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Not sure where this post would go but....I work at home and generally, I only work while she is napping, at night, etc. But sometimes I do need to hop onto the computer to answer emails throughout the day if they need a reply ASAP. And sometimes I do need to get some work done if it is timely.<br><br>
I have a corner desk and my DD keeps crawling under the desk and pulling on the wires, etc. I have all the other safety equipment under there but it doesn't keep her from pulling on them, etc. I'd like to try and find something to keep her out from under there completely. It's really becoming a hassle. Any ideas?<br><br>
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Wire keepers, the encase the wires and run along the floor so they are out of sight.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: They use them outside too, for concerts, to protect the equipment wires so people don't trip over them.
 

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Well, I use those though and it doesn't help. She pulls and tugs down on the wire covers covering the wires that are connected to my monitor and my speakers sitting on my desk. She almost pulled one of the speakers down on top of her before I pulled her out from under there.<br><br>
I'm thinking about some board or gate or something but I need something I can remove fairly easily in case I need to get under there.
 

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We have 3 computer desks in your living room, one is daddy's and one is mommy's and one holds the printer and other stuff, and I found that blocking the wires, etc works best you know out of sight out of mind. I have a file box on one side of the desk I sit at (blocking the sight of the surgeprotector) and a laptop bag sits in front of the outlet. We duct tape (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> no all that pretty but it works for keeping fingers from getting hurt) on the drawers of the desk to prevent finger pinching. One of the other desk has plastic tups underneath it (we don't sit at it so that works great) and the third also has a file box infront of the cords. So between telling DS no thank you, and removing him to his toy area and showing him is toys and all of the out of site out of mind we almost never (knocking on wood) have any problems. Hope this helps, good luck.
 

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We stuff throw pillows in front of wires and such. It won't stop him if he is determinded but it will hide the wires so he isn't noticing them; distract him into playing with the pillows; and slow him down so I have a few extra momments before he gets to them.
 

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I custom-cut and hinged plywood pieces together to totally encase the wires under my desk. Otherwise, I didn't use any special devices, just plywood, hinges, and some creativity and it worked very well. I still have them under my desk even though it's no longer an issue.
 
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