You might be raising a tech-craving baby who has begun to crawl or is a toddler and who cannot resist getting his/her hands off your notebook. Hence, you must be looking for ways to protect your computer including your digital library and documents from getting erased or damaged. At times, you may have to monitor your baby as he/she plays or crawls around the living room, while you are finishing an important task on your computer. Chances are that your little one just might pounce upon your computer and thereby damage it. Therefore, baby-proofing your computer is imperative in order to protect it. Also, you can use software applications that will allow your baby to use your Mac or Windows-based PC without endangering its health. Here are some of the most effective and easiest ways to baby-proof your computer â€“
Club your cords & cables
One of the major risk-prone aspects associated with a computer and its cords is your babyâ€™s easy access to them. There can be large number of cords lying exposed on the floor if you are using printer, scanner, fax machine, sound speakers along with your computer. To tackle such a situation, you can club multiple cords with cord clips to prevent your children from pulling and playing with them. You can consider a cord zipper or a cord control system as well that has hollow tube to unite all cords and baby-proofyour computer. Cord zipper also keeps your cords organized and dust-free. You may also resort to cord shorteners or cord managers that lessen the length of cords and cables and make them less hazardous. This also prevents cords from being left out in the open that can attract your baby to pull.
AlphaBaby is a free program that supports Mac systems. AlphaBaby program lets your child use your notebook safely while they have fun on the computer. The program displays a shape or a letter every time he or she presses a key or clicks on the mouse. As your child draws something, the program plays sounds. You can customize with your own sound and picture too. The programs enable your child to enjoy and encourage learning without damaging your computer within a safe computing environment. The program is now available as app version for iPhone and iPod touch. Another program called Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby: My Animal Friends supports both Windows based PCs and Mac. It shows fish blow bubbles, amuses children with penguins gliding through ice slides and groundhogs popping out of the holes on keystrokes and mouse-clicks. Your child can learn nursery rhymes, shapes, alphabets and numbers, and even music, etc.