babyproof

verb
ba·​by·​proof | \ ˈbā-bē-ˌprüf How to pronounce babyproof (audio) \
babyproofed; babyproofing

Definition of babyproof

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make (something) safe for infants and young children by eliminating or minimizing potential hazards When our oldest child learned to walk we finally had to babyproof the house.— Jeff Foxworthy

babyproof

adjective

Definition of babyproof (Entry 2 of 2)

: made safe for infants and young children by the elimination or reduction of potential hazards Ben and Jessa's house was not yet babyproof, which meant either they had to fix that before 5 p.m. that day when the other kids showed up, or they would risk those kids getting into lots of things they shouldn't.— Elizabeth Durand Streisand especially : designed to prevent opening or access by infants and young children Keep garbage in containers with babyproof lids. — Kim Zarzour

First Known Use of babyproof

Verb

1921, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1881, in the meaning defined above

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