COVERPLUG: the better (and safer) electrical outlet cover #COVERPLUG #review

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I hate to admit it, but we have a few of these in our house.

We bought a new house last spring and there are a few projects that we still need to tackle. One of which is upgrading and repairing some electrical outlets. There are some that are positioned down low on the wall (perfect eye level for anyone toddling or crawling) that beg to played with.  I’ve tried to make these completely exposed outlets a little bit safer with the plastic little inserts that you stick inside each plug opening.  Now the kids can’t easily stick things in the holes, but the outlet still sits there dangerously enticing curiosity.

I’m hesitant to completely remove these outlets as you never know when you’ll need access to electricity in a certain spot, but I don’t want the kids to get hurt either. Electrical outlets can be incredibly dangerous. I have an aunt who is lucky to be alive. I wasn’t around for the actual incident, but the story is that my aunt (then just 3 years old) innocently stuck a pair of tweezers into a live outlet. It shot her across the room, burned her eyelashes off, and turned her fingernails black. It probably also gave my poor grandmother a heart attack. I can’t imagine.

Back then there wasn’t a lot of baby safety awareness. Thankfully,things have changed and products like COVERPLUG are available!


COVERPLUG outlet covers are designed to provide a barrier between little fingers and deadly electricity. These simple plastic covers can be installed within seconds. The backside of the cover has two prongs that align with the outlet’s ground openings for a flush, snug fit. Simply line up the prongs and press the cover to the wall. Suddenly, the outlet is completely covered and is immediately less noticeable to little eyes. These outlet covers are paintable too which make them blend right in with your wall color. And, when you are ready to use the covered outlet, an adult can easily pry the cover off without any tools.


COVERPLUG outlet covers offer such an easy and affordable solution to exposed outlets.  Available in a 2 pack, these are reasonably priced at just $8.50  and you can order them directly online HERE or find them at retailers like Sears and Bed Bath & Beyond. You’ll enjoy a much safer home when your outlets are hidden from view with COVERPLUG!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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7 Responses

  1. Danielle says:

    This looks like a very good idea to cover up the those outlets that you want to keep the kids out of I am happy my son never touched any outlets because I never covered any of mine.

  2. Mel Cole says:

    Those kind of cover is what would like to have in our kids room.

  3. I do not have that in my home, I have the covers with the outlets facing out but what a great alternative to have a full plate, definitely good for keeping little hands out!

  4. WOW! I totally could have used those few years back. We never had any accidents with my son but there were few close calls.

  5. Erin says:

    Thank you for this post! We have a few of those and could DEFINITELY use something like this.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing this product. I didn’t know there was such a thing. I’m going to share this with my daughter because she needs one!!

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