I'm currently six months pregnant, so I've been trying to get my house childproofed and ready for the new little boy. I have a six year old son, and I remember how curious he was when he was starting to move around. Jeez, he'd get into practically anything!! I have a lot of cabinets that are low and crammed full of pots, utensils and canned goods. My son used to have an obsession with emptying the entire canned cabinet and would build precariously leaning towers in the middle of my kitchen. I'm hoping to help prevent future fiascos by trying to childproof all my cabinets.
To install, you insert a screwdriver into the bottom of the lock to pop it off. You can then cut the band to the required length you may need to keep the cabinet closed. Re insert the band onto the lock and close the lock securely. Clean and dry the area you wish to apply the lock to. Remove the 3M adhesive from the bottom and press securely into place. To open, you just squeeze the sides of the lock and slide the band out.
I tried these out on my cabinet and invited my six year old to try to get into it. He pulled and poked and tried his hardest, but he wasn't able to open these locks. Once I showed him how to use the squeeze locks, he was able to finally get into it though. He's old enough to know better, so I thought it was ok to show him how to open them since he likes to help me find canned veggies for dinner every night. Later, I invited my husband to open them, and he was able to figure it out pretty quickly, so they're not husband proof. For a young child though, these are absolutely secure and perfect though! I have full confidence that my cabinets will be safely off limits from the new little one!
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