Based in the Bay Area, WLK is Mikee and Jo — working parents of two loving and kind kids. They love sharing stories and tips at the intersection of work, life and kids.

Baby-proofing essentials

Baby-proofing essentials

We did a TON of research when we were in the baby proofing phase and this is where we netted out. Our kids are 4 and 6 now and everything has worked fantastically during this period. We highly recommend all of these products below.

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1. The Door Monkey

If you don’t mind keeping the door slightly ajar, this is the easiest and best way to keep little ones out of a room. Even my 5yo can’t get in.

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Outlet covers

Keep prying little hands out of the outlets with these covers.

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Magnetic cabinet locks

We use these to keep the kids out of most of our kitchen cabinets. We really didn’t want something visible externally since we just did a kitchen remodel. These work great. Install will take about 5 minutes each.

Narrow 50” gates

Regalo are the kind of baby gates and these go up to 50” wide.

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Gates up to 192” wide

If you need to wrap around an extra wide entertainment station or a fireplace, this would be the gate to get. We used it for an extra wide entryway to keep the kids out of the kitchen area.

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