Did you know September is Baby Safety Month? There are a LOT of scary statistics out there and I think (especially on a day like today) we should keep it light while shedding some insight on how to keep our little ones safe around the house. SO. Every Monday this month I’ll be sharing a funny little “Misadventure” about my family. You’ll be encouraged to write in one of your own under the post on my Facebook page and we’ll pick three people to win a childproofing product courtesy of Safety 1st and the OutSmart line! This week we are featuring the Safety 1st Outsmart Lever Lock. Curious kids try to explore everywhere, but the Safety 1st OutSmart Lever Lock helps you keep them safer with the first ever decoy button. Your child will think the decoy button will let them open the door, but pushing it has no effect. You’ll know that the surface on the sides hides the actual secret to opening the door. The Lever Lock is a clever way to prevent your little explorer from accessing off-limit rooms.
I bet the BBC News Anchor whose kid interrupted his live TV interview, could have used one of these, right? 🙂 Hmmm let’s see, when could we have used this clever little thing of beauty? Oh yes! I was wrapping up all of the kid’s Christmas presents in the attic one year. I thought they had gone to sleep so I poured myself a little wine and got to work. I had them all laid out, unwrapped, in piles for each kid. Just then I start to hear my (then) 4 year old opening the attic door and pounding up the stairs. I stretched my body in front of the piles of gifts and yelled “WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE!?” “I heard you up here Mama and wanted to see what you were doing” she responded trying to peer around my hip bone. “Is that my BARBIE van I wanted for Christmas!!!” her face lights up as she shrieks. “No, no, honey these gifts are for people who don’t have enough money to buy their own” I lied as I picked her up and carried her back to her room. Wasn’t she just SOUND asleep!? Yup, a level lock would have saved me a lot of
lies explanations (and money!) that year…
Your turn MIM’ers!