I've talked about the perils of baby proofing twice before already. Once at my own home and once at Grandpa's baby deathtrap in the Hamptons. I had forgotten that I had actually captured our issues on camera. Here's a video of Mazzy at 6 months saying "hell to the no" to a socket cover from Safety 1st. Please keep in mind this was not after weeks of careful observation, expert plotting and weighing of executional techniques— this was on her very first try. That's why I was standing idly by with the camera thinking: We've got this covered. While Mazzy was thinking: Silly, Mommy— You Aint Got Nothing!
We would have been better off with this ingenious baby proofing idea from Parent Hacks. Covering the socket with a band aid looks way more effective.
Watching Mazzy pull that sucker out is kinda funny…but more scary! I mean, she doesn’t even have to try! It comes right out!! How can they even market that as baby-proof? My heart had a momentary freak-out as her little hand reached toward the electrical socket. My last apartment didn’t have a single electrical socket in the bathroom. As I renovate my new place I will consider this tactic throughout. 🙂
Totally scary. I was really shocked to be honest. It is the perfect size for her little hand to grad a hold of! We put on thin clear plastic covers and they work much better.
If you are renovating your bathroom, I recommend putting the outlet inside the cabinet under the sink. That way you can stick your hair dryer/flat iron etc. in there- cords are another favorite of babies. And then you can use one of those cabinet proofing attachments.
The cheap ones from the dollar store actually work, well they work for me. I practically need to get out a butter knife to pry those suckers out. (I don’t! More for the fear of giving the baby ideas than for my own safety.)
My daughter used to pull em out with her teeth. Super safe.
After her big sister, who totally knows better, stuck a bobby pin in one, and melted it to her had, that stopped.