Newest Review: ... about 13 plug sockets in the whole house so not sure why we bought 40 socket covers but never mind! We bought safety gates, corner covers... more
Not so babyproof
Member Name: darcygirl8408
Advantages: Gives a little piece of mind
Disadvantages: Most safety measures are not long lasting
I am still wondering if you can completely 'babyproof' your whole house? When i was pregnant with my Daughter, me and my Fiance went shopping and bought every type of safety measure you can imagine. Now she is 20 months old, i do realise we may have gone a little overboard as we only have about 13 plug sockets in the whole house so not sure why we bought 40 socket covers but never mind!
We bought safety gates, corner covers, cupboard locks the lot! The thing is, now she is 20 months old, she tend just to pull these protectors off and throw them to one side. I bought a safety pack from Tesco as i believe their baby products to be very trustworthy. In this pack were the corner covers which can be used to cover any sharp corners to prevent injury. I used 4 of these on my coffee table but a few weeks ago my Daughter pulled every one off with no struggle. Surely they should be strong enough to prevent a toddler from doing that?
I am not totally decided on how long lasting safety gates are either. We bought 3 Lindam gates and 2 of them have broken in the past 2 years. We made sure we were gentle with them and that they got fitted properly but they just started to fall apart.
As for socket covers, well they are not exactly hard to pull out of the wall! You can buy all the safety equipment out there but i really do think you will never truly be able to relax, knowing your child is safe and not climbing up the stairs and into the cupboard!
Summary: Gates, covers, locks, socket protecters!!!