Kids get into things. I'm sure this isn't news to you. I couldn't count the number of times I have had to install locks just to keep things out of reach. It really stinks when you live in an apartment. I installed locks, but the landlord might not have been too happy when we left and all those holes were there. And even in our homes, I buy locks, screw them in and they break a week later. Then I have to buy the same crappy locks over again or buy new ones with a different hole set-up. It's a pain and it's expensive. For a long time, I just gave up on locks. Bad, I know... but the frustration alone was killing me.
Turns out that my kids like to get into things now that they're older. Yes, my big kids, the one's who aren't babies. SO regular old baby locks weren't gonna work. That's where our new Birch Safety Cabinet Locks come in. They make it so that even grown-ups can't get in! Unless they know how, that is.
First of all, no hardware involved. No drilling, no nailing, no screwing, nothing! Just peel and stick. And the bond is strong, it wasn't your stupid average peel and stick things that come right off. And because it is a strong hold, it comes with a measuring tool to help you out. I didn't use it and only had to readjust a couple times. It is possible to readjust, by the way. Not super easy, but definitely doable and the bond stays strong.
Secondly, you know how when you install locks, they are all made so that you can stick your fingers into the door and press some latch thing..? Well these aren't designed that way! No fingers can get in there to figure out the lock or to pry the door open and break the lock. There's no gap for fingers to get into, it just doesn't open!
So finally, the key is magnetic. It can stick to the washer, dryer, fridge, stove, whatever. But in case you need it, the kit comes with a peel and stick key holder. Okay, so here's how it works.
After you stick it where it's supposed to be, you can choose to activate the lock or not. This is great because when your child is away overnight, you can choose to keep it inactive so you don't need a key to get to your spices or whatever. You do this by flipping the little switch on top of the lock.
If you choose to have it in the lock position, then all you need to do is place the lock against the door and the lock will be magnetically lifted into the inactive position while the key is there. As soon as the key is removed, the lock becomes active again. The only down side to this whole thing is that you need two hands to open the door, unless you're super talented.
These locks are by far the best child locks that I have ever used. EVER. I recommend them whole-heartedly. They make a great baby shower gift too. Do you keep any cupboards locked?
To learn more, check out Birch Safety on Amazon.
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