If you’re like me then one of the main concerns for your children focuses on safety. Now when it comes to going to the park and the pool this summer there are many “unknowns” that arise that require caution and being able to think on your feet, but I feel when it comes to my home that I need to prepare and be proactive.
From before Little Miss A was crawling Daddy B and I baby proofed our house. Now we didn’t go overboard, but we got the usual electricity plug covers, door knob covers and cabinet locks. You’d think after all that we’d be pretty covered, and we are, but as children grow they learn lots of fun things, like how to open the refrigerator and that if they can just open the bi-fold closet doors they can get to their dress-up clothing, well that’s when we decided to revisit the safety department.
Safe Beginnings offers a great line of child safety products, tips for parents on babyproofing, and family safety information.
We were able to try out two different door locks in their Safety Innovations line. Safety Innovations Bi-Fold Door Lock covers the hinged area of bi-fold doors to prevent them from opening. A special insert lets you adjust for different door sizes. Lucky for me, it includes an easy-grip wand for shorter adults and it’s clear so it doesn’t look out of place.
In both the girls rooms are bi-fold closet doors, Little Miss A has just now figured out how to open them and if you don’t know bi-folds let me tell you they make me so nervous. Bi-folds can be tricky and if you’re not careful they can pinch little fingers and even sometimes big fingers too. Unfortunately, I’ve had a mishap or two involving said doors and it does not feel good, so imagining Little Miss A pinching her hand or finger just doesn’t sit well with me.
These locks were very easy to install and gave me a great piece of mind when Miss A is in her room alone at rest time. I would recommend these locks to anyone who has bi-fold doors in their home and a little person who can reach the door knobs or can open these types of doors.
We were also able to try out a Deluxe Top Door Lock by Safety Innovations. This door lock rests on top of the door so Miss A and of course Baby C, can’t reach it, but with the help from the Easy-grip wand even shorter adults, like me can reach it. It’s a peg mount and latch fixture and fits all standard interior doors measuring up to 1 3/8″ thick.
These locks are great if you have the kind of interior door knobs that don’t allow for the conventional door knob cover, or if your smarty-pants child has conquered the task of opening the door with the knob covers, (luckily my little genius hasn’t got that one figured out yet.)
These two locks are just a couple of the more “advanced” safety items you may need as your child grows. Check out http://www.safebeginnings.com for your childproofing needs whether your child is yet to be born or school-aged.
What do you do to keep your home safe?
Safe Beginnings is giving two lucky readers a chance to win a 12 pack of either the bi-fold door lock or the Deluxe Top Door Lock (you must choose one, and there will be 1 winner for each.)
Here’s how to win: Using the entry form directly below this post (NOT the comment form), submit your name, an email address that you check regularly, and the entry you are submitting. *Please note the Mandatory Entry MUST be completed before you can qualify for additional entries.
Giveaway ends June 21st @12:00 am. The winner will be chosen at random, verified, emailed, and announced in a Winner’s post. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email from MommyB to claim the prize, if the prize is not claimed within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen at random. You must be a US resident and 18 years or older to enter.