Product Type: HeyBaby! safety products
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Hey Baby! Socket Covers - Keeps baby safe
Hey Baby! Socket Covers
Member Name: maxwell_star
Hey Baby! Socket Covers
Date: 21/08/12, updated on 21/08/12 (47 review reads)
Advantages: Blend in, fit well, sit flush, durable plastic, baby can't remove, adults can remove, cheap
Disadvantages: Won't look so good on metal sockets
- Why I Bought -
When my son was showing signs that he would soon be crawling I decided we needed to get some socket covers. Babies are so inquisitive and can't resist putting their fingers into things while exploring their surroundings. Obviously this would be very dangerous with an electrical socket so socket covers really are a baby safety essential. I came across this pack of 20 covers in Poundland.
- The Socket Covers -
These socket covers have a very simple design. They are made completely from white plastic which feels strong and durable. They have the three prongs you would find on a plug so they fit perfectly into the sockets. They sit flush so that they can't easily be prised out by a baby/toddler. On the outside they have a small ridge around the edge which makes it easier for an adult to remove them from the socket. They don't slide out easily as this would make it too easy for a child to remove them but they are easy enough for me to remove if I get a good grip on them. When my son first started crawling he would go straight for the sockets at lightning speed but he soon discovered that with these covers the sockets are actually quite dull so he lost interest. Now he rarely shows any interest in playing with the sockets. With these covers the worst he can do is turn the switch on which would have no effect with the cover in place and therefore is not dangerous. My son has only done this a couple of times. On a few rare occasions he has tried to remove the cover but without success. They are white and blend in very well with our standard white sockets. This is good as it doesn't draw my son's attention to the sockets and also they are barely noticeable to anyone else who comes to our house. They wouldn't look so good if you have the fancier metal finish sockets though. I feel confident that my son won't be able to remove these and having them there has made him completely uninterested in the sockets anyway. I would advise that parents start using these before their child is crawling so that you have time to get used to using them. You need to remember to put the cover back on after using the socket and it can take a while to get used to this.
- Price and Availability -
This pack of 20 is currently available from Poundland for a bargain £1. This is outstanding value and far cheaper than any others I have seen. I had a look at socket covers in a local independent shop and a pack of four was being sold for £4 which I think is very overpriced. I think these covers are just as effective as some of the ones sold by leading baby safety brands.
- Would I Recommend? -
I would definitely recommend these socket cover as I can't fault them in any way. They blend in, fit well, sit flush, are made from durable plastic, stop my son accessing the sockets, aren't too difficult for adults to remove and they are really cheap.
Summary: Cheap socket covers that work very effectively