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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

WFMW: Toddler-proof DVD player

There are products out there on the market that are specifically designed for this purpose- things like this DVD guard or this TV guard- both sell for around $10. My version, though, only cost $2.66, and so far, it's working great for us!

I went to WalMart and I purchased two 5x7 clear plastic picture frames. I slid the "stand" part of the frame up under the edge of the DVD player, and used the frame part to cover the on/off buttons. I did the same with the other frame, using it to cover the area where the play, fast forward, and other buttons are located. It took less than a minute, and so far, it has kept busy one year-old fingers away from the buttons. (I'm sure he'll eventually figure out how to remove the frames, but, hey, it works for now!)

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  1. Oh My Gosh--you're too clever! Baby ChubChub has recently discovered that she gets a fun reaction out of her big brother when she pushes the buttons on the TV! Great idea--and cheap to boot!

  2. Your are a genius!


  3. We have these too, and they work great! M can slide her hand behind but can't punch the buttons. Although I did find a piece of cheese wedged behind it once.

  4. I keep meaning to get a few of those to do that but always forget! I'm so tired of my 1 yr old turning off movies in the middle of it.


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