How To Baby Proof Your Electronics

Baby ProofingOver the holidays, my son learned to crawl across the floor. The first thing on his agenda? Motoring across the carpet to get a closer look at the blinking lights of my dad’s stereo receiver. As I plucked him up, wiped the drool off the knobs, and reconfigured the equalizer, my wife reminded me that I had not yet addressed our own electronics at home—and that we had a ton of work to do once we got back. Before I invest hundreds of bucks in a lot of “solutions” that will surely have mixed results, I wanted to ask the Gizmodo readers what’s worked for you. I have at least four basic problems (so far) that I need to address. Outlets and surge protectors. There are a ton of products on the market for this potential hazard. I need to keep the outlets useable, so a solid cover is not an option. I’m looking at cord-corralling tools like this Kidco cover and (maybe) a surge protector cover like this “Mommy’s Helper” model. Are either any good? Anyone have a recommendation?

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

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