How To Prevent Toddlers Playing With Doors - Childproofing With Door Monkeys
A review for one of the best and useful childproofing devices
Are you worried about your toddlers playing with the doors all the time and hurting their fingers? I have found that using door monkeys is the best way to prevent this easily and effectively.
Door monkey is a childproofing device that helps you to keep your little kids away from manipulating the doors of your home, and thus prevents them from cutting their finger accidentally.
I have to say I love this product. In fact it was a life saver for me. When my first child started walking, he loved playing with the doors and pinched his fingers twice. Also there was a risk that he might get locked inside. It was not an age when he could remember if something was not safe for him, and I had to constantly watch if he is putting his hands in between the doors. I tried a lot to find a solution for this problem, and finally I found the door monkeys from amazon.
If you stay at your own home, you can find a permanent solution by getting new latches for your doors which your child cannot access. That is what I am trying to do now with my younger child. But this was not possible for me with my first one since I was staying in a rented house at that time, where I was not allowed to make such modifications.
The good thing with door monkeys is that you can easily install them in any standard 1.38″ thick door without the help of any extra tools and you can remove them whenever you want to. Just make sure that you put it in a height your child can’t reach.
You can also easily carry the door monkeys with you while you are traveling and even use them in the grandparent’s home or your friend’s home if you want. There will be a partial opening once you put the door monkey in the door, which helps with air circulation. In case your child is sleeping inside the room, by putting the door monkey in the door you can make sure your child won’t close the door from inside and get locked inside in case he wakes up. I used door monkeys for the bedroom as well as the bathroom. The only thing that you may need to make sure is if the product suits your door type.
Door monkey was one of the best products I ever purchased to childproof my home and it helped me a lot by giving me some peace of mind when my toddler was running and playing around!
A video from YouTube that demonstrates the use of door monkeys
If you are trying to avoid your toddler from playing with your front door, it is best to install a child gate there, which is what worked for me.