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Duffymoon

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Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 9:00pm

Safety catches for kitchen cupboard doors with frames

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Does anyone have safety catches for kitchen cupboards/drawers which are set within a frame? I bought a batch of safety catches but because of the frames they aren't suitable. I think we could attach a piece of wood first but there must be some on the market for this style of kitchen cupboards? Does anyone know/use/have any (preferably ones which aren't on show).

The children are actually very good at only opening the one cupboard i let them empty (all plastic stuff!) but i'm thinking that at 16 months they've probably not reached the real mischievous age!

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Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 10:53pm

Hi Duffy :smile:

We decided to get cupboard catches ages ago after Nancy found the mustard powder and emptied the lot on herself when I turned my back on her for a millisecond! Not sure if the ones we have are suitable for your cupboards Drawer and Cupboard Catches White - 12pk **not a FZ endorsed link**

I hope you find some that work.

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Thursday, July 14th 2011, 8:30am

what kind of handles do you have? My friend swears by elastic bands connecting two handles so that neither cupboard can be opened.
I haven't bothered with cupboard latches myself - I have an 'over the cupboard' towel holder hook that is wide enough to go across the top of the two under the sink cupboard doors (the ones with the dangerous stuff in). Despite being a complete minx Martha has actually been ok with the cupboards. I do have her play kitchen in the kitchen though, so she tends to just fiddle around with that 'copying' me.


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Thursday, July 14th 2011, 2:44pm

That's a good point Jen, when we stay at my mums we use elastic bands on some of the cupboards.


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Friday, July 15th 2011, 12:34pm

I was going to say I have plastic ones that go over the handles bought them from Smyths on a three for 2, no screwing in. x





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Friday, July 15th 2011, 2:20pm

We have Baby Dan magnetic locks and are very pleased with them so far. They are either fixed with adhesive or screwed in (we have screwed ours in.) There's a movie showing how they function, but I can't find English commentary :snigger: Crouching toddler hidden cupboard lock


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Friday, July 15th 2011, 4:29pm

Our kitchen has actually had locks on all the cupboards since we moved in and we've never removed them as were always trying for a family! They are great because they are screwed inside the door and have a hook, but you can also turn them 90 degrees, which effectively turns them off and you can use the door as normal. We have always kept them off, but are looking forward to turning them on! xxx

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Saturday, July 16th 2011, 10:14pm

Jensqui - what a great idea about the over door tea towel rail! I have one of those rails but never thought about sliding it accross both doors so that C can't get into them, i will be doing that now though. My dd only seems to be interested in the cupboards containing food (she's just like her father) but you cant be too careful




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Monday, August 8th 2011, 5:21pm

Thanks for the replies. Only taken me 3 weeks to reply :O

Jens - I think the elastic band might work, or maybe string that's un-'pingable' - the twins tend to try things together and four hands are stronger than two! Sadly we only have one cupboard which has handles close enough...

Since writing this post, they're still only opening the *safe* cupboards but I still want to sort it. Scarletty I shall check out the magnet things but gotta feeling they won't work for ours. PP I shall look at your suggestion too - thanks :D

Here's a pic of them; because of the frames there's no adjacent wood (i.e. the sides/ceilings) of the cupboards that you can affix stuff to. They do have sides and ceilings but they're set back a bit.



Anyway, I shall write again if/when I find something which works!

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