Toddler proofing his room

I need suggestions on how to kid proof his nursery before going to big boy bed. He’s pulling on the camera chord from his crib, he’s climbing on everything, he can open doors. I would love ideas to keep his room safe if he gets out of bed. How does everyone toddler proof the camera chord?

  • Tara
    Feb 02

    Following! I’m keeping my 2 year old in her crib, for fear of what she might get up to otherwise!

  • Lynn
    Feb 03

    Cord keeper. Google it.

  • Tara
    Feb 03

    Amanda, out of interest: is your boy climbing out of his crib? Any particular reason why transitioning? I’m questioning the need to transition until I absolutely need to (climbing out of her crib etc).

  • Katie
    Feb 03

    Following. Our boy is 15 months old and is able to climb out of the crib although he doesn’t do it often. We are trying to hold out on transitioning to a boy boy bed till we move next August.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 03

    Katie, if he’s climbing out I’d either transition now or lower mattress to the floor. It’s really unsafe once they can.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 03

    Get rid of the camera. Do you still need it? We stopped using ours after he was no longer a baby.

  • K
    Feb 04

    My son began to climb out at 14 months and forced us to transition to toddler bed (converted crib), then big boy bed at 2. The foam rails, find on amazon, are great. You may need to get a new camera that can be wall mounted and place a piece of furniture in front of it. As for climbing, make sure the furniture is fixed to the wall if necessary and has drawer closures so he can’t open to use as ladder. It’s scary at first (for you) but he will adjust quickly 😊.

  • Lynn
    Feb 04

    Here. It’s called a cable concealer and they work great. Cable Concealer On-Wall Cord Cover Raceway Kit - Cable Management System to Hide Cables, Cords, or Wires - Cord Organizer for TVs and Computers at Home or in The Office https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JKO8724/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3nfwCb2HQPW8V Also, as long as all the furniture is mounted to the wall and he cannot climb out the window, I wouldn’t over think it. I have 2 kids 4 and 2.5 years old and neither of them have been in a crib. If you’re worried about escaping the room, use a baby gate or lead him back to his room. My guess is he isn’t yet tall enough to turn on the lights so won’t wander around the house too much. He will want to be with you and head to your room.

  • Lily
    Feb 04

    Any furniture get it secured to the walls. All opening things get the child locks on them. All outlets need to be taken care of. I have found if I type up whatever is plugged, my little one won't even pay attention to it. Then make sure there are a ton of toys and things for him to play with. Good luck

  • Anonymous
    Feb 04

    What do you mean by ‘securing furniture to the wall’? We live in a rented place and not allowed to nail anything into walls... or is this something you stick onto the wall? 🤷‍♀️

  • A
    Feb 04

    I was just talking to someone about child proofing... with my niece who’s now 8 we lucked out. She wasn’t much of a climber, she’s always had a vanity, dresser and bookshelf besides her toddler bed (which just changed to a full). I worry about this with our son but we don’t leave him unattended without checking on him and fortunately our big furniture is long and squatty( if that makes sense) so it wont topple on him

  • A
    Feb 04

    I like the cord guard-we got those for the tv cables but have lacked on installing them

  • Lynn
    Feb 04

    Skyla Homes - Furniture and TV Anti Tip Straps | Adjustable Earthquake Resistant Straps | Best Wall Anchor | Protection for Children | Baby Proof & Extra Strong ABS Kit (6-Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017XGATRW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_12owCbS6YNE1Z Wall straps to keep furniture from tipping over. It’s for safety and I doubt your landlord will evict you for child proofing. I have lived in 2 rentals since having kids and it’s not been an issue at all. And when you move, you can fix it yourself or the landlord will take repair costs out of your deposit. It’s really not that much.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 04

    Once kid is mobile, you should secure any bookcases and dressers. People always say mine are too heavy/short, or my kid isn’t a climber, but then accidents happen. You will turn your back for a second. Not worth the risk.

  • Philip
    Feb 07

    Cordless blinds or shades. We have some room darkening honeycombs that not only darken the room but also help to insulate it. Ours are actually motorized but you can also get them in regular cordless options.

  • Diana
    Feb 07

    Following

  • Meghan
    Feb 07

    As others said, the cord concealer strips for the cord up to the camera. Outlet box covers to prevent stuff that is plugged in from getting pulled out. Straps all the furniture to the wall, if you have lamps or anything, some sort of rope/strap to wall so can’t pull over. Gates on door or door knob covers so contained in room. Make sure windows can be locked or put guards up on those (esp if 2nd floor or higher). Good luck! I dread the day we have to transition out of a crib. We did all this proofing in prep for the night he figures out that he can climb out of crib, ha!