It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that kids are not cheap. The expenses start before they’re even born and ends with college…
Maternity clothes, anyone? Those hospital bills aren’t cheap either.
Babies and toddlers, for example, need diapers and baby wipes. Diapers may be the single most expensive item you invest in for your baby. From birth to their second birthday, you will spend an average of $2,500 on disposable diapers – not including wipes or diaper rash cream.
Plus, it seems they’re constantly outgrowing their clothes and shoes.
On top of that, you add childproofing. As a parent, you often fear for your child’s health and safety. The average household is full of objects and substances that could potentially be harmful to a child.
One of the most common places to childproof, is wall outlets. These outlets, for whatever reason, seem to call out to toddlers. There is something about an electrical outlet that fascinates a child.
Maybe it is the fact that it is right at eye level?
Many parents resort to buying outlet covers to prevent accidental shock or electrocution and while I’m not saying this is a bad idea, we are saying that it’s another expense.
The covers also don’t always work.
So let’s go back to the fact that toddlers go through a lot of diapers and baby wipes. Of course, this leaves lots and lots of empty diaper boxes and baby wipe containers. So why not reuse the boxes and containers instead of recycling them?
A mom named Brittany Kurtz recently shared a childproofing ”Mommy life hack” on Facebook, that works well for her when it comes to those pesky wall outlets.
👶🏻Mommy Life Hack👶🏻Remove the adhesive top from the baby wipes package, then place over outlets. I certainly still…
It’s an added bonus that she’s upcycling baby wipe containers at the same time.
As Kurtz describes in her Facebook post; “Remove the adhesive top from the baby wipes package, then place over outlets. I certainly still will keep my baby safe outlet covers in, but this is just another precaution for on top. Out of site, out of mind.”
Watch the video below to see exactly how this hack works.
Many parents love this hack and are now using it in their homes, but some moms posted comments stating that their toddlers would just open the baby wipe container on the wall.
But Brittany Kurtz clearly stated in her that she would continue using the normal plug inserts and use this IN ADDITION to them. Not instead of. So that it gives and extra little bit of protection and time to stop the baby from shocking themselves.
Please remember, careful parents are always watching their kids and keeping them away from outlets, even if they are protected with covers.
What do you think about this baby proofing hack? Will you try it in your home? Please share!