DIY Child Proof Light Switch Cover

DIY Child Proof Light Switch Cover
Our son is two now which means that potty training is in full swing.  That means night time trips to the potty and getting out of bed more often.  I have been having the fun experience of watching him try to go back to bed through the monitor and the other night I saw the light come on.   I thought “NOOOOOOO” and ran in there.  That began a “light battle” that lasted for several nights.
I tried taping it but I underestimated his abilities to rip it off in two seconds.  I was about to go shop for something to cover it when I saw this crystal light container in my craft closet.  I cut a strip about the length of the light switch, covered it with washi tape to cover the edges and make it fun, and then my husband screwed it into the holes that are already on the light switch.  At least now he can’t turn the light on at night. Cole=0 Mommy=1 🙂
Here are the pictures showing the steps to make your own DIY child proof light switch:
DIY Child Proof Light Switch Cover
DIY Child Proof Light Switch Cover
DIY Child Proof Light Switch Cover
DIY Child Proof Light Switch Cover
DIY Child Proof Light Switch Cover
What crazy inventions have you made for your kid’s rooms?
By | 2015-06-02T14:10:45+00:00 August 25th, 2014|17 Comments

17 Comments

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  5. heather September 11, 2015 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    What about a three light panel

  6. Sara July 24, 2015 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Is the container that you used plastic or cardboard?

    • Deonna July 25, 2015 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      Hey Sara! It was one of the Crystal Light plastic storage containers 🙂

    • Paris April 2, 2016 at 7:14 pm - Reply

      I could have used this at my last apartment. Sadly my neighbor was a nosey nut and constantly turned my outdoor porch light off because I was “wasting electricity”. First, it was a dawn to dusk style light just like hers!. Second, I paid my OWN electric bill. Third, she didn’t work and I did so when I got home I wanted my walkway & door lit up for safety! This is a pretty solution for toddlers & crazy neighbors! Haha. Thanks for sharing!

      • Deonna April 2, 2016 at 8:15 pm - Reply

        Hey Paris! Haha yeah that is NOT normal! 🙂 I definitely get you wanting to have your lights on when you got home. I do that too but luckily my light is inside my garage.

  7. Emma July 14, 2015 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Brilliant idea! Something about the light switch is just fascinating but I could do without the flickering lights, lol! Will have to give this one a try!

    • Deonna July 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      Hey Emma! Let me know if it works for you. It worked for me for a while and then my son figured it out. Then we started stuffing stuff in there but then we couldn’t turn the light on and off either 🙂

  8. Jennifer July 6, 2015 at 4:20 am - Reply

    This is a very nifty idea. We are trying to keep our boys , Moses 9 and Solomon 7, from turning lamps on here and there and then turning switches off all over. It’s driving me crazy because we haven’t lived here long enough forme to learn which lights/lamps etc are on which circuit and which light switch. To further complicate this, when my husband’s 89 year old Granny comes to visit, I have to get out the big roll of our masking tape. Maybe this will be a change up. Just one with a million questions to last a whole weeks visit 😉

    • Deonna July 6, 2015 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Let me know if it works…if your kids are like mine they will eventually figure it out but it helps for a while 🙂

  9. Shannon April 24, 2015 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you thank you thank you! This little trick was a lifesaver for us last night. My husband and I are forever in your debt 🙂

    • Deonna April 26, 2015 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      haha good I’m glad it worked. Ours worked for a while and then we started just turning the light off on the fan and using lamps. Now he doesn’t even get out of bed so there is a light at the end of the tunnel for you 🙂

  10. Barb April 1, 2015 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Thank you, thank you sooooo much!!! I have been looking for something out there in the market to cover my light switch and can’t find it. I have a fire place with a switch down low, and my grandson keeps turning it on. One day I didn’t catch him and I thought the house was on fire. He is also almost two. This is a life saver!!

    • Deonna April 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      oh yikes! that’s a little more serious 🙂 Yeah make sure you put it on tight enough or they will be able to get those little fingers in there! Good luck

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