The best way to childproof your electrical outlets in your home is through buying NEC-recommended outlets and considering having a licensed electrician in Albany do the installation for you. However, if you don't have a professional electrician installed them for you, there are still many ways you can successfully childproof your outlets.
As we all know, children are curious beings who learn through observation. They have seen you plug and unplug something from somewhere, but definitely, they are not aware of the dangers lying behind those outlets and sockets. Unfortunately, they will try to do what you were doing or go the extra mile and try to insert objects into the outlet holes. Even worse, even try to stick metallic objects in.
We all know the dangers of what this exposes your child to: electrocution and very high risk of injury. Fortunately, the electronic manufacturers have recently realized the risk they expose the kids to by leaving outlet holes uncovered, and they have made covered outlets now. Outlets that are indeed childproof.
However, if what you are using are still the old-fashioned devices which have no child safety precautions, then you should consider assuming the full responsibility for protecting your child and get them replaced as soon as possible. Be safe and seek the assistance of a licensed electrical contractors.
These are more child proof actions to secure your electric system at home:
To make something child proof means that you have made it difficult for children to access the particular activity in question. Even using a chair or a table to block a kid from accessing the switch or receptacle is a positive childproof action and ought to be used. The only disadvantage is that this method leaves the room disorganized. If not sure on how to do anything consult the electrical contractors in Albany and they will advise you accordingly on child proof measures to apply.