Child Safety: Velcro® Quick Locks

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: The case for child safety locks, by Smiley, on Flickr

Need to lock up the fridge, oven, cupboard, etc. to keep out the kids (or pets!)?

Anywhere you can place this lock on a door and around a corner edge, it will work!

Cut two pieces - 2" x 2" (5 cm x 5 cm) - of self-stick loop Velcro®.

Cut one piece - 6" x 2" (5 cm x 15 cm) of hook Velcro®. Cut this piece longer if needed to wrap around corner of fridge or cabinet.

Attach one short piece of loop Velcro® at each end of the long hook Velcro®.

Image: Attach one short piece of loop Velcro (r) at each end of the long hook Velcro(r)
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Place high, out of your child's reach, on the fridge, microwave, freezer, cabinet, etc. - wrapping it around the edge of the door and onto the body of the fridge, microwave, freezer, cabinet, etc.

Clean the area with an alcohol wipe first, for a strong adhesive effect. Peel off protective papers, and stick loop Velcro® pieces into place - one on the door, one on the side - about 6" apart (or further if you cut a longer Velcro® strap). Let dry overnight for best results.

To use: Just unfasten hook Velcro®, and open the door. Then refasten when the door is shut.

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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