Sunday, 14 February 2016

Toddler-proof - Dreambaby Review and Giveaway!

Last year we moved into my parents place with the intention to buy a house as soon as possible. Almost a year later we're still here because we made the (stupid) decision to build a house instead. Being my parents place it is really not very baby or toddler proof.

Our house is full of 50 plus years of my parents stuff so its been hard to make it less destroyable and safer for my energetic toddler.

When she started crawling at 6 months I baby-proofed a small area of the house and cordoned it off by a baby fence (a baby pen I open up into a straight line). Baby-proofing was relatively easy, but toddler-proofing for a walking 11-monther was a whole new ball park. She gets super bored and whiney if I kept her in the safe zone so I have to let her explore the house and garden. I had no other choice but to start toddler-proofing the whole house!

Her are my top toddler-proofing tips:
  • Move everything out of reach! Seriously, if you have anything that can be at all broken move it at least 2-3 metres above the ground. You might think 1 metre off the ground is ok since its out of reach, but remember those toddlers can climb!
  • Bracket everything to the wall. Anything that could possibly fall down, nail it to the wall. There are too many horror stories of televisions and drawers falling on toddlers.
  • Get some great baby and toddler-proofing products. Dreambaby® have some fabulous ones I recently was lucky enough to try out. I love those little power point plug things and my personal favourite are the multi-purpose latches, they are so handy to stop little people opening drawers that I just went out and bought a bunch more.

Thanks to Dreambaby® I've been testing out some of their fabulous products and you can win all of them - keep reading to find out how.

Dreambaby® Cord clamps
I love these things. With 5 people living in one house with power points in silly locations we have a few extension cords going on and these cord clamps are so great for making those power cord plugs  safe. My little toddler discovered how fun it is to bash the extension cord on the ground a while ago but has now also decided to try pulling the two cords apart.

These Dreambaby® Cord Clamps fit snuggly over the cords where they join with a double layered clip which fastens firmly over both cords and hold them in place. The have a very snug fit around the cords so they are actually weather proof as well making them great for the outdoors.

Dreambaby® Household Safety Kit

Full of those baby proofing essentials everyone needs like cupboard latches and power point plugs for those kitchen cupboards and power points these Household Safety Kits are a great baby-proofing starter kit. Power point plugs are seriously handy for stopping little fingers and toys making their way into dangerous power points.  They are quite handy even for me to remove so my toddler certainly wont be able to get them out.

I also like the kitchen latches that screw into the inside of your kitchen cupboards so they are nicely hidden from view but make cupboards really hard for little ones to break into. They are also great for modern kitchens like ours which doesn't have proper don't handles so there aren't many ways to secure them.

The product in this kit I really love though are the flexible multi-purpose latches. They stick onto cupboards or drawers and have flexible looped fastener that can be opened from either side but require way too much force and fine motor skills for a toddler to open. I loved these so much I went out and bought a whole bunch more to use on all our kitchen drawers since my toddler has discovered how fun drawers are too open.
Dreambaby® Car Reverse Alert Beepers

We have recently had a young family move in next door with an almost 2 year old, an almost 4 year old and a 7 year old. They love to come and visit us and play with my daughter in the front yard. I've given the car reverse beeper to my father to put on his car. Even though I am always there watching, having these car reverse beeper is a bit of piece of mind that just in case the kids don't see the car they can hear it and so can I.
The Giveaway!

The wonderful people at Dreambaby® has kindly offered to give each of the products you see here to one of you lovely readers! All you have to do is complete the little Rafflecopter survey below and leave me a comment why you need to baby proof your house! If you have trouble just send me a message on Facebook.

Dreambaby® products can be purchased online or at Big W, Target, Kmart, Bunnings, Baby Bunting, Toys R Us and a number of other baby stores and chemists. Also pop over to the Dreambaby® Facebook and Instagram pages. There is also a great Dreambaby® YouTube page full of great safety tips and hints to check out as well.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Competition commences 12:00am February 14th 2016 and ends 12:00am February 28th 2016. Entry is open to Australian residents only. One reader will win one cord clamp, one Household Safety Kit, and one Car Reverse Alert Beeper  from Dreambaby®. Prize is not transferable. Prize will be delivered by Dreambaby®, Looking For Mama Me takes no responsibility for prize delivery. This competition is a game of skill and will be judged as such. All mandatory entry steps must be completed to constitute a valid entry. Incomplete entries will be deemed invalid and excluded from judging. Winner will have 72hrs to respond or prize will be redrawn. This competition is in no way endorsed, promoted or administered by Facebook.

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  1. I love the Dreambaby kit for horse shoes for the doors. They are the best.

  2. You can never be too careful with little ones around, they are far to precious to take chances with. The reversing alarm sounds great because we live in a rural area where 4WDs are very common & it's hard to see little ones. Ginger A

  3. I definitely agree about the power-point covers being great! They're easy for adults to remove (once you know the trick!) but very very difficult for little hands to prize off the wall!

  4. We only use Dreambaby. Tried some of the others and they just weren't as good. We've got number 2 on the way and our little miss has been really good with our boundaries and the safety things we've installed, I'm hoping this little mister will be the same!

  5. I'm entering for my sister. She is due in May and also looks after my toddler while i go to uni throughout the year. Her and her partner have no idea what they are in for. Renovating a house with a newborn who will soon grow up and terrorise the place along with their older cousin is not the best mix, not in a youse without doors at the moment. Jen

  6. My ingenious little man is getting more creative about getting into things he shouldn't every day. He keeps trying to get over our DIY kitchen gate, trying to get hold of our modem and eyeing off our DVDs because he likes to throw them around. Kid proofing stuff would be super-welcome right now! 😊

  7. I do not miss the toddler stage at all - I felt I had to be ON the whole time as my kids always found something unsuitable to play with!!! These are great products BTW.

  8. This is for my prgenant friend and her husband. They have no idea what they are in for over the next few years.

  9. Teresa Clark, i need this to baby proof my house since my little rat bags can break into anything

  10. I got given the safety pack when Dyllan was born and it was a lifesaver. I also got the sliding door locks as they were easier to use on my cupboards.

  11. Any safety products that can hold up against my toddler are a winner in my book.

  12. I need to baby proof my house for peace of mind.
    There's so many worries and stresses when it comes to your first, so one less thing to worry about sounds fantastic

  13. I'm not entering as my babies are all now in high school! But I think I will go and buy the Car Reverse Alert Beeper! We live near a school and I'm always worried when reversing out of my drive away at school drop off and pick up times that won't see a little one behind my car!

  14. I am so close to needing those door clamps and things for the kitchen. I am seeing if I can make it through without doing much. So far at 12 months I am good. This house is open plan though so it makes it a little harder to baby proof without "help" than when we were doing it the first time around.

  15. My toddler keeps trying to get into things

  16. I need to baby proof the house because my little one is starting to crawl and it won't be long before he's into everything and I don't need to take a change that he'll get hurt!