When I first had Ryder I was able to watch his every move at home and I never thought much about childproofing or child safety in my apartment. We don’t have stairs and the kitchen is pretty contained so we easily blocked it with a gate when he started crawling and walking—other than a few outlet caps. And we wound up getting rid of our glass coffee table, still never replacing it. But along came Siella then Gemma and I realized I couldn’t keep my eyes on all of them at all times so I had to modify a few things.
Those early days of motherhood and childproofing our home may seem like ancient history since my youngest, Gemma, will be five-years-old in March but a recent visit with our little cousins proved that childproofing and safety is still important. I didn’t realize how dangerous our apartment is for babies!
We spend so much time with our little cousins Emilia who is three-years-old and very curious, and baby John, who is almost 7-months-old. He just starting to crawl and get himself into all sorts of mischief, so it is mandatory that I think of their safety. And it’s not just visiting relatives we have to worry about, plenty of Gemma’s little friends have younger siblings that often tag along on play dates. I would be horrified if one of those little munchkins got into something and hurt themselves.
I know it seems funny for me to be so focused on child-safety but the dangers of my apartment became quite clear to me when baby John crawled over to our media center, pulled out all our CDs and DVDs and started chomping away on them. We accidentally left the doors open and were a little distracted chatting with the bigger kids so we didn’t hear him work his way over to the cabinet at first—but we did hear a stack of DVDs come cascading out. Of course he loved it but it could have been a dangerous situation.
I was so happy that I had already installed Safe Lock® on all of the cabinets! I just clicked the switch and closed the doors. John wasn’t thrilled that his discovery mission met an abrupt end but I was able to rest assured he wouldn’t get hurt on anything.
Mayapple Baby® is an innovative baby products company based in Brooklyn, NY and they just launched Safe Lock®, which is new child safety product with a patent-pending magnetic cabinet lock from Roving Cove®. The Safe Locks are installed (discreetly) inside your cabinets and strongly secure the doors shut. The magnets are able to penetrate 1.5 inches of solid wood and have an easy one-handed operated Ring Key that slips over your finger with a powerful magnet inside that disengages the lock so you can open each door. The ring makes it easy to unlock the door with one hand—because, honestly, when do moms ever have two hands free for anything?
Besides installing with the pre-applied tape, Safe Lock also has the option to screw on to your cabinet door.
Installation and operation is so easy, Safe Lock® is the first only child safety lock that uses the Patent-pending Starter Tape™ system so you can adjust and install the locks without templates. The high-performance acrylic 3M Tape sticks and actually stays put.
There is also an on/off switch so you can leave the cabinets unlocked when your home is little-kid-free. This helps when I am cooking because I don’t have to worry about unlocking each cabinet, but even if I have to, the one-handed magnetic Ring Key is a cinch (and it sticks to the refrigerator so I always know where it is). The Mayapple Baby Roving Cove® magnetic cabinet locks are available on Amazon and come in a set with 8 locks and 2 Ring Keys in ivory white or a really sleek blue color.
There is no excuse not to childproof your home when the whole process is this easy and I am making it even easier with a fun giveaway!!!
1st prize: $100+value in product (including 2 safe locks)
2nd prize for 20 people: 33% off coupon code on Amazon for Safe lock (if you post a
review of the product on Amazon MayappleBaby will send you a Suri the Octopus set of 3 silicone teethers!)