Creating a Child-Safe Home Office

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I don't normally talk about my personal life when composing articles on the web, but my latest eBook hits very close to home... and that's because, on June 6, 2004 (this Sunday), I'm getting married!

In addition to spending the rest of my life with the future Mrs. Robin Ludington, I'm also taking on the responsibility of being a father to Robin's 2 year old son, Wyatt.

The fundamentals of Toddler Temptation

Adjusting to the curiosity of a two-year-old required some drastic rethinking of how my home office is set up. At the time I met Robin, I hadn't really planned on small children spending any time at my apartment. After meeting Wyatt for the first few times, however, his interaction helped me to discover just how much my office environment did not adhere to child safety issues.

Imploring a Plan of Action

Initially, I concentrated on 'the obvious' by eliminating anything that had the potential to put Wyatt in physical danger. And after he mangled some fairly important contract papers I left within toddler reach, I soon realized that I also needed to completely overhaul my workspace.

With so many things to consider -- and based on my own experience in the past year of learning how to make a work-at-home environment co-exist with a small child -- I decided to put together a step-by-step eBook which explains the fundamentals of creating a Child Safe Home Office.

In short, the guide examines the following topics in detail:

  • Childproofing Basics
  • Maintaining the Office Power Grid
  • Choosing a Child Safe Desk
  • Ergonomics, Chairs, and Children
  • Protecting Your Computer Desktop
  • Adult Supervision at the PC
  • Backup, Backup, Backup
  • Children and Computer Parts Don't Mix
  • Flat screen monitors
  • Reducing Wires Eliminates Temptation
  • Wireless Input Devices
  • Wireless Printing
  • Wireless Networking
  • Consumer Electronics Safety
  • Keeping Watch From the Office
  • Web cams as Baby Monitors
  • Standalone Monitors
  • Childproof Your Trash
  • Paper Shredding Safety
  • Hidden Costs of the Home Office
  • Creating a 'YES' Environment

Very special offer for Infopackets Readers

In celebration of my upcoming wedding, I'm offering all Infopackets Readers a whopping 50% off until June 12. To take advantage of this very special offer, simply click the link below (there are no coupon codes to enter and the discount is automatic).

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