Cabinet Locks & Latches Products and Installation

Choosing the Best Baby Proof Safety Locks & Latches for Cabinet Doors & Drawers

Children are natural born explorers, and no toy is as tempting as a cabinet or kitchen drawer that they’re not supposed to open. Unfortunately, this natural exploration can lead to all sorts of problems, from innocent messes to more dangerous accidents. From medicine to sharp knives, there are many things in a dresser drawer or kitchen cupboard that can pose a threat to a child. Luckily, there are many baby proof cabinet locks on the market for kitchen cabinets, medicine boxes, lazy susan cabinets and more that can help keep your children safe.

Magnetic cabinet safety locks are perfect for baby proofing any home because they’re discreet and invisible from the outside. Magnetic locks are installed on the inside of cabinets and drawers and are unlocked using a magnetic key. Best of all, these locks can be installed using strong adhesive tape, so you don’t have to drill any unsightly holes or use screws.

Adhesive strap locks are always a popular choice because they require no drilling and no screws. Installing adhesive strap locks to cabinet doors couldn’t be simpler. They can also be easily removed without damaging the cabinet’s surface. These locks can be used on just about anything in your house, from medicine cabinets to ovens.

Swivel latches are perfect for cabinets without knobs and drawers. These latches are super easy to install with a screwdriver and can be disengaged when not needed by simply turning them for 90 degrees. The swivel latches work by catching on the lip of the drawer, which prevents the door from being fully opened. To open the latch it’s enough just to press it with your finger. There are many popular lock brands that offer swivel latches, including Safety 1st and KidCo.

Spring latches have been popular since the 1980s because they’re affordable, easy to use and they work great. Spring latches are installed on the inside of any drawer or cabinet door and use a simple spring mechanism to keep the door locked. These latches are unlocked by simply pushing down on the spring.

Cord locks for kids are your best option for cabinets that have double doors with two knobs side by side. Cord locks essentially lock the knobs together so that neither door can be opened. Cord locks are easy to install as they require no drilling or adhesive tape, and they can be taken with you when you visit relatives or go on vacation. These locks have an easy-to-use slide lock mechanism that can be used with any knobs or handles.

Popular brands that sell child locks for cabinets include Safety 1st, KidCo, KisCords, Munchkin and Wonderkid. Although all of these brands specialize in locks, Safety 1st is definitely a top brand for its huge variety of child proof locks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to baby proof drawers?

The best way to secure drawers for babies and toddlers depends on the type of drawers you have in your home. For kitchen drawers or a chest of drawers in your bedroom that you pull out to open, magnetic locks, swivel latches or spring latches are the best locks to use. For other cupboards and dressers, adhesive strap locks can work well when there’s just one door that opens. Cord locks can be easily attached to dresser knobs.

How to baby proof cabinets and drawers without handles or knobs?

The best way to baby proof cabinets and drawers without handles or knobs is to use either adhesive strap locks or adhesive magnetic locks. These locks are easy to install, and they work on any flat surface.

How to baby proof cabinet doors?

The best way to childproof cabinet doors depends on the type of cabinet you have. If you’re looking to lock kitchen cabinets from babies, then spring latches, swivel latches and cord locks are all great options. Cord locks work for when you can’t or don’t want to use a drill for installing the lock (kids grow up, and drill holes stay). If you have a glass cabinet door, you can also use adhesive magnetic locks. It’s difficult to invent anything that will work with sliding door cabinets besides adhesive tape locks, but it’s still an option. And any type except cord locks will work for a single cabinet door.

How to baby proof a medicine cabinet?

Baby proofing a medicine cabinet or medicine box is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure the safety of your child or infant. Adhesive strap locks work great for single cabinet doors, however, magnetic locks, spring or swivel latches are more reliable options. In addition to using locks, it’s also important to keep medicines in child resistant containers and to keep medicine in a cabinet that’s high up and out of your child’s sight.

How to baby proof a lazy susan cabinet?

Kids can easily make a mess when they get into a rotating lazy susan cabinet, but they can also seriously hurt themselves by falling or getting stuck. The best way to create a baby proof corner cabinet is to use specialty lazy susan cabinet locks. These locks have a dual press button release, so your child won’t be able to push the cabinet open. You can also take action by removing breakable objects from the cabinet and replacing them with child-safe items.

How to baby proof cabinets without drilling?

There are plenty of options if you’re looking to baby proof your cabinets without drilling into them. Adhesive strap locks are perfect for cabinets with single doors, while cord locks can be used to tie two doors together. Additionally, many magnet locks come with strong adhesive strips for a drill-free installation.

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