Childproofing on the cheap
Sara's friend had some good ideas for cheap babyproofing:
Visiting a friend who's had to childproof quickly (adopting a 1-year-old would do that, wouldn't it?) he shared a couple a tricks:
- You can buy mesh strap material in bulk (like the straps used to strap kids into anything that looks like a seat), and then just put a screw through the strap into walls and part of whatever piece of furniture you're trying to attach to the wall.
- There's a type of reusable cable tie that looks sort of like beads on a string that are pretty easy for an adult to open and close. Great for cabinets. Search for "bead tie cable" (example here: http://www.avsupplystore.com/btl-100.html)