Mom Shares Brilliant Childproofing Hack
Cailyn Finkel 10/9/2018
As a parent, there are so many things we have to worry about. What food is the healthiest? Are they hanging with the "good" kids? What schools are the best? What about college? And their long-term retirement planning?
While you can obviously push some of those tasks back to a later date, there are pressing concerns of which new parents should be aware. One such issue is electrical outlets - while traditional baby-proof inserts often do the trick, a weird clear piece of plastic plugged into the wall can be enticing to some children.
That's why a brilliant mother named Brittany Kurtz decided to use a piece of an everyday bum-cleaning product to keep her baby safe, and now she's showing everyone else how to do the same thing!
Brittany took to Facebook to share her ingenious discovery. The proud mother wrote:
"Mommy Life Hack:
Remove the adhesive top from the baby wipes package, then place over outlets. I certainly still will keep my baby safe outlet covers in, but this is just another precaution for on top. Out of sight, out of mind."
All you need to do is remove the lid from the outer bag while keeping the adhesive intact. Once the lid is removed, you can place it over the outlet and close the plastic flap to hide the outlet from prying baby eyes.
Brittany said it best: "out of sight, out of mind."
And if, God-forbid, your child does come in contact with an electrical outlet, BabyCenter shared how to safely break the current and revive your little one.
"Don't touch your baby with your bare hands while he's in contact with the electric current, and don't reach into water in which there's an electric current, or you may be electrocuted. If you need to break your child's connection with the current, use an object that's not metallic and won't conduct electricity, like a wooden broom or a rolled-up magazine.
If your baby is no longer in contact with the current, check his breathing. If he's not breathing, have someone call 9-1-1 while you give CPR. If you're alone with your baby, give him CPR for two minutes, then call 9-1-1."
Hopefully, parents will never have to experience the scare of an outlet shock again thanks to this helpful hack. It doesn't take fancy products and expensive tools to keep your kids safe - just a little ingenuity.
If you're more of a visual learner, check out how to use this helpful baby proofing hack in your home below.