How To Childproof Your Power Points

Children are always the most curious little human beings. One minute they’re in front of you and in the blink of an eye, they’ve wandered away throughout the house. Something we’ve probably all experienced is seeing a child grab whatever they see and try to shove them in little places – just to see what will happen! Well, one area you don’t want that happening in, is electrical power points.

It’s so important to childproof all your power points when your child gets to the age of curiosity to ensure they don’t harm themselves. Here are some tips on how to childproof your power points.

  1. Safety plugs

Safety plugs are the most common way to childproof your power points. Safety plugs act as a ‘filler’ so nothing can be put in or jammed into the socket. These are simple and easy for adults to insert and remove however will be tricky for the little ones to remove! This is a cheap and simple method that seems to be quiet effective when it comes to childproofing!

  1. Faceplate

Many houses have much more electricity points than even required! A way to avoid potential danger for your little one is by adding a faceplate to those electricity points that you don’t use. This completely covers the electricity point off. If in the future, you find a use for this power point, it’s as simple as replacing the faceplate with the original plug.

  1. Sliding covers

Sliding covers are a great innovative way to childproof your power points. This is a simple cover that slides open when used and simply slides closed when not in use. This is a similar concept to a safety plug however it doesn’t need to continually be removed and put back in which means there’s no way you can lose it!

  1. Hide them

A way to childproof your power points is by hiding them! How to do so? Move some furniture in front of the power points. You may need to redecorate and shuffle your furniture around but it can be the simplest way to childproof your electrical power points.

Protecting your children from potential danger is always top of mind when your little ones are growing up and starting to explore their surroundings. It’s important to factor in your electrical power points and how to childproof them in these instances. Sometimes the best thing you can do is call in the professionals at Our Local Electrician to ensure your power points are secured and childproofed. You can give our friendly team a call on 03 9909 5369.

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