How to baby proof a TV and TV stand

Updated February 21, 2017

Baby proofing is necessary when you have young children in the house. Most parents may be stumped when it comes to baby proofing the television and television stand. Most television stands contain a variety of electronics, such as a cable box, DVD player, audio receiver or video game console, and that means a lot of loose wires. Protecting your baby should be your priority, so begin by properly baby proofing your family room.

Mount a flat-panel television to the wall. This will keep it out of the baby's reach.

Push a tube television as far back on the television stand as possible, and make sure it is in the centre of the stand. Depending on the size of the television, the baby should not be able to reach the television. Pushing the television back will also weigh down the television stand, preventing it from tipping over.

Cover the edges of both the television and the television stand with childproof rubber pads. Many hardware stores and baby boutiques sell them.

Cover an open television stand with plastic glass. Cut it to fit the opening, and secure it with fabric fasteners. Since the plastic glass is clear, you can still control your DVD player, cable box, video game console and audio receiver with your remote. The fabric fasteners will allow the plastic glass to be removed easily, without damaging the furniture, when the child is older.

Purchase a wire guard to cover the wires that may hang below the television stand or run along the wall to the electrical socket. The wire guard wraps around the wires and snaps closed, preventing your baby from being able to play with the wires. You can glue the wire guard along the baseboard as well.

Things You'll Need

  • Child-proof rubber pads
  • Plastic glass
  • Fabric fasteners
  • Wire guard
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Based in Columbus, Ga., Ashley Hay has been covering animal health and wellness since 2004, and arts and entertainment since 2008. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in psychology from the University of Central Florida.