Making a tv unit baby friendly

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  1. TylerDurden

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    I've got a 9 month old bundle of joy whos little hands seems to be more and more attracted to the contents of our tv unit. It's a low unit with 2 open shelves housing an Xbox, ps3, hddvd player, pvr and a wii. what I've been considering doing it to try and fit some sliding doors to it that can be secured to stop wandering hands. II figure like the ones on wardrobe sliding doors might work, the doors would need to have either mesh of some sort or drilled holes so that the remotes would still work. Anyone tried anything similar our able to offer advice on how best to do it?
     
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    What about a fireguard across the front or is that not stylish enough?

    Re IR issues, how about an if extender which will pipe the signals to your equipment?
     
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    get some clear perspex which can be removed and attached when needed, thats what i did:smashin:

    martin
     
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    Teach them to understand the word 'no' and tone of voice. It worked for us, our son is 11 months old and doesn't touch the AV stuff.
     
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    That's impressive
    Keep us updated as he grows if he ever gets near it :)

    Lucky for us our little one always just untidy DVD and didn't go bashing the av stuff
     
  6. TylerDurden

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    Well phase one of the job is done. See before and after photos
     

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    I used a fireguard, looks as attractive as the back end of a bus but it is uber-effective.

    Not only that, I secured the top flaps with padlocks and the guard is anchored to the Oppo TV table with a clip/hook. It truly encases it. Remotes work. BD player is on the top so I can reach over and change discs without undoing the locks.

    My son is nearly 4 and my kit is still safe and sound. As we have another one on the way, the guard is set to stay for a few more years. Even then, its handy when guests are round as their kids can't mess with it either.

    I'm sure they tut a little at the pad locks, thinking I have put them on specially for them !
     
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    Scatter drawing pins in front of the TV unit, he'll soon get the message! :devil:
     
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    I did say it wasn't pretty.
     

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    :eek:

    Blimey. We use just use 'no' - it's worked so far on our three.
     
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    So did i and will continue to do so now,in fact its very rare she goes near the equipment,she picks up the remotes and passes them to me if she accidently changes channels.....
     
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    I use mine as remotes - to go and use the hard-switches to turn the amp on or whatever. The first two mastered that by 18 months - they are motivated as that is how they get to watch their bit of Disney before bed :)

    You can see my setup in my signature - totally child-proof.

    Maybe it would have been different if we had a boy though :)
     

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