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Baby-proof Remote Control

*coffee dunking still not advised.
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My fifteen month old daughter spends hours each day scheming up ways to steal the TV remote control from me. She has no interest in the television, and no desire to change the channel. It's simply that when she sees me using the remote, she wants to do the same. Basically, she wants to be me. And who can blame her for that?

I'm usually left with two options: either watch the random shopping channel my daughter has inadvertently tuned to, or sit on the remote in the hope that she forgets about it, and then whip it out surreptitiously to change the channel as soon as she's looking elsewhere.

Neither option is great. The better option would be to have a four digit pin number built into the remote. Press the numbers in sequence, and the remote control becomes disabled, and may be handed to my daughter so that she can happily chew it, fiddle with the buttons, or dunk it in coffee as she sees fit. Press the same numbers in sequence again, and the remote control unlocks and allows me to change channels.

Oh, and if you're thinking that I should be giving my beautiful daughter one hundred percent of my attention at all times rather than watching the snooker... you probably don't have kids.

Fishrat, May 04 2015

eBay: Remote Controls http://www.ebay.com...iginal&_sacat=61312
Featuring the keyword "Original" [zen_tom, May 04 2015]

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       eBay has literally hundreds of cheap, second-hand remote controls, simply search for the nicest, funkiest-looking one that is best-placed to attract the attention of your digitally-fascinated offspring, ensure the batteries are removed - and viola! A simple dummy-control solution to your problem.
zen_tom, May 04 2015
  

       // don't have kids. //   

       There's your problem, right there.
8th of 7, May 04 2015
  

       I thought that was the solution?   

       My 15 month old likes to walk around with them holding them up to her ear and jabbering like they're all phones.
RayfordSteele, May 04 2015
  

       Hey Fishy, I think this is a grand idea. I think it would be funny to see the look on my husbands face when he picked up the remote and nothing happened. (I mean after he has tested the battery, etc. etc etc.). And then I would walk in and with the flick of my wrist make it work like magic. I like playing tricks like that on him. Mean streak in me, that's all.
blissmiss, May 04 2015
  

       My buddy used an old calculator. Numbers on the screen and everything for the kid to see things happening when buttons are pushed.
AusCan531, May 04 2015
  

       zen_tom you probably don't have kids. They would know the trick in a jiffy, and chew off the power button (on the real one :) just to teach you a lesson...
d, May 10 2015
  
      
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