child becomes mobile the more the need of proofing. When the baby can finally move from one place to another, the entire house should be free of small and sharp objects that the child may swallow.