What to Look for in Child Safety Locks
As parents, you
need to keep your child as safe as possible. If you’re of the type
that has no idea how dangerous things can be in the house, you need to
get down to a child’s level and learn how to spot the dangerous things
before the baby can learn to crawl. As you do this, you will see
dangers that you never thought were possible. This makes you
wonder what you can do to keep the baby safe as much as possible.
drawers in every home. Cabinets, too, are found in every home.
You should use cabinet and drawer locks whenever you want to keep the
baby out of the space. Keep toxic substances up high or in the
garage in order to make sure baby doesn’t get into them. Choose a
lock that fits with the door or drawer you have in your home.
There is something for everyone.
Press Down Safety Locks
The most common
drawer lock is the “press down” type of lock. It has a prong that
is mounted on the drawer face that you push down to release it from the
hitch in the drawer. It can be adhesive mounted, which is less
sturdy, or mounted by screwdrivers and screws (much more sturdy).
allow you to keep baby and toddlers out of the toilet whenever it is not
in use. It attaches to the toilet bowl and the cover and protects
the baby from the dirty water in the bowl. For those of you who have
decided to get a toilet lock, look into the several different types
available. There are swing arm locks that attach to the bolts of
the toilet seat and locks that affix themselves to the toilet seat
completely. The lock clamps the toilet seat to the bowl and the
cover to the bowl as well.
Things to Pay Attention to When Buying Child Safety Locks
Choose a lock
that has a difficulty level that is up to par according to your baby’s
“talents”. If your baby is especially curious, get a sturdier
child safety lock and make it more difficult for the baby to get to
them and unlock them. Does the lock take the dexterity or strength
to unlock that is beyond the baby’s abilities?
The lock should
be easy for an adult to use on their own. If you can’t unlock the
lock with one hand, it may not be the lock for you. If it is too
easy to open, this means it might be too easy for the child to open it
as well. Think about what your child can and cannot do and how
creative they can be when it comes to the opening of locks. If a lock is
inconvenient or too easy, it is not likely the lock for you to buy.
In addition, if a lock is too expensive, it may not be worth it unless
it is a particularly good lock.
Believe it or
not, child safety locks are not supposed to be able to save a child’s
life. Determined children will get through any type of lock, no
matter how expensive it is. Nothing takes the place of carefully
watching your child around drawers and cabinets.