Baby proofing is a process. It evolves over time. You always have to be one step ahead of your little one.
You wouldn’t think a little babe could cause so much destruction but you’d be surprised. Obviously baby proofing your home isn’t just for the safety of your material items but it sure helps to have your record collection safely stowed. We’ve been in babyproofing mode for about a year. Once Jude started rolling around we quickly broke out the outlet covers. However, much to our surprise many of our baby-proofing barricades were quickly bypassed and left us searching for better products. After a lot of trial and error, we finally learned that Safety 1st products are the way to go.
We needed a way to keep tiny fingers safe from crushing drawers. We first bought Press ‘n Pivot Latches 4 Pack but they proved to be more dangerous for our particular drawers so we advanced to the Adjustable Multi-Purpose Strap. While they aren’t attractive but they get the job done and save a lot of tears. (when in doubt just got with the multi-purpose strap. straightforward and effective)
Next were all the outlets and cords. We bought Press ‘n Pull Plug Protectors 20 Pack first but with the questionable outlets in our older home Mr. Baby figure out how to remove them pretty quickly so we reverted to the standard Ultra Clear Outlet Plugs 12-Pack. We also bought some of these Double-Touch Plug ‘N Outlet Covers, Power Strip Cover, Outlet Cover with Cord Shortener and they all work like a charm.
Finally we move to the kitchen. The Press ‘n Pivot Latches 4 Pack work great on cabinets but our greatest challenge was the lazy susan cabinet. We looked in all the stores for ideas and initially went with a knock-off store brand of the multi-purpose strap and within an hour after installation Jude figured the sucker out. Finally we discovered Lazy Susan Cabinet Lock. Oh glorious day!
The Lazy Susan Cabinet Lock is the way to go for sure if you have a cabinet like this. And Always buy Safety 1st even if the other brand is cheaper and looks the same.
When we ordered the Lazy Susan Cabinet Lock we weren’t sure how it worked so we bought two. However, you only need one so now we have an extra unused one that I want to pass on to one lucky reader.
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