Having a baby changes everything, including home décor. When your little one turns into a baby on the go, it is time to start baby proofing. Due to increasing sizes and new ultra thin designs, today’s flat panel TVs can tip when bumped or pulled, causing them to topple off furniture, potentially causing injury or even death. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics study, more than 17,000 children – one every 30 minutes – are treated in emergency rooms across the country for TV related injuries every year. By following tips from celebrity interior designer Genevieve Gorder, and SANUS®, the #1 best selling TV mount brand in the United States, baby proofing can be a breeze.
Genevieve Gorder’s Baby Proofing Tips:
· TV Safety is Mounting
o Little ones love to crawl, climb and explore; mount your TV to capitalize on square footage as this will instantly add a more open look to any room and ensure safety by putting this appealing device out of little arms’ length
o Ideal for any interior design layout, SANUS® offers a complete line of TV wall mounts including full motion, tilting and fixed position
· Reduce Clutter
o While surrounding furnishings are sure to add elegance to the space, clutter is never a good look; amend complexities so the viewer is not distracted when watching TV and your baby is not met with obstacles, etc.
o Avoid placing remote controls or other items in places where little ones might be enticed to climb up or reach for them
· Bye, Bye Furniture
o By placing your Roku, BluRay and cable box on a shelf on the wall or behind a mounted TV you eliminate the need for furniture altogether – which means more useful square footage, and the elimination of your makeshift, indoor jungle gym
· “Dress Up” Your AV Accessories
o Find essential accessories for your AV system and its surrounding décor, such as the SANUS® cable tunnels to hide TV and power cords, at www.SANUS.com; this way choking hazards stay concealed and everything is perfectly accessorized and styled safely.
I have personal experience on why your TV should be wall mounted! At least we have not had any injuries with our children, but we have had a TV not survive. When our middle one was younger, she decided to clean the TV with a cloth with way too much water in it. The TV never stood a chance. This was a number of years ago now though.
These days the TV’s are thinner and lighter. A little one touching the TV screen can easily knock a TV over these days and let’s face it, no matter how much you tell them to not touch the TV, the amazing pictures and colors are just irresistible. The solution in many homes is to get the TV up and out of the reach of children.
In the past, TV Wall mounts were pretty straight forward. It was basically a bracket that was just on the wall and held the TV put. Not great if you wanted it to angle or tilt. Nowadays, the TV wall mounts have the ability to tilt, angle and some even lock into place. Check out all the options and the full line of Sanus TV mounts.
At SANUS, we are known for our wall mounts because they set the standard for mount technology. Using innovative design and outstanding safety features, our wall mounts allow you to extend, tilt, and swivel to find the perfect position for your TV.
Once you have decided to get your TV out of reach, you then have to decide what model of mount you need. You will need to consider a number of things such as:
*What size of TV is the mount for?
*Is your TV compatible with the mount?
*What type of a wall are you mounting the TV on?
*What features do you need; tilt, angle, locking into place?
If you need your TV to do it all, then I recommend that you check out the SANUS Premium Series Full-Motion Mount For 13″ – 39″ flat-panel TVs up 50 lbs.
SANUS Premium Series VSF415 full-motion mount lets you enjoy a great picture no matter where you watch. Tilt, swivel, extend and level your TV without the need for tools. Unsightly cables stay concealed, and tool-free assembly ensures a quick and easy installation.
A consideration for when you have your TV wall mounted is where to put all the components that are needed. SANUS has a sleek shelf for mounting a component.
The SANUS Vertical Series VMA401 is a single-column AV component shelf that mounts directly under wall-mounted TVs for a sleek, streamlined look. Its center column is vertically adjustable for perfect alignment under a wall-mounted TV, even after hanging. The center column features an integrated channel for easy power cable and signal wire routing. Thick tempered-glass shelf support up to 15 lbs and can be vertically adjusted to accommodate any AV component arrangement. Combine more than one VMA401 for a multiple shelving unit.
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review.