Stylish . Currently, it’s numero uno on my 2014 Mama To Do List. Over the holidays, our nine-month-old son T decided that sitting up was for the birds and finally started to figure out how to maneuver himself around the floor. My first reaction—obviously—was sheer excitement for our little man. But then I groaned to myself when I realized what this new milestone meant for our home: BABY PROOFING. All those puffy corner guards and horrid plastic latches and cattle-looking gates! I know that some of these items are necessary in ensuring a safe, roam-able space for T to explore…but there had to be some stylish options, right? After poking around on every shopping site in the retail universe, I’m thrilled to report that there are quite a few stylish baby proofing products for us, and we don’t have to turn our homes into jungles of white plastic!
As you can see, electrical outlets are dangerous… But wait! Before you run out and buy baby proofing products, you need will need to take a closer look at the outlet you have installed and why it matters.
Whether your outlet is a standard or Decora style. This is important as it determines which baby proofing products will fit your outlet. You don’t want to buy a baby safety product only to discover it doesn’t fit!
There will be many power outlets scattered around your house with power cords permanently plugged into them (things like lamps, televisions, etc.) The easiest way to stop your baby from unplugging power cords is to move furniture in front of the outlet. While it may make your room look a little less symmetrical, it will stop your baby from giving that cord a tug and best of all, it’s a free solution.But what about those of you who have power outlets out in the open or simply don’t want to move furniture around? What can you do to prevent your baby from pulling out cords?I am glad you asked, because it allows me to show you these fancy outlet covers that sit on top of outlets with cords plugged in. While they are not the cheapest solution, you shouldn’t need too many since not every outlet in your home will have a cords permanently plugged in.This cover sits on top of your existing outlet. The clear plastic cover not only allows prevents your baby from pulling out the cords but also allows you to see what is plugged in at a glance. Unlike other baby proofing products, the cover is quite simple to remove for an adult yet difficult for a child to remove.Made in America, Lectra Lock offers a lifetime guarantee on this product. Lets hear it for products that are manufactured locally!But what if you want something cheaper but still does the job?