Babyproof cabinets!

I hate baby latches. Either they don’t work, as in the baby can still open them ;), or they are so hard to get open that I contemplate unscrewing the handles to get into the cabinet or give up the contents as lost. Anyway, what works for me to babyproof cabinets on my double cabinets are simple baby links, normally meant as toys:

Babyproof cabinets - Baby Latches on double cabinets

Just connect two of them to each handle (left photo – you might need an extra one between, depending on your handles) and you can detach them for easy access (right photo). It still keeps the little explorer out (altho I do have to occasionally tighten the screws on the handles from him yanking on them), even as he destroys the rest of my house on a regular basis!

13 Responses to Babyproof cabinets!

  1. Katrina June 22, 2006 at 12:22 pm #

    This is a great idea! I will definitely use this when my little guy becomes mobile.

  2. Traci June 22, 2006 at 12:27 am #

    That’s a great idea!

  3. Rebecca June 21, 2006 at 9:22 pm #

    Brilliant! I find regular baby latches too hard to undo, but that is just… genius! Thanks!

  4. Crystal June 21, 2006 at 8:11 pm #

    What a neat idea! I love those dual purpose ideas. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  5. Erica June 21, 2006 at 5:12 pm #

    Hi Lisa-
    You commented on my great white popsicle post. I wanted to let you know they are popsicle brand in the yellow box and they have a great white shark on the cover. Good luck finding them. They come with I believe 3 assorted flavors…. orange, cherry and then a mystery flavor.

  6. Lindsey June 21, 2006 at 3:52 pm #

    I like that…and I have like a million of those from our baby days sniff, sniff :(

  7. Laurie June 21, 2006 at 3:51 pm #

    What an ingenious and inexpensive idea. No babies at my house, but I’ll pass it along to those who need such an idea.

  8. Barb Szyszkiewicz, sfo June 21, 2006 at 3:35 pm #

    Those links are great! I used to hang a few from the stroller handle, to attach shopping bags.

  9. Janice June 21, 2006 at 2:54 pm #

    Great idea! I always had tons of these lying around.

    I like your blog – it is my first time here. Your masthead photos are so cute!

  10. Jennifer June 21, 2006 at 2:50 pm #

    Great idea, thank you!! I have put latches on the ones he really messes with, but I may try that.

  11. Lolly June 21, 2006 at 2:33 pm #

    SUCH a great idea – thanks for sharing! I’m loving your blog!

  12. Lori June 21, 2006 at 2:05 pm #

    What a genuis idea!!!

  13. Rachel June 21, 2006 at 1:50 pm #

    Great idea! Unfortunately, my one son would be able to work on that until he got it open, but that should work for most kids! :)

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