1) Outlets: These have been very frustrating for me. "A" few days after I happily went around the house plugging in the little outlet covers, I found my son with one in his mouth. I thought, "hmmmm, I must have dropped one." Nope, he went around and pulled them out! Then he proceeded to try and plug in the vacuum. So that FAILED! My husband and I went to Lowes and found a couple options. The first one we found was the Safety First Press Plug Protectors and those were even easier for "A" to pull out! Needless to say they went back to Lowes. Then Adam tried the second option. . . . . . entire new outlets. We only did it with three outlets because they needed to be replaced anyway, but these new safety outlets are great! They have plastic on the inside that covers each hole until a plug is placed in it (and it is too hard for little hands to plug anything in). As for the rest of the outlets in the house, I'm just following my little man around replacing the covers. :(
Cupboard locks: We've only locked the cabinets under the sink and the bathroom drawers and cabinets. "A" gets so much joy getting into the tupperware cupboard, the pantry, and the plastic dishes, I didn't want to lock them up. But we ended up using the magnetic locks which work GREAT!!! They were pretty pricey, but worth it. You have to have the magnet handy, but they keep "A" out of those certain areas. The other clip locks are just "eh". They definitely deter him from getting in the cabinets and drawers, but with one strong tug, he has successfully opened the drawer/cupboard. Both options are hidden on the inside and work for cabinets that don't have handles.
Note: The magnetic locks come with adhesive in case you don't want to drill them in. They didn't work at all with the adhesive, but once we drilled them in, they worked like a charm!Furniture Safety Straps: We've attached every big piece of furniture to the wall, which is very reassuring when I see Mr. Climber doing what he does best! Ugh! But I have found that the straps that come with the furniture and the cloth straps are so much easier to use than the plastic straps.
Power Strip Cover: I love this product!!! I have it in "A's" room because we have the humidifier, air purifier, sound machine, and clock all plugged in. He can't even get to the power strip with this contraption. Completely worth the money!I also have a little lock for the dishwasher when he figures out how to open that. But that's all I have done (so far). We'll see what he figures out next.