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Isista Isista 7 years
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Isista Isista 7 years
I agree with the first couple posters on two things: A) When I babysit kids, I may not hide an electrical socket, and will point out why you shouldn't play there, but I also use a protector. So I suppose I use both methods that are being debated here. I myself was never "hidden" from things and I survived, but I also had parents who paid attention to me (not pointing fingers at anyone, mind you, but I know lots of parents who don't pay attention and then blame everyone else for their child getting hurt). and B) Way to go on a fairly obvious this, guys. If you really need this as a tool to help guide your decisions, maybe you should stay far, far away from children.
ellierock44 ellierock44 7 years
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MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
Refresh the page. They are all showing up. I agree though - i thought the same things. Incredibly dangerous and stupid.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
MissSushi I taught my girl to leave dangerous things alone, too. I wonder who did the photography for this slide-show! Taking pictures of babies putting their fingers in light sockets... I certainly hope they turned the circuit breaker off for that one.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 7 years
I'm with Miss Sushi. It's much better and safer to teach them why things need to be avoided, rather than just hide them from it. What happens if they're at a grandparents house that doesn't have locks? They are better off knowing why to stay away from dangerous things.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
That is so true, anon, their first time alone with such dangerous things may be their last. Which is exactly why you should TEACH them to stay away from those things long before they can access them by themselves.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I didn't childproof any of these things, myself. Other then keeping obvious ones, like the trash bag, knives, out of her reach. I just kept an eye on her and taught her not to touch said things. That fire and the oven was hot was one of her very first lessons. I kept the bathroom door shut and taught her to leave the toilet alone once she could open knobs.
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