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    Re: Protecting TV from baby, suggestions?

    I mounted the TV on the wall, out of reach. It wasn't ideal, it wreaked the surround sound layout, but I didn't have to clean dried yoghurt off the screen every time I wanted to watch something.

    OFC now the kids are older, I can't get near the thing anyway.

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    Re: Protecting TV from baby, suggestions?

    Wall mount is the safest solution. I wall mounted my old LCD and moved the cooler equipment into a glass fronted bookcase (a billy from Ikea - no handle so hard to open) and put the hot youview box on top! Not elegant but pretty safe. Stands just don't work well with kids i'm afraid.
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    Re: Protecting TV from baby, suggestions?

    When my boy was young, we IGNORED him doing ANYTHING that we disliked but that was safe.. and distacted him to something better/more fun..far away from the thing that needed avoiding..... Ignoring the thing that is being done wrong..utterly ignoring it.. and immediately doing something utterly different and over the other side of the room, worked.

    Toy car being rolled up wall, potentially marking the wall...ignored, started playing with a toy myself on the floor until I was spotted, and it was worth the risk of the wall maybe being marked just once for it never being done again.

    Firewood from basket picked up and dropped... put sofa cushion on the floor and put a favourite toy on it.. and push toy over... utterely different thing.. and WHEN not being watched put fire wood back in the basket...so zero attention is placed on fire basket

    the list went on, and on, but ONLY when told nicely NOT to do something, did he then repeat it.. for attention I assume.

    Friends kids were /are beiong told no .. no.. no.. over and over and it simply makes it all worse, it seems.

    There is one greater benefit to the system.. when you DO shout "NO" at maximum volume, which was so very very rare, the boy crumbled into a sobbing heap and never.. ever... ever went near the electric plugs again.

    In short it's like training a dog. Dont pull the chewed slipper out from it's mouth.. distract it to a game with a ball and then subtly take the slipper away.

    With this TV situation, over a long weekend, quite simply distract the kid from the TV antics with anything else and UTTERLY IGNORE what's occured to the TV. Don't buff the screen, or make any fuss at all... don't take the kid away from the TV.. simply do something a LOT more interesting elsewhere immediately.

    My boy is now 8. I can trust him with guns, chainsaws, knives etc. I don't let him use them, unnattended .. but I can leave him with them, to stand over/by them.. and he knows to do as he's told. No fuss. No stress.

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    Re: Protecting TV from baby, suggestions?

    as an additon, I had an open fire when he was young...(dangerous) and moved to a log stove when he was about 4 (more dangerous.. a LOT hotter and stuck out in the room, waiting to be touched, fallen against)

    I had a fire guard to stop toys flying into the fire.. and sparks flying out. It was not to deter him from sticking his body in.. though had he tripped it would have caught him.

    When the stove was fitted, he was of talking age, but still he needed a lesson. So I immitated burning my hand on it, and I sobbed piteously... and he caught on immediately.

    He was always very somber about it when his mates visited, though it was rarely on when people visited who we didn't know had experience of a fire/stove.


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    But... my TV got slaughtered by a host of visiting kids. A very very stern quiet talking too and a clearly bullish stance sorts most kids visiting my home. But when it didn't.....
    or in the Opening Posters case, not his kids, to train..... the foldable FIREGUARD is a good idea. Ebay.. cheap.. and once you'd done with it, it's AWESOME for making camps in the garden in summer, with a blanket

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    Re: Protecting TV from baby, suggestions?

    I wall mounted mine, albeit too late to stop the damage.

    My little one had splatted fruity hand prints on the TV, and in culmination of using Dettol (my bad) I wiped away the anti-reflective coating.

    Get your TV on the wall!

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    Broken egg shells on the floor surrounding TV

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