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After turning my back for one second our youngest son had tipped juice all over the floor and himself.. again! After trying many different multi purpose locks and catches that wer'nt hardy enough to stand our monster one year old we spotted this one on a baby shop website.
It was very cheap compared to some of the others we had tried but at £1.99 we went for it and purchased one hoping for the best.
It came in two parts, one catch and one clip with each part with a sticky foam already attached. Putting it on the fridge was easy as the bottom clip lines up with your fridge side whilst the catch sticks to the main door.
I was a bit unsure of the sticky tape working as it seemed a bit too easy but we have had no problem and both the one on our fridge and freezer are still where they were placed 6 months ago.
To open you push the front in and it releases the lock on the side meaning you can open the door. If you dont get the lock released enough the fridge doesnt open simple as that.
Our son tried for weeks to get back into the fridge but even he cant master the mighty safety first lock!
The only problem we had when he was fiddeling with it was that he has managed to pull off the front clip. We can still use the lock and it still keeps him out but we have to lift the catch as opposed to pushing the button to unlock.
The price for these locks are great and despite this are the best ones we have found after trying alot more expensive ones! Would reccomend these locks to anyone having problems with little fingers getting in their fridge or freezer as if our 'demolition man' cant pull it off noone can!
When my toddler 'A' reached 3 years old, she began to tear up everything. The Tv was smashed, my iPod was down the toilet, my carpets were smudged, everything was just an absolute mess. It wasn't long until she noticed the wonders of the fridge. She particularly enjoyed taking the cheese and butter and hiding them. She managed to hide a block of cheese (mozzarella ) and hide it at the back of the couch, underneath where there was a little burst bit. It began to stink the house out, and it was our little pooch who started scratching at the back of the couch for us to pull out a greyish-blueish block of cheese. It was then we realised we had to get something done about this.
We decided to move the drawers in the fridge so she couldn't reach anything. However she then noticed the wonders of her stool, and then she was away reaching even worse things. I never thought you could use safety locks, I have them for all my cupboards, but they are screwed on, and I naturally thought, how can you screw locks on to the materials fridges are made from? I then heard about fridge locks that stuck on. I bought a set from the pound shop, but 'A' sussed it out within seconds. A woman from my gym was telling us how she got fridge locks, and she was so amused at how her son couldn't open the fridge. She said it was 'safety 1st' When I first heard the brand name, I automatically heard 'ker-ching, ker-ching, ker-ching' in my head. They are such a well knowen brand that I couldn't afford their products. But I was very wrong. Their fridge locks were only £2, I thought this was pretty good value.
They attach on with sticky pads. In all honesty a strong two year old could pull if off no problem, I just gave the material of my fridge a little scratch with a knife, then super-glued it on. I would need it for when Summer grew up anyway. The lock itself works a treat, for adults it's a simple pull, push and click. It is a white, shiny plastic material, which didn't go very well with my kitchen, but at least it kept my fridge safe. It's always amazing watching 'A' trying to pull of it, we have even caught summer trying to do the same. It has never broken, and after we super-glued it, it has never fallen off. It has remained on our fridge for 6 months now, I think it will be staying there for a while longer also.
Keep toddlers out of trouble So simple, so easy, yet so effective. Keep toddlers out of your fridge / freezer.