12 DIY Child-Proofing Hacks to Keep Kids Safe

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  • Duct Tape on Power Outlets


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    A quick fix to cover power outlets? Duct tape or painter's tape. Just make sure it's on there tight so prying hands can't easily rip it off.

  • Pet Gate to Baby Gate


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    Got pet gates? They could make decent baby gates. As Sherlyn Pang Luedtke, author of the Mommy Advantage Book, explains, "I learned that pet safety gates are pretty much the same product as baby safety gates but cost less."


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