Saturday, November 22, 2008

coverPlug Review/Giveaway

Before I gave birth to Jonah, and I mean like from the moment we moved into our house (which was only 4 weeks before my due date, I began baby proofing. I wanted to make sure that this place was all prepared and ready for the new little guy that would soon run this house. Now, it may have been a bit of the nesting stage I was in, or it could have had to do with the fact that I am a total “over-preparer”, but hey, even though the boy was unable to move for a number of months, I knew the moment he was on the move, the house was already ready for the wrath of a rambunctious toddler.

I must say, the worst part of the whole baby-proofing was the plug covers. You know what I’m talking about, those plastic covers that go in the electrical outlets to keep the curious little one from sticking anything remotely dangerous inside of them. But what they don’t tell you, is how utterly difficult it is to remove them, as an adult; on the slight chance that you might need to plug is a vacuum or an oscillating fan or anything that actually requires power.

I guess the creators of coverPlug’s were frustrated by the same things I was, because they came up with this practical and ingenious little thing that has made life just a little bit easier around my house. Seriously, I can’t believe someone hasn’t come up with this sooner. The simplistic design of the coverPlug makes it easy to use, by just popping it onto the outlet plate, and it is held in by the plastic prongs that go in to the ground openings. It covers the entire plate and blends in with the wall to make it utterly un-noticeable. And the fact that you can paint it to match the wall colors makes it even more attractive.

But to me, the most attractive part of it all is the safety. My toddler was completely unable to remove it from the outlet, and that is what sold me! Because at the end of the day, my house can be in shambles, but as long as it is safe and secure for my family, then that is all that matters!

Wanna get yourself a few of these coverPlugs to protect the little ones in your house too? Just leave me a comment on this post telling me what the most important safety product is in your house? Is it outlet covers? Doorknob covers? You tell me! I will pick one winner at random to receive 3 coverPlug’s of their very own!

The fine print:
*Contest ends Saturday December 6, 2008 at 11:59pm CDT.
*Contest open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike, just make sure to leave an email address in your comment, so I can contact you.
*Winner will be chosen at random by a random number generator and with have 48 hours from initial congratulatory email to respond. If original winner does not respond, and alternate winner will be chosen.*Don't worry, by entering my giveaway I won't keep your info for any future use!

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micaela6955 said...

I don't use them that much anymore, but when my children were toddling I liked those plastic holders that kept them from opening the cabinet doors-especially under the sink where all my cleaning stuff was!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Erin said...

Those are great! Outlet covers are definitely the most important safety items in our house right now, as I have a toddler who wants to plug things in all the time!