Baby locks, also known as child safety locks, are devices used for locking furniture and appliances to prevent children from accessing their contents. They are easy for adults to install and use them but difficult for children to undo. To prevent them from swallowing medicines, playing with knives, or falling into the toilet bowl, baby locks should be used on most home furniture.
Types of Baby Locks
Kinds of Baby Locks include the following:
Cabinet locks are commonly used in cabinets found in the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. They come in two types: key locks and keyless locks. Keyless cabinet locks are either latches or clamps. Some secure double-fronted cabinets with handles that require simple sliding action.
Toilet locks keep toilet lids down to prevent babies from opening them. They can be directly attached to the toilet bowl or installed using adhesives.
Refrigerator locks keep refrigerator doors closed to prevent babies from opening them and accessing the contents.
Choosing Baby Locks (Buying tips)
Use and installation: Choose a baby lock that is durable enough to withstand constant pulls.
Installation: Look for a baby lock that does not scratch your furniture or appliance when installed. Choose one that does not require adhesives to prevent your furniture's finish or paint from peeling off.