Electrical stuff such as power outlets, chargers, computer cables, and extension leads play a major role in our lives every day. However, it is a fact that this can pose a risk of harm for your babies or children if you don’t make a way to child proof it.
The most common child proofing options when it comes to electrical safety is using electrical outlet plugs covers or outlet caps (these terms are actually interchangeable). These plastic pieces are directly plug into the outlet sockets and are most suitable to be used in outlets that are never or seldom used. Usually, the exposed back of these plugs is a bit rounded or flat, thereby making it hard for your child to hold and remove.
Outlet plugs covers are intentionally designed to keep children or babies from experiencing accidental shock. This is certainly a good buy if you have open electrical outlets in your home that are easily reached by children. The extra-tight child-protecting fit that is usually featured in many outlet plugs ensures that the caps will stay in place and will not become loose or easily removed. There are several outlet plug types that can fit well to both 2-pronged and 3-pronged outlets. In addition, the usual installation process is absolutely convenient. You just have to insert the plugs into any open electrical sockets and tightly push it. As for the removal, you can glide your nail or any flat, non-conductive object under the edge of the cap and pull. That is how easy it is to use.
There are several types of electrical covers that you can choose from in the market, and most of these are of high quality. Some companies offer multiple plugs in one pack. You can opt for the 36-plug pack if you have several electrical outlets that you need to cover in your home. But before you purchase a pack, it is best to buy a single item first and test it whether it can fit well into your outlets; otherwise, you’ll end up throwing some away. Again, ensure that it is well fitted into your outlets, or else your little one can just easily remove it.
This comes with a notch on the top part so that you can easily remove it using a non-conductive object (items made up of plastic), not paper clips. Keep in mind not to use your nails as well, or it will have a tendency to break.
Moreover, before buying these pieces, make sure that it has passed the small parts test. You can do this by thoroughly reading the item description and taking note of the size of each plug.
Electrical outlet plugs are considered must-have items for those who have babies or children in their homes. This would be a great help in ensuring the safety of your little ones. But always remember teaching your children to exercise caution while they are near electrical outlets is also essential.