A parent’s primary responsibility is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their children. This in itself is a full-time responsibility with never enough eyes or ears available to catch all the little things that go on everyday. As parents of twins, we immediately experienced double of all the new parent challenges.
Shortly after the birth of our twins, we began to baby proof our home. No matter what products we purchased or fixtures we applied, nothing seemed to curb our twins’ curiosity with electrical outlets and light switches. It was the one thing that truly scared us in our home and we had little control over it.
As a Child and Adolescent Psychologist (Kelly) and Civil Engineer (George), helping people and solving problems has always been in our DNA. We knew that we weren’t the only parents experiencing this issue and that a solution had to be out there. We went right to work on ideating what can be done to solve our problem.
After working with local, Michigan-based suppliers and gaining two United States patents, Child Be Safe Outlet and Switch Covers were born! We want parents to have peace of mind that their children are protected when their eyes aren’t always on them.
– Kelly and George Melistas
Kelly is the mother of twin children and a Child Psychologist with over 15 years of experience. Helping others and finding solutions has always been in her DNA. Being raised in an entrepreneurial, immigrant home prepared her to always work hard for what she wanted, and to never let anything get in the way of her dreams. Committed and driven, Kelly knew there was another way to help protect all children from harm’s way.
George is the father of twin children and a Civil Engineer with over 20 years of experience. His approach to any problem is “if there is a will, there is a way”, which fuels his entrepreneurial spirit and led to managing large-scale land development, road and infrastructure projects. As a son of immigrant business owners, George is a passionate supporter of local and small businesses, knowing first-hand the importance of community.