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I bought one of these for our fridge and our freezer as my daughter doesn't prefer one over the other. The freezer may be colder but that just means she moves away from that one quicker and leaves the door open!!!
These were relatively cheap, £1.25 each I paid. The packaging was simple, flimsy plastic covering over cardboard but I could see what I was getting so that's fine. Easy to open and get into. The plastic clip itself has the sticky pads on either end, so you pull the paper off and stick it to the side and door of your fridge/freezer. There is a little sticky out part that catches on the door section, which stops the door from opening, until that is you push the sticky out part backwards a little then it fits through the hole no problems. I did find this very stiff to begin with and had problems myself opening the fridge so knew my daughter would never be able to get in. I had to hide how to open it or she would have cottoned on very quickly.
I will say that I have had to replace these both, the freezer one broke, the plastic bit you push to open it with snapped off, maybe we pushed it a little too hard? The sticky pad gave up the ghost and kept slipping down the side of the fridge. I bought the same set again, if I have the same issues again I may have to get another brand.
I have been taking my baby to sure start playgroups since she was 4 months old and aways learn lots of new things, my baby plays with new toys, gets used to other babies ,and best of all we get free things. Can't be bad!
A few months ago we recieved a free home saftey starter pack, which I can assure you has been a God send. It is a 30 piece gift set that just keeps giving. We have been using all the different pieces at different stages as my baby develops and explores new things. Just 4 days ago at 16 months she has discovered her new found strength and is able to open the fridge. Her new found treasure chest is full of delights including 'balls' (cherry tomatoes), feta 'cheeeeeese', apples , and her most beloved innocent Orange juice. At first she would stand in awe for a few minutes and stare in delight. Then yesterday she decided to open the mushrooms and start eating them, begged me to open her youghurt, and feed her the teeth rotting juice.
Enough was enough. I delved into the cupboard and brought out my trusty saftey pack.
The lock consists of two pieces of white sturdy plastic.One is about 5 CMS long. It has one rounded end wich ends in a square shape.Then there is a 1x2 cm thin indented rectangle.This rectangle slots into the second piece. The second piece is around 7 cm and curves round to where the other piece clips into.To open you lift the top of the clip. This all sounds very complicated and is hard too explain but in real life it is extremely simple to use. To attatch it to the fridge each end has a sticky pad. Just peel off the blue paper and stick it to the correct place on your fridge. The glue is extremley strong so it is of upmost importance to get it in the right place the first time or it will be very difficult to unstick.
With a sigh of relief I took out the fridge lock and measured it up to my fridge. And horror of horrors it was nowhere near long enough. Now I believe my fridge is of average size but obviously not as the lock would go nowhere near it.
I am very glad that I hadn't bought these seperatly as I would have been very dissapointed to get them home and find they were not suitable. Luckily I also had a toilet lock in my pack so used that instead. And it works perfectly. My baby is not able to get in there but always stands trying to figure a way of getting in. We make sure not to let her see how to open it as she will probably be able to do it.
You can buy these fridge locks seperately from Amazon at £1.99 but make sure they fit your fridge. If they do I am sure they will work perfectly as they are made of very sturdy plastic and are hard for small adventurous hands to open.
Overall if they would have fitted I am sure they would be a life saver and well worth £1.99. The only come in white so if you have a different colour fridge they won't look too good.
The moment my back is turned Hannah and Jess loves nothing more than playing in the fridge and taking food out this mostly always results in eggs being splat on the floor and lumps of cheese being chewed yes my girls are little monsters.
After weeks of mess and me trying hard to keep my eye on them at all times it proved to much so i decided to buy fridge locks well truth to be known i did not know they existed until searching the internet.
The reason i went for the clippasafe brand was because i had used their products before and they are miles cheaper than everyone else.
The clippasafe fridge lock costs only £1.70, these can be bought in most good baby shops including online shops.
The lock comes in a blister packaging with instructions on the back of the card, it explains how to fit the lock with diagrams easy to follow.
Clippasafe fridge locks are universal so with fit most makes and models.
How it works is with adhesive pads , there are two parts to the lock one long part that sticks on the side of the fridge the adhesive pad is already on just peel away the paper and stick on the side, the other part is a small corner hook has two edges and also has the adhesive pad on it peel and stick it has to be inline with the other part.
The loop attachment is the part on the side of the fridge and the hook should be on the door, the loop that clips onto the hook is pretty flexible and when the door is closed the loop part can be pushed away from the hook allowing the fridge door to open, when closing the door the hook and loop attach themselves without me having to touch it.
I love the way the fridge lock works very simple design but really works, i was in two minds about this one due to the stick adhesive pads but the fridge lock has been on for nearly one and half years has never come off, makes me wonder how easy it will be to come off but i am guessing i will have to scrape the pad off the fridge when finished.
The fridge lock stopped Hannah and Jess and they were frustrated at first but they quickly got to know they cant get in the fridge and don't bother now.
I would highly recommend the clippasafe fridge lock sticks a treat :-) and stop your little moneys getting in.
Easily fitted to fridges and freezers to prevent access. Self locking.