Come September, it’ll be baby safety month and we can’t think of anything more important. Baby safety can involve a lot of things from making sure you’re watching them, making sure they don’t choke on small items, that they’re strapped into their car seats and even more. If you have a baby, you also know one of the most important things you do to ensure your baby’s safety is to baby proof the house. Babies are curious and they also don’t know any better, so they’re at risk for chewing, grabbing or tripping on the wrong things and you certainly don’t want that.
To celebrate baby safety month, let’s talk about some ways you can baby proof your house and ensure the safety of your child.
Under Desk Cable Management
Desks are the mothership for many homes. With laptops, desktops, lamps, WiFi, printers and other technological items, there are always going to be a mess of cables under the desk that looks unsightly and is also very unsafe for your baby. For under desk cable management, it’s a good idea to purchase some items that will ensure your baby’s safety. You wouldn’t want your baby chewing on these cords, tripping on them or even playing with them.
One of the best ways to ensure your baby won’t get to the cables is to buy a cable guard or cable hider. A cable hider can easily slip the cable inside where your baby won’t be able to get to it and out of sight out of mind. You can purchase a compact cord protector, which can sometimes fit up to three USB cables, several Ethernet cables or one whole power strip. The material is usually soft and flexible, so your baby won’t injure themselves on it if they were to fall.
Most cable guards are easy to install because you can adjust to the length you want by cutting it down and easily applies to any flooring surface.
Another Wire protector idea is to use a cord protector and concealer. Different to the cable guard, this kind of electrical cord cover fits completely over the cords rather than letting the cord slide directly inside. It will usually comes with two to four individual channels to store cords. These electrical cord covers stay flat and also have a super easy installation.
In Box Cable Box Organizer
If you have serious under desk cable management issues, this is the perfect solution to baby proofing that area. This large box can hold all of your cables, transformers, plugs and more in one safe space that your baby can’t get into.
Wire protectors and cable guards are critical when you’re preparing a home for a baby. Electrical wires are the last thing you want your baby to come into contact with, and these simple measures will ensure their safety.