A few years ago my daughter started pulling the cords out of our devices. When I caught her at it, she was just a couple of months old. She would grab a cord and pull it, then try to get another cord to do the same thing. She even tried to plug my phone charger into the wall.
I don’t know if she’s trying to figure out how things work or if she’s just testing out the different cord attachments. All I know is that she keeps doing it and it makes me crazy. What should I do to stop this?
As a parent of a little girl who loves to explore the world around her, you may be wondering what the best way to prevent your little one from pulling out all your cords and damaging them. The truth is that there isn’t a perfect way to keep her from it, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done. In fact, you can easily make a safe place to keep all your cords and electronics, and it’s super easy.
Before I get into the steps to making a safety space for your kid, let’s start by talking about why she’s doing this. There are several reasons that she could be doing this, but it might be that she’s just trying to get your attention. She wants to make sure you notice that she’s in the room, and she’s using her newly developed sense of hearing and vision to do so. This is also a good time to talk about what she’s seeing. If she sees a cord, she’s going to want to pull it. So, tell her about cords and explain to her that they’re not toys and that she shouldn’t play with them.
After that, it’s important to make sure she knows that you don’t want her to do anything like that. Make sure she understands that this is not okay and that she will not be allowed to play with the cords. Let her know that when she does this, you’ll put her in time out or take away her favorite toys until she learns to stay out of your electronics.
One of the easiest ways to protect all your cords is to create a “safe zone” that you designate as a designated area for your kids to play. This area needs to be somewhere that they can play freely, but it also needs to be a place that you know they won’t accidentally touch.
Here are some suggestions on where to place your kid’s safe zone:
• On a table next to your couch or in a corner of your living room or dining room.
• In the kitchen or another area that has lots of outlets.
• In your bedroom or office area.
• In the bathroom.
If you choose to designate one of these places, you can use it for many purposes, including hiding all of your cords. Your child will also love playing in the designated spot because it’s something new and interesting.
Now that you have a designated place for your child to play, here are some tips on how to keep toddler from unplugging cords and damaging them:
• Keep everything where your child can’t reach. This includes electronics and cables.
• Keep cords and electronics out of the way when you’re not using them.
• Keep electronics and cords out of sight. If you have a lot of cords, hide them in the designated area.
• Use protective cases and covers for cords, chargers, and headphones.
• Teach your child the rules of electronics and show her that you mean business when you say no.
It can be challenging to prevent your kid from pulling out your cords, but it’s possible. The more you communicate and enforce the rules, the less likely your child is to damage your cords.
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