Product Type: Mothercare safety products
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Mothercare Socket Covers
Member Name: reddanni
Mothercare Socket Covers
Advantages: Piece of mind
Disadvantages: A slight pain having to take them out
Is my daughter hallucinating? Can she see sweets in the electrical sockets in our house and must get them out by any means? No amount of saying 'no, dangerous' or baby signing works. So we have had to buy socket covers. My daughters safety is obviously my priority but I did wonder whether I was wasting money if she could get the covers off herself and also having the annoyance of having to remove a cover every time I wanted to plug an item in especially the iron that comes out most days.
Mothercares own brand of socket covers comes in packs of 12 for £5.99 and due to the amount of low level sockets in my house I have had to buy 3 packets, although not used all the 3rd bag. The packaging is a space age bag that looks like it should have an astronauts dinner in it. Silver backed with a clear front stating they are easy to use and prevents children from placing sharp objects into plug sockets. On the back it also lists the benefits as preventing children from plugging in appliances by mistake and carries a warning that the product is not a substitute for adult supervision.
Once the top of the bag is cut open you can reseal the packet if you have some left over and store the packet.
You get an small and very simple leaflet inside. The instructions are actually just 5 diagrams showing you how to use. The socket covers are white plastic with 3 prongs that you fit in the socket like a normal plug. Thus giving the socket an almost flush surface. You then take the cover out of the socket when required by either your nails (my favourite way as I have just the right length) or by interlocking another socket cover to the front by the flush front of the cover that has 3 raised bumps of plastic that lock into 3 small holes on the other cover, twist and pull out. Sounds trickier that it actually is.
These have certainly done the trick my daughter has now lost interest in electrical sockets! It also has not turned out to be such a pain taking them out when I want to plug something in. Just remember to keep a spare one handy in each room to remove any cover you need taking out.
As for the quality and price I haven't seen any significantly cheaper around considering how many you get and I always find Mothercare to be one of best so I wouldn't actually trust a very cheap brand. All in all very pleased and would be happy to recommend to anyone
Summary: Well worth the money