How have you baby proofed your tv?
Aug 27, 2010 2:01PM
Any advice/pictures appreciated - it is def our problem area!
Aug 26, 2010 9:28AM
we havent needed to do this because of where our TV is situated, but I saw this in the JojoMamanbebe catalogue:
Aug 26, 2010 9:34AM
thanks for that - it is an older style tv (huge) so its more the tv stand dvd./stereo etc that needs proofing x
Aug 26, 2010 11:37AM
I've been wondering the same summer76, our huge TV sits on a glass stand with the dvd/sky bits underneath and I just don't know how to make it safe, other than putting a safety gate around it.
I do hope someone who is a bit further on can share their experiences and offer advice xx
Aug 26, 2010 11:44AM
Lindam does a play pen that doubles as a room divider that we have opened out and stretched across the room in front of the television and fireplace. It isn't perfect as he can still reach through the bars and we have to fold it back to watch TV in the evenings, which is a pain, but it does a reasonably good job of deterring him from playing about with the TV too much. A friend of ours has stuck a huge leather pouffe in front of theirs so her son can actually get anywhere near it (and they get some extra seating for guests). Again, they have to move it whenever they want to watch a DVD.
Aug 26, 2010 4:04PM
I borrows a pouffe from my mum it does help occasionaly he has been known to move it, its works fairly well.
Aug 26, 2010 4:20PM
oh i have an idea - will let you know tomorrrow whether it works !
Aug 26, 2010 4:40PM
Yep i stuck it on the wall
No finger prints YAY x
Aug 26, 2010 5:21PM
Ours is on the wall too, an absolute godsend as little fingers had just started to get all over it! When we visit my parents though, it's a matter of getting creative with the amount of obstacles we can put in the way!
Aug 26, 2010 5:21PM
We never have done...why does TV have to be babyproofed? Eek I feel bad now! Ours is a 32in flatscreen, it's just on a normal tv stand etc x
Aug 27, 2010 3:15AM
Yeh ours will be going on the wall ASAP. She has learned how to turn it off and on again which is nightmare when you are trying to watch something!
Aug 27, 2010 6:38AM
gsmummy55 - I'm not so much worried about the TV, it's more the glass stand it's on (he's already bumped his head on it and he's not even crawling yet) and the DVD/Sky boxes that are underneath. All those wires must be a hazard and a great playground for exploring hands.
Summer76 - How did your idea go? Looking forward to hearing all about it xx
Aug 27, 2010 8:37AM
bloody fantastic - will take a picture and post later - if i get a chance./ I bought a lindem bed guard - ??24.99 from argos and placed it under hifi so the guard covers all the bits and bobs under the tv. Its brilliant!!!!!
Aug 27, 2010 11:18AM
we have a fatboy (a huge beanbag) that we dragged in front of ours, when Abby was going through her wire obsession phase, it did the trick (more or less) now she's just about learnt not to touch the TV, so the fat boy is being used as a fire guard (we never have the fire on - but the hearth is a marble slab thingy - and I don't want her to crack her head on it!) xxx
Aug 27, 2010 11:22AM
Great idea, how did you fasten it to make it secure though?
Aug 27, 2010 2:01PM
the bit that is supposed to go under the mattress is under the bottom of the unit under the hifi. I will try and post a piccy later. but i am really pleased with it.
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