4 Clever New Childproofing Products for Your Home

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Whether you’re just hanging with your toddler or have a crowd coming over for the holidays, these new childproofing products are key for less worry and more fun.
Courtesy of the Toddler Monitor
Courtesy of the Toddler Monitor

The Virtual Night Nanny

Invented by two moms who had toddlers who wandered from their bed at night, the DECCO the Toddler Monitor ($80) is the next stage up from a video monitor. The adorable motion-sensor device hangs on your child’s doorknob and lets you know you if he leaves his bedroom via an alert to your cell phone. 

Courtesy of Safety 1st
Courtesy of Safety 1st

The Decoy Button

Our editor laughed out loud when she saw the Safety 1st’s OutSmart collection ($4 to $13) at a trade show. Each item is designed to distract toddlers with a “decoy button,” which can be pressed but doesn’t do anything. Your child stays safe and doesn’t get frustrated. The line includes lever locks, toilet locks, knob covers, and more. 

Courtesy of Qdos
Courtesy of Qdos

The No-Screw, No-Tip Solution

Each year more than 17,000 kids need care in emergency rooms due to a TV, furniture, or an appliance tipping over! Traditionally, you’d need to break out the drill to install a screw-mounted device into the wall to attach to furniture. Qdos’s new Zero-Screw Furniture Anti-Tip Kit ($13 for two) uses unique hooks that go into the wall between studs, leaving only tiny holes while supporting up to 150 pounds.

Courtesy of Qdos
Courtesy of Qdos

The Use-It-Anywhere Lock

Got a toddler who just loves to open the washer, oven, or fridge? Qdos Adhesive Flexible Multi-Locks ($8 each) are designed for tricky spots where a traditional cabinet lock won’t work, like appliance doors. Problem solved!

For those of you who never thought of these crafty, DIY childproofing hacks, don't worry—we've got you covered.

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