If you're a parent, your child's safety is undoubtedly high on your list of concerns (followed closely by having a good internet/cell connection). But tech and babies don't always mix, and there are dangers everywhere we look within our homes. A small number of changes and additions can bring a bundle of safety to your home, for hands both big and small.
Plugs & Outlets: According to Electrical Safety Foundational International, "each day, nearly 7 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for electrical shock or burn injuries caused by tampering with a wall outlet." Now look around your home at all the outlets easily within reach of children. It's scary how many you can count! Outlet safety covers are a first line of defense and relatively inexpensive.
Even if you've gone around and sealed up all the outlets, take a look down by your computer and electronics and you'll probably notice a rat's nest of cables and plugs. If you haven't been motivated to organize your mess, now's the time with your child's safety as motivation. Use a cable organizer box to hide away the power strip, hide your cables in molding, and generally exercise a little cord control to keep things tucked away and out of reach.
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