As the father of a nine-month-old, I’m dealing with baby-proofing in a big way. You wouldn’t believe some of the elaborate measures I have to take to keep his little fingers out of the sockets.
So, why do electrical outlets always have to be down near the floor? The only thing I can think of is aesthetics. I would much rather have them higher up, though, like near where the light switches are. Okay, well not right next to them where you might be prone to accidentally jab your own fingers in, but at least higher up, out of reach of your standard toddler.