Reddit reviews Safety 1st Magnetic Locking System (1 Key and 8 Locks)
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Keep cabinets & drawers off limits: Peace of mind for parents while children are exploring in the homeToddler tested. Proven stronger; Locks outperform the competition both in home and mechanical pull force lab testingInvisible from the outside: Installs inside of your cabinets and drawers, concealed from children and guestsUnlock mode: Option to keep the lock in "Unlock mode" when you need more frequent access to your cabinets9 piece set: Includes eight locks and one magnetic key, along with installation templates and hardware; Tools are required for installation
I can solve your lock problem. This magnetic lock is solid and there's nothing on the outside for them to play with to get it open. Therefore you just need the key somewhere out of reach (since its magnetic you can look for a high place to put it like a fan to stick it on.
For the bathroom, use a door monkey. It pops on with no installation needed and you can put it up high so only you can reach it. He'll have to call you when he needs to go though. If he is training with a little toilet you can always put that outside of the bathroom.
Yup, pretty much these
Yes, we have these dandy ones, they work very well, have a lock-stop button for times when you want them to stay unlocked (e.g. cleaning time), and are fairly easy to install. $25 for 8 isn't a bad deal either. Any sufficiently strong magnet can unlock them if you lose the key, but we're pretty much talking neodymium magnets here, so toys won't do it. We keep our key on the side of fridge.
> 30 other ludicrous solutions later and we finally realized we never put locks on the kitchen doors. Turns out the smartest person in my household is not even a person. We are currently awaiting the horrible day that, that cunning, goofy bastard learns how to unlock those doors.
They're magnetic, so they require an actual magnetic key to open. They surely make one for fridges.
Was gonna suggest this for OP. Someone posted these magnetic locks to kid-proof cabinets, they require a magnet key to open. Install these and protect your dirty clothes, OP. http://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Locking-System/dp/B004GCJMLG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1453149261&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=magnetic+baby+locks
The ones with the magnet locks are awesome. They shut off when you don't need them and are easy to open when they are locked with the key, we have one in each room. Also when they are locked the door doesn't budge at all so the kiddo won't incessantly jiggle the cabinet door. We only have them on the really important cabinet doors. The rest he can get into like the pots and pans and he did for a few weeks but the newness wore off and now he doesn't bother them.
The best is to just secure as you go. Kids will find something to play with but in a few weeks they'll forget it and find something else to mess with so sometimes it's not even worth rearranging.
I have magnetic cabinet locks in my kitchen. Keeps them from knocking over glass dishes and getting into cleaning supplies. I keep one cabinet unlocked though for them. It's full of grocery bags that they like to nest in.
We used the Safety 1st locks for our childproofing. Very effective, and nice to have something that doesn't show or mark up the outside face of the drawers & cabinets.
It is tricky to align the latch properly, but that will also be a problem with the adhesive latches. You can take out the screw and drill a new hole if you mess up the alignment on the Safety 1st latches-- do the adhesive latches come with extra sticky pads?
Safety 1st was also nice because you can "turn off" the latch without removing the hardware.
But yeah, get two of the key magnets. You will lock one inside a drawer at some point.
The magnetic cupboard locks may work and they aren't ugly. They don't allow the drawer to open at all with out the magnetic key. I have these ones
Well, my friend, have I got the product for you!
Safety 1st Magnetic Cabinet Locks, 8 Locks + 1 Key https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004GCJMLG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_M9aHzbDJQPV27
I used this set on a piano bench that I now store ammo and magazines in. Works very well. May be adding one to my bedside drawer to keep a gun in.
As for Child Locks on cabinets:
i recomend these: https://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Locking-System/dp/B004GCJMLG
they are a bit more expensive, but rather easy to install (i did all 20 of mine in less than an hour and a half, and got a lot faster once I got the hang of it) and unless they have the key (which you can place up high on your fridge, out of reach) there is no way they are opening those locks.
best part is if you know you have to be in and out of a cabinet a lot (say, cooking and thats where your supplies are) you can turn the lock 'off' for a bit, with just a push of a button.
Very great locks.
Get a magnetic locking system. You mount them on the inside of the drawer (if they'll fit) and hide the "key" up somewhere high.
Such as this
Yes, sorry for the delay. I have no Internet at the moment as we just moved and using my phone only is awkward...
This product looks like the right one. There may be other versions. If you search "magnetic baby locks" there are several hits.
Cabinet latches didn't work for us, but we did find these magnet locks that worked really well. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GCJMLG
You're post reminded me of these! My friend used them to baby proof their cabinets. They don't budge if the magnet isn't there. Post updates when you've got it working!
We use these things and they're great: http://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Locking-System/dp/B004GCJMLG
So far they're velociraptor baby proof.
For drawers and cupboards we went through several options and our son was able to get them all open until we did magnetic locks.
They are a bit more expensive but so far the only thing that has actually worked. We don't even have anything truly dangerous in the locked cupboards, just pots and pans that are heavy enough that they could dent the floor or hurt his feet if he pulled them out, and a recycling bin that would make a huge mess if he got into it, stuff like that.
If that's the case I'm not sure how well it would work but there are magnetic locks that you use a magnet to open that at meant for cupboards. You could try and fashion one of those to work but otherwise that is the only way I can think of that doesn't involve cutting or cable routing.
Something like this: https://www.amazon.ca/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Cabinet-Locks/dp/B004GCJMLG
Just installed these Safety First magnetic locks on my kitchen last week.
My son is 15 months and the morning after he tried his normal routine of opening all of the cabinets and pulling everything out. His attempt failed and the look of disappointment on his face was classic, but then he found something else to entertain him about 5 seconds later.
Takes a couple hours to install but it's all hidden and clean... fairly affordable and highly rated on Amazon.
The number one thing id say is to make sure you secure your furniture to the walls. Honestly, ir only takes a few mins and some cheap brackets, its definetely worth the effort. I'm going to be another person who praises the magnetic locks. They keep the cabinet door tightly closed so its impossible for him to get his fingers in there and open it like with the spring locks (which took him less than an hour to figure out). Easy to install, it comes with templates. They are really easily switched on/off so you can leave it unlocked if you're cooking or what ever and need to get in a particular cupboard often and dont want to faf around with the magnet key (which works remarkably well through wood!). You cant tell at all from the outside that they are there which i appreciate and it feels really solid and secure. The only downside is that they're a bit more expensive than other kinds of cabinet locks. I definitely think they're worth the money though. The only cabinet I have that you can see the lock from the outside is a spinning lazy Susan corner cabinet that has my pots and pans in. I looked at various products that were specifically for childproofing and they all looked cheap/weak and they made it so you can only spin one way. Then I had a look around and realized that a sliding bolt lock would be able to hold it firmly in place but also retract completely and not impede the cabinet spinning. I usually leave it unlatched coz I dont care if he bangs the pots around but if I'm trying to let my husband sleep it can be loud. Its tight enough that even as a burly, impossibly strong 16 month old he still can't physically get it open. Anyway, the point of that story is that you dont have to rely only on products that are specifically "childproofing" if you can think of a cheaper/stronger alternative that works better. Most of the other things we protected against where things that could hurt him by accident and not particularly things that he might get into if he wasn't being supervised coz I already watch him like a hawk and try to teach him appropriate boundaries. Stuff like sharp corners he might hit if hes running or falls against it and covers for the power outlets, especially the ones that have things plugged into them coz he tries to pull the plugs out and put his finger in the gap between the loosened plug and the wall! Before he was mobile though I just made sure to keep him on a safe surface and make sure nothing dangerous was within his reach. He spent a lot of tummy time on the lounge room rug coz it was easy to keep vacuumed of things he would otherwise try to eat and its really good for core strength. :)
So I have a 4 month old and have been looking into cabinet locks...and the locks they use seem to be similar to the [Safety 1st magnetic Locks] (http://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Locking-Complete/dp/B004GCJMLG). I think I may have to come up with some plans for these myself. They are awesome.
Please add locks to all the doors. You never know when a little one might encounter the cabinet, could be tomorrow or years from now. If you don't want change the aesthetics of the door, you can use these. They are magnet but hidden.
That's what we got. Don't know if that will work for what you need.
Magnetic locks for the cabinets and drawers. We went thru two other crappy kinds before these - I wouldn't use anything else.
These are the only cabinet locks my twins didn't figure out within a day or two. They're bit of a pain in the ass, but it's worth it to not have dishes and shit all over.
We also used these for the doors, since we had lever handles.
Also the basic outlet covers you can get pretty much anywhere and a baby gate so they could be corralled at one end of the house. That was it as far as baby proofing for us
I use this from Ikea. The shelves are sturdy enough to handle some weight and the shelves are adjustable to handle some tall bottles and some short squaty ones too. I used [these] (http://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Locking-Complete/dp/B004GCJMLG) hidden child safety locks to keep out prying eyes and fingers of all types.
Edit: Also, when I cant get the locks to open its time to quit for the evening.
Father of 3 kids here, PC cabinet has a magnetic kid lock on it. The plastic ones are junk that most kids can open by the time they are 3 or 4.
Edit: the oldest one (6) loves to watch me play games, so I've got a future PCMR gal up and coming. Can't wait to build her her own PC someday to game with. Minecraft is high on the list when she gets a bit older.
So basically it's a gun safe with child locks?
This won't help for the fridge , but for the cabinets we got these and they work really well. https://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Magnetic-Cabinet-Locks/dp/B004GCJMLG
As other commenters have said, she could be looking for ways to help/things to do. Think of her like a toddler or a puppy, if you don't give her something safe and acceptable to do, she will have to come up with something on her own. You could set up "task stations" throughout the house; clean towels to fold in the laundry room, recyclables to wash in the kitchen, coloring or a puzzle in another room, have the broom and dustpan out where she can easily see them, etc. If they are easy, common (familiar) housekeeping tasks she should be able to do them without getting frustrated and feel like she is contributing. When you are working in the kitchen, you could have her wipe down the counters or table. Include her in as much of the housework as you can, if she spends 20 minutes washing the table, or ten seconds on the table, four minutes sweeping the floor, and 5 minutes washing recyclables and dishes that won't break, even if she does it all poorly, she was occupied where you can keep an eye on her, while you actually accomplish things.
If she can still read, you can type out instructions for things like creating a load of laundry (picture of a basket filled to a full load of things that can be washed together with instructions saying that the basket needs to be this full of the same color of dirty laundry before it can be washed). Also put reminders on the machines that you have to wait until the cycle is finished before things can be removed and a new load started, and a reminder to take out the load in the machine before adding a new load. Don't make a big deal about the instructions being for her, you and your partner can loudly remind each other to follow the instructions every time you go do laundry. You will still want to supervise her, but the signs might be enough to get the problem under control for awhile. You can also use a sharpie to make a bold mark showing where the dial should point.
Another commenter suggested having a decoy garbage can of clean recyclables for her to dig through, you could expand on that by having a large container of clean, mixed recyclables and some smaller bins to have her sort them into. She gets the fun of digging and gives her a way to "help". Things she finds that she seems especially enamored with (like your pill bottle) can live there. You could also try having her wash the recyclables as you get them and she can add them to her collection, if she has a constant inflow, you might be able to have a secret outflow. Going from ten to zero is much more upsetting and noticeable than removing the same number as are put in to maintain 20.
I agree with everyone saying to lock up the garbage and dog food. These are great for locking cabinets and you can get ones that use strong double stick tape if you don't want to put screw holes in the cabinets. You can also get safety locks (aimed at toddlers) for washers and dryers, it is possible that you could find one, or a combination of a couple, that would be too hard for her to figure out.
For your packages, if you have space by your door, you could get a locking storage bench (if the one you like doesn't have a way to lock it, it isn't too hard to add some hardware). UPS, USPS, and FedEx all have ways to add driver/delivery instructions to shipments, where you could put the combination, on their apps and webpages (unfortunately, I think you have to manually add them to each shipment).
And don't forget to buy some healthy dog treats (or reserve part of the pup's daily food allotment) and put one days worth at a time in a special treat container (or half a day to make it last longer), so she can still "spoil" the pup.
That's a tough one, but I would see if there was any type of special cabinetry or storage space that could be secure for when guests arrive but not so inconvenient to be annoying to get everything out.
My first thought was installing these magnetic cabinet locks or something similar but who knows. Just an idea!
There are many options available to you