I'm not sure if this belong here or in home improvement SE, but neither sites have a baby proofing tag.
How does one go about baby proofing the gap between the back of the fridge and the wall? There are wires and machinery and whatnot, and my 10 month old son likes to explore with his finger back there. It's recommended to have a 2 inch gap for air circulation, so I'm guessing I can't just close the gap.
Here's a diagram of how the setup looks:
wall wall ---------------------[ kitchen entrance ]----------- | ________________ <---- danger zone | | | | | | | | fridge | | | | | |________________|
Since the way to kitchen is right by the fridge, I can't place chairs or any furniture there to keep him out, since it'd block the entrance to the kitchen. So far we've just been saying no every time and picking him up and placing him elsewhere if he doesn't listen.
I'm also open to suggestions about teaching my son not to do this, if I can't baby proof it.