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This article is from the Baby Proofing FAQ, by Sandra Smith, sandra@cs.toronto.edu with numerous contributions by others.

04 Baby Proofing General Issues

From: Dave Johnsen, TECHbooks of Beaverton Oregon - Public Access Unix
davej@techbook.COM ...!{tektronix!nosun,uunet}techbook!davej

A recent example tells me it will have to be combination locks. Two days ago
Jilly unlocked the padlock on the toolbox in the garage. She had seen Daddy
do it once. And the key was up on a shelf she had to get a chair to get. When
I asked her why she did that (Now here is where the child induced brain damage
is apparent. I asked a two year old why she did something.) she said "My
Hammer!" and then proceeded to go over and try to pound a nail into the wall.
She had a picture she had made and wanted to hang.

- To finish the story, I distracted her, and then framed the picture (more of
a scribble, actually). Her and I then hung it in her room. I will keep it for
my office later. And I got a combination lock. :)

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The only suggestion I can really make is that nothing is baby-proof. It is
rather like watches that aren't water proof, they're water resistant. You
can make a house baby proof I suppose, but you can only make it toddler-
resistant. :) Our daughter, at 15 months then, brought me handfulls of
electric outlet covers. I kept putting them back while she wasn't watching,
she kept bringing them to me. She is two tommorrow, and lately has been
bringing me stuff from "protected" areas. So far the only thing I have been
able to protect completely has been the shop which is behind a combination
lock.

 

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