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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Dreambaby home safety products review + giveaway

When bub started crawling safety proofing the house was in the forefront of my mind. Now that she's 2.5 it would be easy to get lax about a lot of things given she's older and understands a lot more. However, the fact that she's curious and can reach a lot more things means safety proofing needs to be just as paramount, if not moreso than before because she can get into so many more things. Even though daddy thinks she has a great deal of common-sense, I think he forgets that {like most toddlers} she also finds doors and power points fascinating and fun to play with. Thankfully I'm around making sure everything is toddler proofed. I've recently added a number of new Dreambaby® safety products to different rooms of the house to ensure everything remains safe.

Ezi Fit Door Knob Covers {3 pack $7.95}

One thing we haven't had an issue with so far is doors. She figured out how to open lever handled doors a while ago, but thankfully we have round door knobs in the house so she hasn't been able to open them. That's not for lack of trying though. Each morning she stands on tippy toes trying to open my door. She seems to be growing taller each week so soon we'll have a little escape artist on our hands. In a bid to nip it in the bud before it starts {or at least prolong the time it takes her to figure out how to open them properly} I've put the Dreambaby® ezi fit door knob covers on the most used doors in the house {aka the ones I don't want her to get in/out of}. At the moment that's the front door, her bedroom and I put one on the toilet door hoping I might actually be able to go to the toilet in peace without a helper.

The door knob covers are really easy to put on, they literally just click over the handle. The door can still be opened by adults by gripping the handle through the two side holes in the cover and turning, however when bub tries to open it she just spins the cover around. Win! There's also a hole in the end so lockable doors can still be unlocked and locked.

Outlet Plugs {24 pack $4.95}

We've been fortunate enough that electrical sockets haven't really been an issue either because most of our furniture downstairs covers the sockets so she can't get to them. The upstairs ones are a lot more exposed though and now that she can climb furniture they're becoming more of a problem. Add to that natural toddler curiosity to play with switches and its only a matter of time before she starts trying to switch them on and off. 

I've just gone around all of the exposed electrical sockets in the house and installed Dreambaby® plastic outlet plugs. Now I know she won't be able to get shocked if she somehow turns them on and more importantly it also stops her from sticking things into the sockets. The plugs are easy to click in place and can be pulled out again by pushing down and out on the indented top of the plug. They're quite difficult to remove {I needed T to pull them off for me} so I'm confident she won't be able to get them off.

Sliding Locks With Catch {2 pack $9.95}

One of the first areas I baby proofed when bub started moving was the kitchen cabinets. We've also added a really long baby gate across the entry way so that most of the time she doesn't have access anyway, but the cupboard locks still come in handy. There are times she demands to be in there with me and also times when daddy forgets to latch the gate so she wanders in there. Having locks on the cabinets with chemicals in them is essential {and having a lock on the pantry is proving quite handy too just quietly}.

Having long vertical handles on all our kitchen cabinets, sliding locks were our first choice as they're the easiest to install and use. We originally had other Dreambaby® sliding locks before being sent the new Dreambaby® sliding locks with the added catch. The catch helps to hold the lock in place even better than our old ones and they're just as easy to use.

Safety Catches {6 pack $5.45}

For other cabinets where the sliding locks won't work the Dreambaby® safety catches can be used. They can also be used on top drawers. The safety catches screw into the top of the cabinet {or drawer} and allow it to open only a small amount preventing kids from getting into the contents. The latches are easily unlocked by pushing down on them and automatically re-lock each time the cabinet or drawer is closed.

I personally prefer the sliding locks because they're a lot easier to install and are fully portable, but the safety catches do provide a good alternative for cabinets where the sliding locks aren't suitable.

Cord Clamp {$5.95}

I've always been quite paranoid about extension cords, however thanks to the power point placement in our house there are a few places we need to use them because we have no other choice. Whenever T wants to do work out in the backyard he has to use an extension cord from inside as we have no external power points, which isn't ideal given we now have a toddler running around outside with him most of the time.

To try and minimise the risk we now use a Dreambaby® cord clamp which covers the plugs where both cords join together. The cord clamp securely clips over both cords and holds the sockets firmly in place under two layers of plastic. There's no way bub can undo the clamp and get to the plugs to undo them which gives me much better peace of mind. The clamp is also weather proof so perfect for outdoor use {which is where we mainly use it}.

Dreambaby® products can be purchased online or at Big W, Target, Kmart, Bunnings, Baby Bunting, Toys R Us and a number of other baby stores and chemists. Become a Dreambaby® fan on Facebook and on Instagram to remain up to date with all new product launches. Check out DreambabyTV on You Tube

Dreambaby® Safety Product Giveaway

Thanks to the team at Dreambaby® I have one of each of the products mentioned above to give away to one lucky Finding Myself Young reader. To enter simply leave me a comment below letting me know which safety item you need the most and why?

Please remember to also fill out the rafflecopter widget below {so I can contact you if you win}. The easiest way to comment is to choose the name/url option and leave the url section blank. If you're having issues leaving a comment, message me on my Facebook page or email me and I'll help you out.

Good Luck!

Toni x
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Competition commences 12:00am January 26th 2016 and ends 12:00am February 9th 2016. Entry is open to Australian residents only, excluding ACT. One reader will win outlet plugs, a cord clamp, ezi fit door knob covers, safety catches & sliding locks  from Dreambaby®. Prize is not transferable. Prize will be delivered by Dreambaby®, Finding Myself Young takes no responsibility for prize delivery. This competition is a game of skill and will be judged as such. All mandatory entry steps must be completed to constitute a valid entry. Incomplete entries will be deemed invalid and excluded from judging. Winner will have 72hrs to respond or prize will be redrawn. This competition is in no way endorsed, promoted or administered by Facebook.

Disclosure - I was gifted the safety products mentioned above for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own based on my experience with the products as per my disclosure policy. I did not receive payment for this review.

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  1. I love the outlet plugs. Freaks me out around curious crawling bubs

  2. We need all of them because we are moving house lol, but the Ezi Fit Door Knob Covers are what we need the most because my 2yo can open the back door!

  3. I need the outlet plugs because I'm afraid that my baby may get to close or touch.

  4. I remember using those draw locks and the sliding locks when mine were little. mostly in the kitchen and the under kitchen cupboard which has all the chemicals in. They are so handy, because even if you try and watch your kids all the time, there are always moments when you miss something.

  5. It definitely has to be the cord clamp! I never had these with Elliott but with a new baby coming later this year, I plan to be working from home and have baby (hopefully) playing happily while I work on my computer. Therefore, I would feel so much more at ease covering my cords so little baby can't get to my computer and printer cords while I'm working.

  6. My 2 yr old is a little explorer and I have had to further baby proof the older he has gotten. I def would love some sliding locks, to keep him out of all the potential dangers and keep my special pieces safe.

  7. My 2 year old has just started to open our doors - the door knob covers would be great!

  8. I need all of them especially the draw locks. The cutie that I look after has just started crawling and exploring.