Any suggestions for child proofing open shelving used for DVD storage

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  • Kim Kim on Nov 30, 2017
    You can put it up higher so that it’s out of reach.
    You can put latching doors on it
    But
    The most effective Child Proofing I have found is to explain to the child why the things you don’t want them to touch are not good to play with and that they are out of bounds. We use “Red Hot Lava” as a code phrase so that when we are in unfamiliar territory we can quickly explain without yelling and embarrassing a child.
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  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 30, 2017
    Until the child is older... store DVDs in a photo file type box with a lid and a label according to genre (out of sight.. out of mind) and store the out of bounds ones up higher... and the ones they can have access to in baskets or bins on lower shelves.... move things they can climb on to another area of the room.
    Also... a fly swatter makes an excellent deterrent (nice whistle and sting... low impact... works on cats and dogs too)
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Nov 30, 2017
    Wow there are some amazing people out there with fixes! I included the link for all of the list, but, you will find specific for shelves also.