Best cabinet locks & straps according to redditors

We found 227 Reddit comments discussing the best cabinet locks & straps. We ranked the 75 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/jonfitt · 5495 pointsr/tifu

What? A bedroom door that locks from the outside? Did your parents not understand which way round to put he lock and inadvertently create a fire death trap, or did they just keep you locked up sometimes?

[Edit: for any parent considering reversing a lock, check this out first. They can be opened from either side by anyone tall enough to reach the top of the door. Perfect to keep the kids away from the Tide Pods!]

u/Flitterbee · 56 pointsr/breakingmom

It's ok. You woke up because your instincts told you something was up. That's the good thing here. The other good thing is that now you know she can unlock that stupid door, and that she will go outside. Now you can install and turn on these door chimes. Both of my kids escaped the house and were brought back by neighbors before they should have reasonably been able to unlock the damn door, and now we have these on every door AND one on the bathroom door so kiddo isn't getting in there at night either.

Additionally, I use a door monkey to lock him in his room at night and I have a vertical bar baby gate on his doorway since I'm paranoid. Little shit isn't getting out anymore.

u/aleii1 · 34 pointsr/Parenting

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.

u/idgelee · 23 pointsr/breakingmom

Door Monkey!

Mic drop

u/ekib · 17 pointsr/cars

Another idea... there are a bunch of childproof locks you could probably use that would be a lot easier than moving a 50 pound chair everyday. Something like this or similar:

Edit: this one is self locking so you’d never forget to lock it in the first place:

u/Mitoni · 15 pointsr/guns
u/Nayzo · 10 pointsr/Parenting

So we have this:

Now, this thing has worked wonders for us since our son learned how to get out of his crib and manipulate knobs at 18 months. It leaves the door slightly open (inch or two), so the child can call for you. To open the door, you just push the hook aside and open it. To open from the inside, you push a button and the hook moves. Put it high on the door. Now, 2 things. If there's an emergency, you can just pretty much run through the door from the outside, and the device pops off (it's plastic, so there's a flexibility to it). 2, this fits newer frames, but it doesn't fit older door frames. Measure to make sure this will fit.

I do know that it's an unpopular opinion to "lock"kids in, however, another poster mentioned that in a fire or other emergency, you want to know exactly where your kids are. I second this. We have smoke detectors everywhere in our house (including all bedrooms), hardwired and backed up with batteries. If a fire started in a child's room, we'd know very ducking quickly because all of the alarms go off

u/KaBar42 · 10 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

> 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.

Try these.

They're magnetic, so they require an actual magnetic key to open. They surely make one for fridges.

u/Rhynri · 10 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

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.

u/OrganizedSprinkles · 9 pointsr/Mommit

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.

u/mellow-drama · 9 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

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.

u/crossfitchick16 · 8 pointsr/beyondthebump
u/Lizzy_boredom · 7 pointsr/breakingmom

If the goal is to be able to contain him, but still be able to hear him, you might try a monkey door clip, it's up high, so he can't reach it, but not permanent, or difficult for parents to deal with


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u/sedona03 · 7 pointsr/ferrets

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.

u/bent42 · 6 pointsr/microgrowery
u/MableXeno · 6 pointsr/Parenting

You can buy wall anchors at a local hardware store, or even see if you can get a kit from IKEA (even if it's not an IKEA product, it may still fit, most of them are universal).

I also found this on on Amazon...and several other options came up when I looked for it.

And these for drawers, so they can't be opened.

u/TheVillageOxymoron · 6 pointsr/fatlogic

hahaha maybe you just need some childlocks! I bought these off of Amazon to keep my toddler out of our cleaning chemicals, and they work well!

u/Wurm42 · 6 pointsr/INEEEEDIT

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.

u/numbers_game · 6 pointsr/beyondthebump

This is my PSA, we bought the Munchkin Xtraguard Dual Action Multi Use Latches and even though they say they don't damage, all of our cabinets and doors are ruined.

u/kodack10 · 6 pointsr/homeautomation

I bought these plastic clips that lock the doors closed with a gap all the way around, like keeps it open 1" and I have them on all the bedrooms (live by myself) and it dropped the temperature in my home by 3-4 degrees on the hottest days. Before I figured out my airflow problems, my home was over 80 degrees some days even with the AC running 24x7.

If you want to pay $$$ to suck in hot air, and be hot and throw money away, be my guest.

u/bear_on_the_mountain · 6 pointsr/breakingmom

I really like the door monkey. It's a bit expensive, but it's worth it for the improved air flow and protection of people & walls. I would also recommend checking out KIScords for your cabinets. They make two different models and I've been happy with both.

u/bsievers · 5 pointsr/smarthome

Does it have to be smart? They make magnetic ones for child safety that you use a magnet from the front to open. If you have higher-end cabinets they can be too thick sometimes though.

Here's an example (not the one I have experience with, but same type):

u/ElleAnn42 · 5 pointsr/Parenting

We used a door monkey for awhile to keep our toddler in her room. We've since learned that this is dangerous in the event of a fire.

u/Lil_MsPerfect · 5 pointsr/breakingmom

So, she's 1. You can do sleep training with her, and she will get better about sleeping in general. There is a sleep regression just after 1 year though and that may be why she's being so difficult to get to sleep. I'm really sorry that you are going through this with no help and no support. Do you have a friend or family member nearby who could watch her for a night so you can get some much-needed rest? The sleep deprivation will really do you in temper-wise. Can you put her in a playpen or a babyproofed room and use something like a door monkey to keep her locked in and safely watching some cartoons while you get some sleep? This may also be a good time to give her some melatonin 30 mins before bedtime (kid doses only, you can find them at the pharmacy in a bottle specifically dosed for kids with 1mg or something like that). She will sleep better. I used it for my kid when he was having a sleep regression and it helped a bit. You need some sleep though, so you can be a more patient mom. this is a hard age even if you were getting enough sleep.

u/septicidal · 5 pointsr/IFParents

Anchor all the things, even smaller, low dressers/bookcases. We used these straps on our TV (it's anchored to the TV stand instead of the wall, since that seemed sturdier to us) and a bunch of other things:
If you can't screw into studs, make sure you use appropriately rated wall anchors/toggle bolts.

I love the outlet cover plates that automatically spring closed if something is unplugged. We have the new tamper-proof outlets in our kitchen and basement but I put the cover plates everywhere else. Bonus, they look nice/aren't obvious babyproofing. Link:

I had a bunch of cabinets where regular safety latches wouldn't work, so I got these that attach with adhesive (which supposedly won't damage surfaces when removed):
These work around corners and in a lot of other situations others might not work well.

To allow our cats to get in/out of our basement while keeping the baby out, we have this thing called a Latch n Vent:

I always, always advocate using hardware-mounted gates instead of pressure mount. Patching a few screw holes in a couple years is way better than tripping over the bottom bar on a pressure mounted gate multiple times a day. We have two of these and I really like them - especially since they accommodate wider openings and give you a wider space to walk through, and are easy for an adult to open one-handed while holding a baby/toddler:

u/breadfollowsme · 5 pointsr/Parenting

We used this: to lock our kid in his room for short periods of time. The fact that it keeps the door slightly ajar means that if something does go wrong, you can hear it easily. Being unable to come out of a room is a lot healthier for them than a parent who has gone off the deep end.

u/sangresangria13 · 4 pointsr/Autism_Parenting

Call the hotel to 1) see if they have a chain lock. 2) door lever lock (uses adhesive to stick so won’t damage hotel door) 3) portable door alarm.

u/NWVoS · 4 pointsr/gifs

>Nobody expects a closet to randomly fall on your kid.

Actually, they do and they have them for tvs.

u/ArcusArtifex · 4 pointsr/cats

I got you, bruh! Here you go!

Edit: Also, le asshole cat gives his judgment

u/kemamo15 · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

We put a lock on babies room so toddler can’t run in there. When baby was a newborn, I would co sleep with baby on the fold out and was terrified the toddler would come running in and land on baby.

This thing was a great solution!

Edit to add: I love that it’s so easy to take on an off. We take it off during the day so it’s nice and quiet for nap time, and then just put it back on before bed.

u/mydogsniffy · 4 pointsr/NewParents

These are great for cabinets ( maybe drawers too) that need something that's not visible WONDERKID Top Quality Adjustable Child Safety Locks - Latches to Baby Proof Cabinets & App...

And these are great for keeping things closed where visibility isn't an issue. Roving Cove | Magnetic Cabinet Locks Child Safety | Safe Lock | Baby Proofing, Child Proof...

u/millsvl · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

We got a movable baby gate/pen which was great for containing baby and blocking off dangerous areas like the fireplace.

I also like magnetic cupboard locks for drawers and cupboards.

Any clutter and cords near the floor should also be permanently moved.

If you have a pet, watch out for some reason babies love water dishes.

We weren’t able to baby proof everything. My 15 month old can get on top of my kitchen table in about 15 seconds so we always have to keep an eye on him.

u/mamawritescode · 4 pointsr/Mommit

Try this lock, high up on her door. I've never used one but it seems like it might work.

Door Monkey Door Lock and Pinch Guard

u/kghyr8 · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Not a hook like this
Door Monkey Door Lock and Pinch Guard

Opens easy from either side, and if you're really in a hurry just push the door real hard and break the hook.

u/zeronine · 3 pointsr/daddit

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

u/Measured-Success · 3 pointsr/Parenting

TLDR (at bottom) recently switched daycares.

My daughter (3yo, will be 4 in Feb) is just getting out of this phase as we speak. (Literally this week things are getting better.)

The mistake of taking her out of her crib early I think is what started this. When she was in the crib she was a good sleeper throughout the night. We also have a 5 and 2 year old that sleep perfectly.

We have a pretty specific routine/schedule and diet that doesn’t consist of sugar and juices. So we ruled that out early on. Plus no tv or iDevices. However, on the weekends we allow a kid’s movie. And that’s when the night terrors began (OMFG)... thank you Coco and Monsters Inc.

It usually takes 90 minutes to two hours to get her down. And she’d only want my wife and then she’d come in two times in the middle of the night. We don’t allow them to sleep in our bed. However that may be the less of two evils.

We bought door locks for when she wants to be extremely difficult and that worked a little because she sees that as a punishment. However we don’t lock doors overnight or extended periods of time.

She naps well too so there really isn’t anything to change there. I thought we need to take her to the doctor because this shit isn’t normal lol. We also tried kids Zarbee Melatonin... the little girl’s will power was too strong for that.

Soooo..... what has changed!?!?!? The daycare. The previous daycare from two weeks ago was good in its own right. However we felt it didn’t push or really stimulate her. And I would go as far as saying the caregivers/teachers didn’t give her the personal attention or “love” she may have needed. And that’s not specific to my girl.

u/Anonnymoose73 · 3 pointsr/toddlers

I use these lever handle locks for our doors and they work well. I imagine you could put one on the shower handle itself (you may need some extra more waterproof adhesive) and stop her from being able to turn the handle.

u/RiotGrrr1 · 3 pointsr/NewParents

Get a door monkey. We use one of these, but we just use it for going to bed and take it off after he falls asleep (you can keep it on all night if you have safety issues like stairs). When our son first transitioned out of crib he kept escaping his room instead of going to bed until we used this.

u/lynkfox · 3 pointsr/AskParents

As for Child Locks on cabinets:

i recomend these:

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.

u/Green_Bike · 3 pointsr/Parenting

If you feel like you need baby gate, consider a Door Monkey. Temporary installation, works great.

u/InMemoriamBrash · 3 pointsr/Parenting

One bag of fruit snacks each, one bowl of pop corn each, spill-proof cup of some usually-forbidden sweet drink. Turn on annoying movie that only kids like.

"Okay, Mom and Dad need to have a meeting. We will be out in a bit. Just watch the movie. Stay in your chairs."

Close door. Lock door with child-proof door top-lock.

Canoodle, too-quickly but better-than-not-ever.

Usually good for about 11 minutes, sometimes stretched to 19 or 22 minutes.

u/hvdid · 3 pointsr/raisedbynarcissists

Yup. Even the cheapest things like pens and scissors aren't left alone. I have magnetic locks in two cabinets so I can at least have some things to myself. There were three pairs of scissors in the bathroom and yet she kept taking mine so eventually I had lock them away too. Unfortunately, I have too much stuff to fit in there. I have to put up with it until I move out. I'd recommend getting a shower caddy or toiletry bag and keeping your stuff in there. You can either lock it up or hide it until you need it. The bad thing is they'll always feel entitled to it. They'll use anything they can (i.e. buying groceries, paying rent/mortgage, driving, getting you a random gift you didn't ask for/don't want/don't need) as leverage. If they do something 'for you,' they expect the world.

u/ShawnaNana · 3 pointsr/Pets

Maybe something like this

u/Backonredditforreal · 3 pointsr/EDC

Well, my friend, have I got the product for you!

Safety 1st Magnetic Cabinet Locks, 8 Locks + 1 Key

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.

u/pregonewb · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

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

u/DistantRaine · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

Have you tried these? Only buy one, because if your trim is too rounded, they don't hook, but they're amazing. No need to install, no drilling or damage, they can be put at different levels if you want to let an older kid out while keeping a younger kid penned.

u/colinexl · 3 pointsr/DIY

I used these:


We need to baby proof our house soon anyways, so these worked just fine.

u/rsv123 · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

Masking tape gets you a whole lot farther than you'd think for the 9 month old, although with the 2 and 4 yo around you have more challenges. Good for outlets, cords, other things you just need covered up.

This thing worked way better than I expected on our doors- it doesn't let you close the door fully but there's no permanent installation and you can put it way up high.

Baby gate at the kitchen, if it's behind a door/ doorway, will cut down on access to a lot of the worst of it.

u/seffend · 2 pointsr/Parenting

I second getting magnets! My son figured out every other bit of baby-proofing.

u/JunpeiIchiban · 2 pointsr/woodworking

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] ( I think I may have to come up with some plans for these myself. They are awesome.

u/CrazySheltieLady · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I use earthquake straps. Found them on Amazon.

u/csbrown83 · 2 pointsr/cats

the little cheap white ones that you have to screw in, and they push down to unlatch. Nori is fine and ornery as ever, thanks :) She's gotten out of the eat it if it's poisonous phase (we had three plants in the house - we didn't know one was poisonous to cats. Guess which one she ate?)

I'm sure you can find them cheaper at lowes, but these are what they look like

u/vacantbaby · 2 pointsr/Parenting

These for any door you don't want opened or slammed:
And these for outlets that aren't hidden that need things plugged into them:

u/Lunulae · 2 pointsr/Mommit

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. :)

u/flantagenous · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

We use a baby gate but I've seen people mention these before -- Door Monkey -- I don't have one but it's nice the door is open just a little bit and it seems like it would be quick to get off in an emergency.

u/thereisnosub · 2 pointsr/raisingkids

We used these to keep the bedroom doors closed:

u/velicos · 2 pointsr/daddit

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.

u/magnetic-fields · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

First, you should talk to your extended family to see what they use in their home. They may be able to bring the larger, more expensive items (e.g. baby gates) with them depending on how they're traveling. But I've also made a list below.

Full disclosure: Most of this comes from research and talking to my parent friends since I only have a two week old. Some of these might be unnecessary depending on your home - they're just suggestions.

  • Cabinet latches - You'll want them for drawers, cabinet doors, the refrigerator, and even your toilet seat cover. There are many different kinds, so shop around.

  • Cord wraps - If you have venetian blinds (or something similar), you'll want to be able to tie up the excess cord since it's a choking hazard.

  • Outlet covers - they make different kinds: covers that plug directly into outlets, plastic boxes that completely cover outlets that already have cords plugged into them, and cases that go around surge protectors.

  • Stove knob covers if the knobs on your range/oven can be reached by a toddler. These are especially important if you have a gas range and don't want your house to blow up.

  • Door knob covers - In case the toddler or four year old wants to wander into rooms it shouldn't.

  • Baby Gates - if you have stairs, you'll need a gate at the top and bottom

  • Solid plastic door stoppers - instead of the metal door stoppers with plastic toppers, which can be pried off and choked on. I'm not sure how necessary these are, but they're worth reviewing.
u/eaglel66 · 2 pointsr/Justrolledintotheshop

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:

u/sharkamino · 2 pointsr/hometheater

TV straps won't work for you?

Optimum mounting height, similar to speakers at ear level height while seated, TV centered at 42" eye level height while seated.

u/Graendal · 2 pointsr/Parenting

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.

u/TE777 · 2 pointsr/sexover30

We use this for our night stand drawer:

Baby Proofing Magnetic Cabinet Lock


It keeps toy drawer securely locked and we store magnetic key at the back of the headboard for easy access.

We got it when we started child proofing our kitchen drawers many years ago and then we had a-ha moment. :-)

Before that we used ToiBox which has secret compartment and can be also unlocked with magnetic key.

Unfortunatelly this box is not available anymore as far as I know.

Amazon link with some better pictures:

Similar product from the same company:

The ToiTissue

u/VanDownByTheRiverr · 2 pointsr/AnimalsBeingJerks

I've seen ones where the door only pulls out like an inch and you have to stick a finger in to press a little tab to open it further. Doesn't require handles or anything. I couldn't tell you what they're called, though.

Edit: Actually, think I found them.

u/Tim-Fu · 2 pointsr/answers

Cool, what about something like this - Safety 1st Adhesive Magnetic Lock System with 2 Locks and 1 Key

u/El3ctr1cAv3 · 2 pointsr/Parenting

If you want to keep her out of the bathroom while still allowing adults access, we like these.

That said, by 30 months many kids are potty trained and need to wash their hands. By that age my daughter had access to a sink and was allowed to “play” in it if she didn’t make a mess. We had some ground rules - water stays in the sink, etc. 30 months is the age when many kids start outgrowing the need for baby proofing, a better longterm solution would be to teach her appropriate rules for using the sink.

u/not_my_real_name_2 · 2 pointsr/Advice

Child Safety Strap Locks:

If it can keep a curious 2 year old human out of a garbage can, I'll bet it can keep a dog out, too.

u/Paislazer · 2 pointsr/Mommit

Door Monkey

Once my son was two he could get past all of our child proofing gizmos but these. Still work at 3 1/2 though thankfully we hardly need them anymore.

u/a-priori · 2 pointsr/Parenting

We use these things and they're great:

So far they're velociraptor baby proof.

u/possiblythebest · 2 pointsr/DIY

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!

u/brfergua · 2 pointsr/Dads

There’s something called a door monkey that we find useful. Keeps that from getting into mischief in the morning before I hear them banging around and get up.

Edit: here it is.

u/CapitalGGeek · 2 pointsr/DIY

Nevermind, you can get locks that work for both swing directions.

Swinging in is easy and can be done with a broken fork -

Or you can purchase a similar device -

If the door swings away, then you need something like this -

You can search 'temporary door locks' for options

u/bugboots · 2 pointsr/AirBnB

You could do one of those locks that has a magnet key to open it?

u/Mama2lbg2 · 2 pointsr/gifs

They sell lever locks in the child proofing section of most stores. Maybe that could help until you figure out a pup training idea?

They also have top of the door locks like this
Door Monkey Door Lock and Pinch Guard

We had a Houdini dog once too

u/aevulto · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Cabinet latches didn't work for us, but we did find these magnet locks that worked really well.

u/fbthowaway · 2 pointsr/DIY

if it ever becomes a concern, probably 100 childproofing products to choose from

btw, really awesome work on your remodel

u/emilystarr · 2 pointsr/IFParents

We used these at our previous house:

When we moved out, I was able to just use a hair dryer to warm it up and it came off without any problems.

The munchkin things: I had a much harder time getting off.

u/unnecessarywisdom · 2 pointsr/Parenting

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.

u/svenSVEN7 · 1 pointr/SexToys

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!

u/Centropomus · 1 pointr/BabyHacks

My son loves to help me unload the dishwasher, and he actually is somewhat helpful. I installed these to make sure he can't get in when we're not supervising:

I can't speak to their claim of easy removal, but installation was very easy.

u/Fancifulkitties · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I used these:

Child Safety Magnetic Cabinet Locks(20 Locks + 3 Keys), Baby Proof, No Tools Or Screws Needed - Norjews

Like $1.10/lock and they worked pretty well for most drawers. They can be yanked off if you pull hard enough but my daughter hasn’t ever taken one out. Husband on the other hand...

u/ViviElnora · 1 pointr/JUSTNOMIL

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.

u/WendoverWill · 1 pointr/daddit

Similar but no drilling :

Safety 1st Adhesive Magnetic Lock System with 8 Locks and 2 Keys

u/alldayipas · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

This won't help for the fridge , but for the cabinets we got these and they work really well.

u/PriseFighterInferno · 1 pointr/lifehacks
u/MeowSterling · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

Oh, this is a tough one... I was going to suggest keeping something heavy next to the door so your cat can't push it, but if it opens inwards then you won't be able to place a box inside while you're outside. The only things I can think of are electronic/wifi enabled locks or asking your landlord for permission to change the lock. It'll probably cost money, though.

Edit: Actually! I decided to Google "child proof front door" and found some options! Most allow you to unlock it front either side of the door. You might consider this one, which will require you to drill it into the door frame. Also, the door must be 1 3/8 inches big! So double check it's not too big. There are other options too, just Google it.

u/Jessie_James · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Sorry, I did not realize you did not want to drill.

Maybe these might work? It looks like it.

I use those on all sorts of doors, including our sliding glass doors with an even larger gap/frame than your windows. Stick it it the glass. You can easily scrape it off later. They are excellent.

u/PinkiePiesDelight · 1 pointr/breakingmom

Flip lock for top of the door:

Prime-Line Products U 9888 Flip Action Steel Door Lock, White Finish

Sticky lock thing:

Munchkin Xtraguard Dual Action Multi Use Latches, 2 Count

u/charcuterie_bored · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I would just get rid of the nightlight. Is it really necessary? When my son was born I bought this chargeable light and it has been a great investment. It's dimmable and since you charge it with a USB I can move it around to wherever I want without worrying about cords or outlets. It's also saved my ass any time the power has gone out.

Edit: and get latches like this for the diaper pail.

u/sweetsails59 · 1 pointr/DIY

I'm a little late to the party, but we had a lot of luck with these and our jumbo kitty that likes to get under the sink. Some reviews say they're a pain to remove (we haven't tried yet) so use caution if you're renting.

u/Akesgeroth · 1 pointr/funny

Try these, or something like these:

They don't always work, but they usually do. Most kids won't figure out how to open them until they're old enough not to do shit like that.

u/dahamsta · 1 pointr/videos

So basically it's a gun safe with child locks?

u/progressnerd · 1 pointr/Parenting

You need the Door Monkey Door Lock and Pinch Guard. Works great.

u/fearnotthewrath · 1 pointr/Parenting

If you dont' want to lose the knob, look into one of these....

u/tbsampalightning · 1 pointr/Parenting

I bought these they weren’t exactly easy to install but once I figured out the guide to line them up snapped on, it became much easier. Great thing about them is they have a switch on them so you don’t have to keep them locked if you’re going to be in and out while cooking. As long as you put the magnetic key out of reach the little won’t be able to open it.

u/panther1294 · 1 pointr/sleeptrain

I use these on my oven door and my dishwasher door

Munchkin Xtraguard Dual Action Multi Use Latches, 2 Count

u/valhrona · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

The little plastic safety tabs like these are worth having on the fridge and certain cabinets/dresser drawers if you have a wild explorer like mine. Now he's 2.5 and loves to show us that he can open them, but it worked great for the almost 2 years that he's been mobile!

u/higginsnburke · 1 pointr/organization

Oppo ut a magnetic baby lock on the door. [like this one ]( 1st Adhesive Magnetic Lock System with 4 Locks and 1 Key

There is a switch on it that you can flip to make it lock always or lock never. So just flip the switch when company is expected but leave it flipped off when you're using day to day so you don't have to keep unlocking it for just yourself.

u/call_Back_Function · 1 pointr/daddit

I use this.

Keeps the door cracked so you can hear if anything is really wrong.

Kid goes to sleep with no issue when fighting gets nowhere.

u/umm_mika · 1 pointr/Parenting

I see. I understand. Again, I’m not sure how to help stop the screaming, but, I’m hoping my suggestions will make it more manageable. There’s also something called door monkey that you can put on his door. Here Just leaves a small crack enough for you to hear if he’s in trouble. Hopefully, that can also help muffle his screams and not wake up his brother in addition to a white noise machine inside his brother’s room.

u/CharlotteAllTheTime · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

Child safety latches:

They're a pain at first, then you learn to open the doors that specific way and it becomes second nature.

u/swizzler · 1 pointr/functionalprint

there are child-proof cabinet locks that mount on the inside of cabinets, they're little catch-latches where you have to open the cabinet an inch, push down on the catch, and open the rest of the way. much easier, probably 3D printable and doesn't ruin your cabinet faces

u/LanMarkx · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

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.

u/pugsandtwins · 1 pointr/IFParents

We did the doorknob covers, but have also been recommended these. I'm sorry B isn't being cool. I feel the same way about M and his disdain for sleeping, his bed and generally any food besides blueberries.

u/Workasaurus · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi, Amber! As for the child locks, if you are currently using the hook ones like these, you might want to try these, which are require a good deal more dexterity.

u/trip-c · 1 pointr/bourbon

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] ( 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.

u/Kallisti50253 · 1 pointr/parentsofmultiples

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

u/stefaanvd · 1 pointr/daddit

yep these still working for 20m old

u/Badluckredditor · 1 pointr/smarthome

I have kids that have broken the other ones I've had. The magnetic ones are good, but I strongly recommend this brand

All my kitchen cabinets are locked like this, best part is that they can be temporarily disabled without uninstalling them..

u/BinaryPi · 1 pointr/Parenting

We used these things on doors with non-standard handles.

u/webs05 · 1 pointr/Parenting

This product saved us...

Our system is we get the little one down for bed, slide this lock, and after she falls asleep we come back over and slide it to unlock. Eventually the child learns to stop trying to get out of the room.

Literally saved the sanity of our house!

u/mommyAIC · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Magnetic locks for the cabinets and drawers. We went thru two other crappy kinds before these - I wouldn't use anything else.

u/BrokeWhoregan · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

These have been a godsend for when my nephews come over, they're pretty clever little kids and can get past most stuff but these they literally just can't reach.

u/GSUBass05 · 1 pointr/IAmA
u/buba447 · 1 pointr/VanLife
  1. We got the stainless steel backsplash cut to size from a local steel shop. It cost us about 90 bucks. The stainless steel was grade 300, which has too much nickel in it to be magnetic so we had to put a thin layer of 26 gauge steel behind it that we pieced together from small squares found at Home Depot. Everything was glued onto the wall with subfloor adhesive.
  1. We had a time finding child safety locks for the cabinets that were strong enough. The first kind we bought broke off the drawers the first time we hit the brakes while driving. The second set we bought lasted about 2 weeks then just kind of fell apart. After much trial an error we found that these were strong enough and also offered the ability to disable after weve parked somewhere for a while:
u/scherlock79 · 1 pointr/woodworking

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.

u/oijalksdfdlkjvzxc · 0 pointsr/videos

How about something like this?

Or just go to your local Babies R Us. There's tons of products out there designed to keep kids from opening doors they're not supposed to, even for lever handles like you have. I'm sure the same things will work for a cat.