Would you like to make your machine toddler-proof, while still watching a movie, or chatting with relatives via Skype? BabyProof prevents key and mouse presses from reaching the computer, while letting you run the app of your choice. Start up an app of your choice, then switch to BabyProof. BabyProof doesn't obstruct anything on the screen, but captures all mouse and key presses to prevent them from affecting the running program. Type your own special "quit" word to exit out of BabyProof.

BabyProof can also be used for kiosk machines. Start your full screen kiosk app, then launch BabyProof. You'll be able to prevent all access to the machine via mouse and keyboard while your app runs.

What’s New

Version 1.5

Added option to type in a phrase to unlock the screen, but not exit from BabyProof.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

ChemaCB ,

THANK YOU! Works great, wish I could scroll.

Thank you so much for making BabyProof! It's really helpful!

I use it primarily for letting my daughter press keys while I'm reading however, so it would be really helpful to have the ability to enable scrolling, perhaps with two fingers on the trackpad, or simply with the arrow keys.

ShareSimplicity ,

Please add a password option!!

I want a keyboard/mouse lock that requires a password.
I want my screen to remain visible, which this does.

In short, this does exactly what it says, flawlessly.
But my request is - add a password option! Or, have checkbox to “don’t show word you have to type to quit”, so I could use a password that would not be displayed. Then it would be perfect - for me!

Katwow ,

Great Start

Had this program for a short while and it does just what it says it does. The only drawback is that if you are in full screen mode and then want to run the program you can't. The application has to be visible in the dock and in order to do that you cant be in full screen mode. Would be better if you could use a keystroke combination to enable or disable the program but otherwise it works great.


Laura Dickey
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OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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