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 Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer a technology focused Investment Banking & Advisory practice specializing in M&A, Financings, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Access. He is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert and well known for his work on Fox Television's Shelly Palmer Digital Living as well as his daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks. For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

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