Insert plastic safety plugs in all electrical outlets that a child can access.
Remove the plugs when the outlet is in use. Place the plugs out of children's reach.
Replace the plugs when the outlet is not in use. The plugs block access to holes in the outlet that could cause electrocution.
Outlet Cover Plates
Shut off the power to the outlet you wish to cover at the fuse box. Never work on a live electrical outlet.
Unscrew the screw or screws holding the existing cover plate in place. This is usually either one screw in the center of the plate or two screws at the top and bottom. Remove the cover plate.
Place the replacement plate over the receptacle so the screw hole or holes line up. Screw the retaining screw or screws into place until they are hand tight. Don't over-tighten, or you may crack the plate.