Product Type: Mothercare safety products
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A great product to keep your children safe
Mothercare Socket Covers
Member Name: ally_kats_mama
Mothercare Socket Covers
Advantages: Prevents accidents, cheap
When you have a baby there are hundreds of things to consider. When they start crawling about and start investigating, the things to worry about and protect them from increases. Babies who are crawling and toddlers that are walking soon want to try everything and anything in the house, without the conscious ability to decide whether it is dangerous or not. Plug sockets in the house are one of the main danger areas.
We purchased 3 packs of the Mothercare socket covers when my daughter started crawling. I could picture it in my mind her putting something in a plug socket and the socket being switched on. The horrifying thought was just not worth the risk so every possible socket she could get to, we covered with a socket cover.
We purchased 3 packs of 2 from Mothercare 3 and a half years ago when my daughter was crawling. They were £2.00 a pack then. The covers are very simple and effective. They are round white plastic discs which slot into the plug socket, much like a plug would and they cover the socket. There is no gap between the socket cover and the socket. A child would not be able to get these off. It is quite hard as an adult!
The socket covers are made are hard plastic. The plastic does not conduct electricity which is why it is safe for them to be plugged in as such and therefore you have no worries about electric shocks if your child should switch the pulg socket on. It does become annoying having to take them out to plug stuff in and then put them back but the way I thought about it was that it was keeping my daughter safe so it didn't become such a chore.
In the end, we probably didn't need them - my daughter never went near the plug sockets when she was little but just for peace of mind, it was worth spending the £6.
These are effective and a good buy.
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