Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Baby Proofing the Remote Control – A Simple DIY Project

Our 1 year old son is extremely curious, always taking things apart and figuring out how they work and piece together.

His newest discovery is figuring out how to disassemble the remote control! He carefully releases the back battery panel exposing the batteries.

I fear (if we would allow him to try) he would work the batteries out, which is definitely not safe. To protect our son, we came up with a simple, no cost do it yourself solution. We put a clear piece of packing tape over the entire battery compartment, which successfully prevents him from disassembling the remote. We keep remotes out of his reach as much as possible, but if he does get a hold of one I feel better that we have another layer of protection.

This simple solution works for us. It’s inexpensive, easy, and effective!


  1. Packing tape has come to our rescue quite a few times. We use it to keep cabinets and drawers shut from prying toddler fingers, and even slapped it down on a spot of peeling linoleum (until we can afford to deal with it). Now we just need to figure out how to use it to keep toddlers from pressing buttons! ;)

  2. I recently posted how my son has an obsession with electronic items. He's a button-pusher :) Taping the batteries in is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  3. My son loves pushing buttons too! :) Thanks for sharing your comments.

  4. Hahaha We've had to do this countless times! Curious little ones. :)