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Jack Smith – Texas

Infant House Baby Proofing

Jack Smith, CEO of Infant House Baby Proofing

Since 2004 Infant House has provided professional child proofing installation services to thousands of families. Infant House services Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio Texas. Jack is a child proofing expert, proud Daddy of boy/girl twins, contributing author of “Chaos 2 Calm the moms-of-multiples’ guide to an organized family” and inventor of the GlideLok – a child proof door latch sold worldwide. Infant House has been designated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission as a “Community Leader” with the Anchor It! campaign to secure furniture and TVs to protect children.

What do you like best about professional child proofing?

Jack: I love working with parents who want to protect their children from injuries in the home. I really feel like I have done my job of raising the awareness of child proofing when a client says, “I never thought of that, I am glad I called you!” I sleep really well at night once we have completed the family’s child proofing project top to bottom, I know we have done everything we can to help that family avoid the trauma of injury to their children.

What is your favorite item to install and why?

Jack: The challenge of baby proofing stairs with child safety gates peaks my interest. Every situation is unique. Installation of baby safety gates is best left to the professionals. I strongly suggest to our clients “please, don’t experiment with your child’s safety”.

What is the most common overlooked hazard that you encounter when doing baby proofing evaluations?

Jack: Carbon monoxide detectors are the most overlooked home safety product that I encounter. When I discover that a house has gas appliances without carbon monoxide detectors, I stop and have a very serious discussion with our baby proofing client about the safety of the whole family. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and we recommend at least one CO detector for each level of the home.

What is the most common compliment you receive from your baby proofing clients?

Jack: They say, “Wow, you are early!” Most clients are used to contractors giving them a 4-hour window and then calling to say they will be late. Infant House Baby Proofing wants to respect our clients time and we strive to arrive on time if not early for our child proofing consultations and installations.

Tell us about your family.

Jack: My wife amazingly puts up with me. You have to understand that as an entrepreneur, I am constantly coming up with new ideas. I can bounce 3-4 baby safety ideas off her just from the morning shower every day. She patiently says “let’s explore that more later.” She complements my business strengths with her accounting expertise, technology skills and her look-before-you-leap logic.

Our twins are terrific and work in our child safety business when they can around all of their activities. They check in vendor orders, stock our shelves, work in the shop to cut wood parts, sand and finish with paint, and they have certainly loaded more than one baby proofing truck!