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Childproofing your home

Childproofing your home
Small hands and curious minds can soon get into trouble with electrical outlets, stove dials and electrical cords.
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If you have a young child in your family, it’s important to keep those little hands away from dangerous electrical outlets, cords and appliances. These inexpensive and easy to install childproofing products will help your little ones stay safe.

  1. Childproofing productsRemove the dials on the stove and place protective covers over the control stem. Replace the dial and snap the clear plastic cover over the top.
  2. Attach an oven lock to the oven door. Remove the paper from the adhesive tape, and stick the latches to the side and door of the oven.
  3. Add a refrigerator locking strap. It installs just like the oven lock with adhesive tape.
  4. Move on to the electrical outlets. The easiest method is to place safety plugs into any unused outlets.
  5. If you have items you unplug frequently, install a swivel-type outlet protector. The cover rotates to allow easy adult access to the outlet.
  6. If your youngsters try to unplug devices, install a snap-on outlet cover.
  7. If you have electrical cords dangling within reach of little hands, try a cord shortener - just wind the excess cord around the base and snap on the cover.
  8. You can also install cord shorteners for window shades and mini-blinds. Wrap a bit of cord around the base, replace the cover, and wind up the excess cord.

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