Outlet Safety Covers That Kids Can't Defeat?

Outlet Safety Covers That Kids Can't Defeat?

Carrie McBride
Jul 14, 2010

Q: We have three types of outlet covers in our home: little plugs with a button in the middle, the sliding outlet switchplates, and a little box that sits on top of the plugs and the outlet switchplate. Our one year old son can now take out the little plugs and knows how to access the outlets covered by the sliding switchplates as well. We think he will soon be able to remove the third type as well. I have browsed other types of outlet covers online, but have not seen any that seem really toddler proof. Any suggestions? This is a little bit of an emergency for us!

Sent by Tara

Editor: To our amazement, our toddler son showed very little interest in our outlets, but we know this can be a big problem with particularly curious kids. Readers - do you have any products or other solutions to recommend to Tara?

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