Baby-proofing your house is within itself such a massive endeavor that there are baby-proofing services that do everything to ready your home for you. There are many dangers that first-time parents would never consider such as making sure the bookshelves and TV cannot be tipped over while being climbed. The best thing to do before the baby is born, but especially before you let them crawl on the floor for the first time, is to de-clutter and organize the entire house, especially outlets and electrical wires.
Cable Management For Babies At-Home
Once you’ve removed all the glass figurines and clamped down furniture that can easily be pushed over by curious toddlers, the next step is to consider all the electrical wires, remote controls, and other electronics that a crawling child could get their tiny hands on.
Hide Wires Behind Furniture
Remove Slack On Electrical Wires
Manage Cables Under The Desk
Attach Cables To The Wall Or Ceiling
Use Color Coded & Labeled Ties
Hide Outlets & Bundle Long Wires
Exposed outlets are an apparent hazard for children. Electrical covers are a playful object for babies, and can easily be removed and broken by smart toddlers strong and skillful enough. Some electrical covers are bulky and can become a tripping hazard in smaller spaces. If you have enough furniture to hide all the outlets that is the best alternative to an outlet cover because it makes it more difficult for the baby to reach or even see.
When hiding wires, make sure any long cables are bundled and hung up out of the way with cable carriers or sticky-back fasteners. At the hardware store, you can find all kinds of cable wraps and tie wraps in the touch fastener aisle.
The Office Desk & Entertainment System
Children love to crawl under tables and get into trouble. Bundle up all the computer wires with sticky-back fasteners and keep them out of reach and strapped down so they cannot easily be pried up by little thumbs. Using cable ties that are designed to be used on the wall or desk is professional looking and won’t damage your walls in the same way adhesive utility tapes leave behind their gummy glues.
If there’s an entertainment cabinet, make sure the baby cannot open the cabinet with child-proof latches. For a hidden cabinet latch, try two pieces of cable locks on the inside of the door.
Because of the fascination of buttons, keep the entertainment remotes and other sensitive equipment strapped to the wall with sticky-back cable fasteners and put everything sensitive on the wall where a child could never reach.
Run Cables Up High With Tie Fasteners
If you have wires running around your house to power the baby monitors, the Internet, or to merely run electrical cables, the safest baby-proof set up includes bundling your wires up as high as possible. Protect your baby and your electrical equipment by making sure no wire, including your cell phone, is within your baby’s reach with grommet styled cable catchers.
Get Super Organized With Labels & Color Tie Wraps
During this time of bonding with your baby, you might find it necessary to put away video game equipment or electronics that require many wires and cables. Luckily there are cable ties that come in various colors and include labels, making it easy for you or a guest to set-up entertainment devices and put them away after use.
Be Baby Safe With Cable Management Techniques
Congratulations on your new baby. It’s never going to be easy, but hopefully, these simple cable management solutions will help you to create the safest environment for your child’s first formative years of learning about the immediate world around them;have fun, never stop learning, and good luck!
Aug 18, 2016 0