Kid-proofing your home

How to secure furniture using wall anchors

Q: My daughter is 21 months old. We need to install fasteners in plaster walls to secure the furniture. Is there an easy way to accomplish this? The house was built in 1910, so we assume it has wood lath under the plaster. Can we find studs in this type of wall?

A: Ah yes, the terrible twos. Kevin remembers them well. Daughter Katie spent most of her time exploring, trying stuff out and pulling it down. There was an occasional mess on the floor when Katie zigged when an older child would have zagged. No major mishaps though.