SAFE START child is a mom-owned, local business with years of experience professionally baby proofing homes in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. We have a passion for improving the quality of life for families through child safety. SAFE START  is proud of our outstanding reputation for honest, efficient, high quality work.

Parenting is hard! SAFE START takes away the uncertainty, frustration, and confusion surrounding the baby proofing process. We recommend the best products on the market and provide beautiful and effective installation.

From the most basic repairs to large scale installations — SAFE START creates a safe space for children to grow, learn, and explore.


SAFE START uses a practiced understanding of the developmental stages of babies, as well as experience in home remodeling and emergency preparedness. We baby proof for all shapes and sizes: houses, apartments, row homes, and childcare centers.

Our company is a member of The International Association for Child Safety (IAFCS) and complies with all IAFCS best practices and membership rules and regulations.

I started SAFE START to help other parents think practically about keeping their children safe during the toddler years & beyond. After years of baby proofing homes in the DC area, I realized that parents needed a service that could help them figure out how child safety fits into their everyday lives. SAFE START helps parents create unique ‘Home Safety Plans’ and then executes those visions with the best products available, installed in the most attractive way.

Alisa Bishop-Smith, Child Safety Consultant


Bethesda, MD
Chevy Chase, MD
Potomac, MD

Northwest D.C.
McLean, VA
Arlington, VA

Depending on the location, travel fees may apply