Help, my son could get shocked!

Rachel - posted on 06/23/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )

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How do i keep my son from unplugging his monitor, his radio (for his lullaby music) and night light? he's in his own room, in a toddler bed and every morning i wake up to the monitor in my room beeping which means he unplugged it. Please help me before my little man gets shocked.

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I ended up getting a rechargeable night light for my son because he would do that same thing, unplug things. The name of it is Portable Night Light By Emphasis and it holds the charge all night.

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Deborah - posted on 07/07/2010

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I bought special outlet covers from Babiesrus, they are made by Safety 1st. The back piece replaces the outlet plate you have now, then you plug in your plugs and then attach the front piece which is a big plastic cover that clicks into place. The only way to open it it to push a button on each side at the same time and pop the cover off, they worked like a charm for my son. Just check out home safety on www.safety1st.com. You should able to find the locks and then see which of your local stores carry them.

Hayley - posted on 07/07/2010

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We bought a babyproof cover at Babies R us that are relatively cheap. You plug stuff in and then put this white thing over the socket so they can't pull it off. Hell, I have a hard time getting the thing off. This one is similar to the model I have... http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp...

They totally do wonders!

Lara - posted on 07/04/2010

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Yeah, Sherry, I'm not sure I understand that, either. My son's in a toddler bed, and he comes to wake me up, every morning, lol. Of course, at this point, if he were still in a crib, he could get out of that, too (and has)! I still say batteries for the radio, ditch the monitor, and cover up the outlets.

Joanna - posted on 07/03/2010

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They have safety boxes that will fit over your outlet and will have a lid come down over your plugs that you can lock. Check Home Depot, Lowes, Babys R Us, etc. I know I have seen them. They are similar to the outdoor outlets only made for children's safety! I believe the doors are either clear or crystaline. They would be perfect for you. Believe me, he will figure out the tape! Mine did. Good luck!

Vickie - posted on 07/03/2010

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The dome shaped outlet covers work great, but occasionally are a little hard to open yourself. Tape also works great. I have a 2 1/2 yr old and when he was younger I taped down any cords or told him no at first and now he has no interest in them. He knows that Momma doesn't tell him no if its not for his own good. Furniture is also a good one. I alao have a monitor still in my sons room, he is also in a toddler bed. Unfortunately he still does not sleep throught the night, He would not be able to come and get me as of right as, he is gated in that bed. It may sound mean, but its really not. He is over active and would get into trouble otherwise :) Hope that helps

Lara - posted on 07/02/2010

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Put a battery in the radio, get rid of the monitor, and safety-plug the outlet. If he's in a toddler bed, he can always come find you, if he needs you.

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Tape it together.
Diane Guile, you are the 1st mom that I have come across that still believes in hidings. Good on you! All these "modern" ways of dealing with kids' bad behaviour just IRRATATES the life out of me. BAD BEHAVIOUR SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED OR DISTRACTED, BUT PUNISHED. And to me that means a hiding.
They'll maybe do it once or twice more, but then they'll understand that it's NOT acceptable. YOU are the parent, YOU should be in charge, not your 3 year old. They are ruling you, and you are allowing it.

Putting them in their room (full of toys) is a pointless exercise as they like it there, so to me that sounds more like a reward than a punishment.

Ignoring bad behaviour means you are subjecting others to your child’s bad behaviour, as they have to witness it, and you are not doing anything about it. I would be ashamed to have others see my children throw tantrums, never mind my toddler physically abusing me.

After the hiding, I tell them that when they are done crying, they are welcome to come to me to discuss what happened. They ALWAYS come. I used to explain to them, but now that they are older, I ask them: "Why did you just get a hiding?" They usually know, and say sorry out of they own accord. I ALWAYS tell them that they didn't get a hiding because I don't love them, it's because I love them that and I want them to be well adjusted, mannered adults.
The trick in the beginning is that the child should know the difference between a smack and a hiding. My kids know the difference, and if they are tendering for a hiding, all I have to do is say: "The next time you do that, you'll get a hiding" and they stop, because they know the consequences of their behaviour.

Shayna - posted on 06/25/2010

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I would suggest if you have larger pieces of furniture in his room, such as a dresser or a shelf that he can't move by himself to put them in front of the outlets and the radio & monitor on top of it, that way he can't get at it. I did that with out son when he moved to a toddler bed.

Claire - posted on 06/24/2010

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We have the same dome cover that Jennifer mentioned. It works great and the kids can't open it.

Lynda - posted on 06/24/2010

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Most of the outlets in my son's room are obstructed in some way by furniture. This was not intentional, just the way the room was arranged and it has worked out well. However, my son is not really into pulling plugs out anyway and hasn't been up to this point and he is 3 now. I would say to get rid of the monitor, if he is in a toddler bed he probably doesn't need it unless you are on different floors. Try the other outlet suggestions given by the other posters (Baby's R Us and Toys R Us are good first places to find these as well as Wal-mart and Target). We also have some things on power strips behind furniture and that has worked out well. Try to put the radio up high and obstruct the outlet with furniture and try the powerstrip suggestion. Good luck!

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My husband plugged everything into a power strip that is located behind his dresser so my son can't get to it. We also have an outlet cover made by Safety First. You plug your things in the outlet and the dome shaped cover locks in place over top so the child can't unplug it or get to it. I found it at Babies R Us.

Adrienne - posted on 06/23/2010

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My two older kids do the same thing. I kept on them and now they don't pull them out anymore. I was told by my mother when I was little I took the old metal twist ties from the bread bags and stuck that in the plug. She asked me what happened because I burnt my finger a tiny bit and I almost did it again to show her what happened. Usually if they get shocked they won't do it again. Just keep on him.

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we bought baby proof wall sockets... the part that you plug things into twists with a spring in it so you can plug things in but when they get unplugged the socket things are covered up... im not really sure how to explain them but you can get them at walmart or wherever they sell babyproofing things.

Diane - posted on 06/23/2010

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if u have already told him not too, and he still does it explain that it could hurt him, if he still does it i would give him a spanking or sit him in the time out chair. just be firm

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