Hide Baby Monitor Cords in Wall; Keep Cables Out of Infant’s Reach

Hiding Baby Monitor Cables in Wall

In 2015, I learned of the Maryland Race for the Family 5K walk/run, held at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, and hosted by Shady Grove Fertility. I was 16w pregnant with our first born at the time of the Race, so we thought we would go and walk it in support of the “1 in 8” couples who suffer from an infertility diagnosis. Since 2015, we’ve been back in 2016, 2017, 2018, and are planning to attend the 2019 event. It’ll be our fifth year. The Race is a fundraiser for fertility grants that the Cade Foundation (Owings Mills, MD) awards locally and nationally each year.

It was through this event, that I learned of both the Savannah Grant and also Savannah’s Playground (an area devoted to children at the Race). Curious the backstory about Savannah, I started doing some online research. And, that’s when I discovered the unimaginable tragedy that had befallen Savannah’s family a few years prior. After undergoing successful fertility treatment, carrying Savannah to term, and raising her to age 10 months of age, an awful accident happened. She managed to pull her baby monitor, and subsequently got tangled up in its cord, into her safe place, her crib. By the time her nanny returned from folding laundry and discovered her, it was simply…too late.

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Less than 1% of infants will pass away in the United States – which is 1% too many for the families coping with the loss. –Shady Grove Fertility

Our Resolution

Heartbroken for this family, even years after this March 2010 incident, we decided we would turn this tragic story into a positive in our household. We decided to run our baby monitor cords through the wall, away from the crib, much like you would do a wall-mounted TV. For us, this was not a time to spread hate, finger-point, or blame. This was to educate us because the parents of little Savannah decided to spread awareness so it wouldn’t happen to other little ones, like ours. Their story touched us, enhanced our education. And, I hope this post does the same for you too even 9+ years later.

Cable Management Products to Consider

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Our Install

Below you’ll find photos of our specific install.

If/when you decide to do this in your own home, consider a location that not only will suit the angle of your baby monitor(s), but could also serve as a future wall-mounted TV location too.

Follow all directions provided with your specific kit.


I hope that by creating this simple post, that I’m able to help spread further awareness of the dangers of installing a baby monitor with loose cords too close to your little one’s crib. Let me know in the comments below.

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I never did a baby nursery theme or made much fuss about the room. Instead, I selected a paint color for our previous-home office walls that could double for a baby’s room if we were able to have children. I knew we weren’t/aren’t permanent in our current home. That’s why you never see cutesy pictures of our nursery. It’s not. It’s Plain Jane. ??‍♀️ But there is one part of our baby’s room I do want to show you, nearly four years after our first pregnancy. ? And that’s how we implemented an additional safety measure to keep baby monitor cables/cords away from the crib. I have the full backstory on the blog at short URL: amysav.es/hiddencables or click the link in my profile to reach my shortcuts page. Please do me a favor and help save the life of a child, in your own home or someone else’s, by tagging and sharing this with your expectant mama friends, family, neighbors, coworkers. ?? Thank you! . . . #babysafety #babyhazards #babydanger #infantsafety #babymonitor #babynursery #babynurserydecor #babynurseryroom #babynurseryideas #babynurseryinspo #babyroom #babysroom #babysroomdecor #keepkidssafe #babyregistry #smarthome #smarthometechnology #sgfstrong #cadefoundation #mdraceforthefamily #raceforthefamily #marylandraceforthefamily #shadygrovefertility #marylandmoms #marylandblogger

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