Cary's fascinated with shaving, uh oh...

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
February 2, 2009 4:55pm CST
Cary's been watching this thing on youtube with a kid named Fred. Fred says all kinds of funny things in an "I just sucked helium" kind of voice. The kids, especially Cary, thing it's the greatest thing since Charlie the Unicorn. Well there's this episode with Fred pretending to shave and now Cary's fascinated with it. Thing it, I've caught him with my shaver. I thought I had managed to convince him that it's not safe, but this morning his Dad came downstairs all mad because somebody had been messing with his shaving stuff. Geesh, scary. Maybe I need to get the kid a toy shaving kit? And put the shaving stuff way up high?
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• United States
3 Feb 09
Thats what I would suggest along with taking your shaving items & lock them up in a cabinet or a tackel box or tool box. And then I would also monitor or ban him from watching you-tube if possible. As my DD has gotten into Wonder Woman & let me tell you they don't give an age rating and my DD has accidentally wondered onto "Wonder Woman" that wasn't um the Linda Carter Wonder Woman.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 09
I hate to ban them from youTube but if I catch them getting into anything 'funny' I may re-think that one!
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• Australia
2 Feb 09
what you could do is take the blades out of a razor and let him "use" that one, sounds like you wont have much luck in stopping him, but if you take the blades out of a razor so he has his own he can play with that might be ok. also if you get him some cheap shaving cream or something so he doesnt mess around with his dads
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Feb 09
Yeah maybe I'll do that, thanks.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
9 Feb 09
Hey dawny Sorry about the late response but I have only just around to responding to your discussion!! Why don't you give him an ordinary razor without the blade in it as I don't think you are going to find a toy one anywhere!!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Feb 09
maybe!
@Humbug25 (12551)
10 Feb 09
Wow that has really surprised me! It still might be cheaper to buy a razor and not put the blade in as the price of toys these days is ridiculous! Just an idea!!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Feb 09
A couple of the kits are around $10, so not too bad. One of them was really outrageous though!
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@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
Err, yikes yeah I think you get have a shave toy. You have to explain to him that he can get hurt with it and you're right you need to take all of those shavers away from his reach. Parents cannot risk their kids getting hurt. Just be careful than sorry!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Feb 09
I think he understands...
@hildas (3031)
5 Feb 09
My daughter shaved her legs when she was about five and took a whole chunk out of her skin. She has now got a scar. It was my fault though for leaving my razor down low. Thank goodness they are teens now. I am sure there is plastic ones available or take out the blades. Stick him in the bath with a bottle of cream and his plastic razor and let him play away. Maybe you should put the adults ones away up higher like I had to do. You can not watch them though. They get crafty.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 09
Yeah he's a smart little boy. The shavers are up higher but I have no doubt he could get them if he set his mind to it!
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Feb 09
Kids like experimenting with things that do capture their imagination and interest. My son was into bulbs and electrical equipment when he was young. I tried to put safety measures in electrical sockets to prevent him from playing with electricity when he was around three years old. Ithink explaining to them about the dangers does not work at this age (at least at 3 yrs of age). One has to remove any type of danger that they might be around our kids.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 09
He's 8 but he has autism and no fear. Still I think he got the message. But I think his dad should put the razor up high even so.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
3 Feb 09
Yeah, I think I would put anything dangerous out of his reach...if he can reach shaving stuff, what else can he reach. Dangerous as it is...I guess if he was a girl, he would be messing with your makeup like my elder daughter did...LOL. I have photos to prove it.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 09
haha you laugh, HE did mess with my makeup, took the blush (cream version) and fingerpainted in the sink with it! He can get up to pretty much anything if he knows where it is!
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
3 Feb 09
What first caught my attention about this discussion was Fred and Charlie the Unicorn. It's amazing to me how kids from other sides of the country can all be watching the same things on youtube! I mean there are millions of videos on there. My kids love those too. Sounds like your hubby may have to hide his shaving stuff! Maybe a can of whipped cream might be more fun for your son too!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 09
Yeah the shaving stuff is going to have to go UP. Actually he can have his own shaving cream for the tub far as I'm concerned...
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