Posted in Products & Gear, Safety, Toddlers

Toddler-proofing time! What are the best items you’ve used to anchor furniture to the walls? And how did you deal with floor lamps and even chairs that could be tipped?

  • Sara
    Nov 19, 2017

    This isn’t a great answer but I pretty much got rid of everything that could tip over like bookcases. Instead of floor lamps I screwed light fixtures to the walls. The only chairs we have are a very heavy desk chair and kitchen table chairs and they are pretty hard/impossible for a toddler to tip.

  • Samantha
    Nov 19, 2017

    Floor lamp we used a small command hook and tied one end of a strong string around the lamp pole near the top and the other to the hook. This has worked pretty good so far.

  • Anne
    Nov 19, 2017

    Earthquake straps work very well to secure furniture and you can buy them in bulk online. For anything that has drawers make sure to lock the drawers so they can’t be climbed. We had no problems with our kids messing with chairs and floor lamps, so I have no advice there! I agree with Sara it might be best to just put away anything like that that worries you.

  • Samantha
    Nov 19, 2017

    Looks kinda dumb but it works lol. my LO is 1 year and lives to try and pull it down.

  • Diana
    Nov 19, 2017

    I️ gated off the only floor lamp in the living room (along with the fireplace, some wires, & the blinds...which now have to permanently stay open). Also gated off one area in baby’s room where there is a floor lamp, space heater, humidifier. We have safety electrical outlets..but she’d still play with the cords...!