Were you concerned about your baby’s safety until they start to crawl and can explore? Wonder how to keep them away from the cabinets and from potentially dangerous substances?
I have spent a lot of time trying to predict what her next step will be during the early months of my first baby. I’ve always tried to plan ahead to avoid any potential risks.
One of the best things that I did before my baby could crawl was investing my house in cabinet locks. It helped me relax and spend more time with her because I wasn’t afraid that she’d get into something she shouldn’t have.
Jambini Magnetic Cabinet Locks
Forget about screwdrivers and measurements— installing these magnetic locks needs no tools. With the included adhesive pads, it actually takes less than three minutes to put each one inside drawers and cabinets. When set up, with the flip of a button, the magnets on the Jambini locks can be switched off–for when tots aren’t around.
Safety 1st Adhesive Magnetic Child Safety Lock System
Would you like to keep your cabinets look clean and stylish, even with a baby lock? This Safety 1st kit makes any lock completely outwardly invisible. It operates by a combination of magnets and a solid adhesive.
Use the yellow plastic prototype to align each lock in perfectly with the cabinet inside. Peel off the backrest and fix it directly to the surface without any tools or installation instructions. Simply press the magnetic key to the outside of the door to work and unlock.
We always appreciate you being able to disengage the lock when you do not need it. It’s great for having visitors over, or working regularly in an environment without your kids. You can turn the lock back on by simply pressing a button.
Through package has eight keys, and two key fobs. Although most moms do not need any to mount these locks. In case you need them, screws will be included.
The Good Stuff Child Safety Cabinet Latches
These will work with most cabinets and for busy parents the best part is that they are easy to put in. They won’t need to install any equipment and you can have them connected in seconds.
All you need to do is peel off the plastic that covers the adhesive tape, put it on the clean cabinet and you’re done. If you want to open the cabinet once it’s on, extend your finger inside the cabinet door, press down the lock and you’ll be in.
These are perfect for mothers who want their baby to be safe without disturbing their cabinet appearance. They will not be visible since these go inside the cabinet. This may be critical if you regularly entertain, or if you have spent time and money in a expensive or luxurious home.
The Munchkin Xtraguard is another babyproof adhesive, strap-across kit that we love. This one features a dual release button which makes it difficult to figure out even older babies.
The Munchkin Xtraguard is a little less discreet but can be used on cabinets, refrigerators, and toilets, a little larger than other baby-proofing options. The adhesive backing ensures that you will not have to use equipment to secure it, but when you no longer use the latches, you will still have to deal with cleaning off the sticky residue.
Adoric Sliding Cabinet Locks
These u-shaped latches are a basic but efficient form of childproofing and hold two knobs or handles together to prevent double doors from opening. On double-door cabinets and side-by-side refrigerators, they can accommodate a range of knob and handle shapes spaced up to 4.5 “apart. Squeezing two inner buttons against each other is easy to unlock, but it is hard for your little one to find out. And, those crack no amount of tugging.
Hurrise Magnetic Cabinet Lock
Instead of drilled holes, these magnetic cabinet locks use adhesive which is good for apartment dwellers or those who aren’t handy with tools. You won’t need to make permanent changes to your cabinets to use them.
You are going to get a package of 16 locks, and they’re coming with three keys. This way, if you lose one, you’re not going to go into complete panic mode because you can never open any of your cabinets again. That’s crucial for exhausted parents who have trouble keeping track of keys, particularly if they’re both using them and somebody forgets to put them back at the designated spot.
These locks can be put inside the cabinet so nobody can say they are there. It will definitely not affect the look of your cabinets.
KidCo Spring Action Cabinet Lock
These KidCo locks do have an “off” mode, like the magnetic locks. That could also fit well for grandparents who don’t want to spend a lot in babyproofing. There is no key needed to the advantage of these over magnetic locks; anyone with enough finger strength can get into them.
They are relatively easy to mount, but for each lock you needto pre-drill four holes so it takes a bit of time. Many have noticed that the screws that surround them are not the highest quality, so be careful not to strip them. Don’t underestimate this, people. They are inexpensive, and they work. Best of all, no key needed!
BabyKeeps Child Safety Locks
They’re inexpensive, secure, and easy to install — plus, they’re great for children and young children.
Such childproof locks are fitted to each door of your cabinet (or the bowl and the toilet lid) with 3 M adhesive and have a sturdy strap that keeps the cabinets closed. You simply push the release button when you want to get in, and the brace comes loose on one leg. They even come in different colours, so you can make your room look babyproof without ruining it.
The main drawback is that they are bound with adhesive, and it is likely that active hands will eventually pull them free. And when you’re about to take them down, at every cabinet door, you’ll have to clean the residue up.
Eco-Baby Magnetic Safety Locks (12 pack)
If you’ve decided that the way to go is magnetic safety locks, the package is a great deal. It comes with enough supplies to lock up 12 drawers or cabinets and features extra thick (read: more powerful) magnets, an additional set of adhesive strips and two “keys” that open the magnetic closures.
(source: safewise.com, babylist.com, momlovesbest.com, and lucieslist.com)