It's What To Expect when You're Protecting
He Knows What You Need, Where To Find It and How To Install It.

Parent's Feedback

  • "What we liked the most as new parents, is we didn't have to learn what to child proof after an accident happened. You were preventative in a way only the experienced can be."

    — Laura

  • "knowledgeable and friendly… Jay helped me completely babyproof my home and helped make it a safe environment for my four kids…"

    —Nikki G.

  • "Jay was thorough, knowledgeable, fast, and professional in his work. He was extremely easy to talk and work with. Our home was extremely child-safe after he finished his work in the house. We got great value for our money and time."

    —John H.

  • "I've recommended you lots of times to friends! Our son is two now but we are grateful every day for how much safer you made our home - especially love that you were able to put up a safety gate to our basement that works great for our son..."

    — Donna

  • "Jay did an amazing job baby-proofing our house. He selected and installed great products that are easy to use and that are still going strong after nearly a year of constant use. I highly recommend him!"

    — Audra H.,
    hired The Coach in 2010

  • "Jay is professional, personable and an expert on what he does!…helped us on several occasions to make our home a safe place for our twins...will not push you into extra things, very honest about what is needed…"

    — Jessica G.,
    hired The Coach in 2011

  • "Jay child-proofed my house with top quality products that kept my children safe! He was honest and a pleasure to work with."

    — Sandy H.,
    hired The Coach in 2011

  • "Jay came when my son starting walking at 7 months...with several creative solutions that not only baby-proofed the house but also were very functional for everyday living. He is very personable and professional."

    — Adele L.,
    hired The Coach in 2011

  • "Jay was wonderful! His prices were very reasonable, he was curteous, and his work A+++++. I would highly recommend him to anyone..."

    - Katie W. in Trumbull, CT

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What You Need

Cabinet Latches

cabinet lock

Tot Lock: The safest when installed properly. Also our favorite and the sturdiest. No finger pinching issue,Can be de-activated when not needed. Not supplied: you will need a 9/32 " drill bit, #1(small)

The Most Common.

Plastic "Push Down" Latch: The type where you open the cabinet slightly, Feel for the latch and push down in the appropriate spot to free the cabinet door or draw, Come in many styles and varieties.

Kidco Latch: Very sturdy. Easy to line up. Versatile. Potential installation problems: After installing the catch you can't get the drawer back into your countertop. Has too big of an overhang to reach latch once installed. The face of the cabinet door is so thin that the inside screws are going to come out the front side.

Special Latches

The Adhesive Latch: Designed to hold without screws. More than likely you are going to have to screw in the catch anyway. They cost about $6.00 ea. – which can be expensive if you are doing many cabinets. Other types are less expensive. Sometimes difficult to line up and once you're stuck, you're stuck Good for door stereo cabinets – The ones that children love to push in and pop out. We find that screwing into glass doors is not a good idea so we stick these on after carefully measuring where they need to go.

Plastic Latches: No Pinching! These plastic latches are designed to open slightly (like our most common latches). You can reach your finger in to open them but they stay frozen in that position until you push down to open or close it. Issues: Must be very exact in installation or they won't work. More cumbersome to operate once your child learns how to not pinch their fingers anyway. Now you are stuck with a latch that is harder to operate.

Outside Latches: You know the ones. They hang like hideous trophies on the handles of your cabinet door they actually attract children to them as they are fun to swat at. Are they scratching the front of your cabinets? What do you do when you don't have two handles next to each other? You've got to drop what you're holding and use two hands. They don't seem to keep the darn things closed very tight anyway, creating another finger pinching issue.

The COACH is a matchmaker. You have a cabinet, he'll find the latch.