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As a parent one of the things you have to learn is how to protect what you don’t want your baby to touch while she’s exploring the world. It’s only a matter of time before the blanket buddies
Cover or close off any and all open wall sockets and surge protectors.
Wall sockets are a definite hazard to little creatures that can actually fit their fingers in them, and of course, babies have no idea that their toys are NOT supposed to be jammed in there. Companies that make baby proofing items provide plastic shields that insert into empty sockets and even covers for surge protectors. They are inexpensive and extremely valuable. If you find that you could not afford them, a free solution is to block off access to the wall sockets and to hang the surge protector on the wall or keep it out of reach in some other manner.
Contain any dangling cords.
You can’t keep your eyes on your baby all the time, it’s just not possible. We want, however, the best for our children and desire to keep them safe. Dangling cords are responsible for about six hundred strangulation deaths a year, (1) and should be paid particular attention to. Wrap them up as much as you can, or gather them together and use a zip tie to contain several of them together and tack them to the wall. Again, baby proofing companies make it easy on parents and provide products that allow you to safely cover your hanging cords, but it is essentially a parent’s choice to baby proof as they see fit.
Move anything you don’t want ruined out of the way.
This is the easiest step you can take to keep your things safe. Little hands love pulling DVD player trays out and snapping them off, or worse, they are likely to shove snacks and food into slots that don’t require it. Note: VCR’s will NOT play a peanut butter sandwich. Invest in some shelving with doors and locks, or keep your equipment out of reach. In addition, a distraction is often helpful with this point in baby proofing – if you find that you can’t move anything any farther away from the pretty blinking lights of your stereo, perhaps it is time to find a toy that mimics what they seem to be so fascinated with.
Saving your cell phones and iPads.
Charging your phone, or even talking on it can be difficult with an infant around. They love the noise and the buttons, and toy companies have yet to come up with an imitation cell phone that is better than mom or dad’s. Still, it doesn’t hurt to try. Keep your mobile phone safe by keeping it out of reach, or investing in protective covers. In addition, look into getting a “baby app” for your cell phone or iPad and download it. These apps are designed for touch screens and look just like your regular dialing screen, except you can’t call anyone, and you can’t use any of the features of your phone unless you press a certain key sequence. If you feel squeamish about even handing over your cell phone, consider the plastic covers or keep it completely out of reach.
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