Once children are mobile, around 9 months of age, it is essential that your home is child-proofed. This included making sure heavy furniture is secured to the wall, toxic chemicals and medicines are locked away and electrical outlets are covered.
Electrical outlets are often overlooked when child-proofing a home. Due to their frequency of use, parents forget that these outlets pose a major risk to curious crawlers and toddlers. By implementing plug covers, parents can greatly reduce the risk that children will put the finger, or other object, into an outlet.
Child-proofing electrical outlets is as easy as purchasing a plug or cover. The most efficient and effective method is the electrical plug. It works just like a standard electrical plug, but since it is manufactured in plastic, the plug will not carry a charge. By placing the plugs in the outlets, the child is not able to access the electrical outlet. It is a great way to keep your children safe while still being able to access the outlet should the need arise.
The importance of child-proofing the home can not be overstated enough. Children die or are seriously injured every year from homes that are not safe. By taking a few moments to evaluate your home, you will be ensuring that it is safe for your little one.