Childproofing Basics

All the obvious stuff is easy. Outlet inserts easily cover electrical receptacles. Squeezable plastic covers on the doorknobs to my office and office closet keep me out without a coordinated grab-and-turn combination. My filing system went from loose papers stacked in piles on the desk to a more organized series of file folders neatly enclosed in a file cabinet (which improved my ability to find papers). The Pencil holder moved from my desk to a shelf out of reach. The stapler and tape dispenser now have a new home in a drawer. In a few easy steps, I gained a renewed sense of preparedness--until the day Wyatt partially unplugged the surge protector on one of my PCs from the wall. My child proofing efforts weren't nearly enough.

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