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How would you baby proof this

Lamp base and cord? The pluggin is babyproofed, but LO loves playing with the lamp. It is the only light in all of the living room so removal is not an option. image

Re: How would you baby proof this

  • Could you put it behind a piece of furniture? We keep lamps behind our chairs or couch. She can't get to them for the furniture.
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  • I could move the lamp, but the cord would still be exposed.

    *Goes to move lamp behind chair*
  • I don't know what to tell you. I try to keep all the stuff that needs plugging in behind or near enough to plugs that the cords can be hidden behind large furniture.
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  • Done.


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    ;) ;)

    Too. Damn. Cute. ;)
  • Done.


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    ;) ;)
    Too. Damn. Cute. ;)
    Just to be clear, that's not my kid. That's just what I found when looking for baby octagon. But agreed that kid is cute.
  • After @anakah and @amber... do you think duct tape would work like those things? It would be an instant fix as opposed to waiting til I could get to the store/it comes in the mail.


  • Done.


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    ;) ;)

    Too. Damn. Cute. ;)

    Just to be clear, that's not my kid. That's just what I found when looking for baby octagon. But agreed that kid is cute.


    Well then, it's still cute. And I'm sure your kid is cute too.
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    After @anakah and @amber... do you think duct tape would work like those things? It would be an instant fix as opposed to waiting til I could get to the store/it comes in the mail.
    The duct tape may ruin your paint/carpet?  If you're going the tape route as a temporary solution, I would probably try that blue painters tape first. 
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    sweett11 said:
    After @anakah and @amber... do you think duct tape would work like those things? It would be an instant fix as opposed to waiting til I could get to the store/it comes in the mail.
    Pretty sure that's a fire hazard. You aren't supposed to put things on top of cords if my memory serves me correctly.
    ok, so I googled and found this...
    http://www.whattoexpect.com/wom/family-life/extension-cord-safety-in-the-home.aspx
    I amend my previous statement about the painters tape and stick with the duct tape based on the above article.  However, if it were me, I'd probably still use the painters tape instead since it would be a temporary fix until I could get the proper covers and would rather not ruin the paint. 
  • Could you tuck the wire under the baseboard? We did that in our old place. Can't here because we have laminate and no wiggle room between the floor and the baseboards.

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  • We used to put our cords through a wrapping paper tube when we had a bunny with free reign of the house.

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  • Hmm... I think I may just rearrange the living room, or put a baby gate up blocking off the whole section. Thanks for the info, especially the fire hazard. I didn't know about that danger.
  • I'd be worried about LO trying to grab onto the lamp or pull up on it and having it fall over. Good luck that's a tricky one!
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