There’s a saying attributed to the Shakers that goes, “Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful. But if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.” As parents, we know there’s nothing more necessary than keeping our children safe. And with Bink’s simple, elegant safety essentials for the home, we can do it in style.

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What It Is

The founders of Bink, new parents Ben and Leslie, were inspired by their baby daughter to redesign common safety products so they integrate better into a modern home. But they didn’t sacrifice quality for good design. They used materials that don’t break off into small pieces baby can choke on, and that are of food-grade quality since kids like to explore with their mouths.

While the names of the products are whimsical  Dots for outlet covers, and Up & Away for a magnetic device that holds blind cords out of reach  the products themselves are deadly serious.

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Safety Products

There are currently four thoughtfully designed safety products available from Bink:

Bumpy Connect 4 rubber corner bumpers and 3.5 meters of edge protectors for tables, bed frames, and more. The edge protectors can be customized to fit your furniture. Available in white and black.

Bumpy Mini 4 corner bumpers made of silicone rubber. They’re small enough to be unobtrusive but large enough that they don’t pose a choking hazard. These adhesive bumpers come in both black and white.

Dots These outlet safety plugs come in 24-packs of all-white or pastel (gray, mint, pink and white) plugs. They fit snugly into outlets so little hands can’t pry them out and have a subtle but striking design.

Up & Away This clever take on how to keep blind cords away from baby’s grasp uses an unobtrusive magnet to attach to the wall, out of baby’s reach. The disk stays attached to your blind cords and pops on and off the wall-mounted magnet. Available in white.

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What are the safety must-haves in your home? Let us know below.

— Eva Ingvarson Cerise

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