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Just get the magnet locking ones. Nothing to see on the front of the cabinets. Need the magnet key to unlock it through the door. Only babypoof thing that worked for my kids. Just don’t lose the magnet key...
Safety 1st Magnetic Locking System, 1 Key and 8 Locks [link]
Regarding a lockable drawer, can you install this on a drawer of yours? If all the furniture is hers, you can get a nightstand with a drawer and install that lock. I have that lock myself and it is super strong. There is nothing visible on the outside (you can't tell it got a lock) so it just looks like the drawer is a fake drawer or that its stuck.
Father of 3 kids here, PC cabinet has a magnetic kid lock on it. The plastic ones are junk that most kids can open by the time they are 3 or 4.
Edit: the oldest one (6) loves to watch me play games, so I've got a future PCMR gal up and coming. Can't wait to build her her own PC someday to game with. Minecraft is high on the list when she gets a bit older.
That's a tough one, but I would see if there was any type of special cabinetry or storage space that could be secure for when guests arrive but not so inconvenient to be annoying to get everything out.
My first thought was installing these magnetic cabinet locks or something similar but who knows. Just an idea!
My little destroyer is due in a couple of weeks. Will be the first child, assuming all continues to go well. I saw the magnetic cabinet locks at a co-workers house and really liked the idea. Any experience with these around here? Maybe not having any visible mechanism will lessen the interest? ...I'm so naive.
This kind? I haven't tried lifting it up to test if they disengage that way so not sure
I got them at home depot in the child safety aisle. I think they are made by safety first. Here they are on amazon Safety 1st Magnetic Locking System (1 Key and 8 Locks) [link]
Yup, pretty much these
I got them at home depot in the child safety aisle. I think they are made by safety first. Here they are on amazon
Safety 1st Magnetic Locking System (1 Key and 8 Locks) [link]
As other commenters have said, she could be looking for ways to help/things to do. Think of her like a toddler or a puppy, if you don't give her something safe and acceptable to do, she will have to come up with something on her own. You could set up "task stations" throughout the house; clean towels to fold in the laundry room, recyclables to wash in the kitchen, coloring or a puzzle in another room, have the broom and dustpan out where she can easily see them, etc. If they are easy, common (familiar) housekeeping tasks she should be able to do them without getting frustrated and feel like she is contributing. When you are working in the kitchen, you could have her wipe down the counters or table. Include her in as much of the housework as you can, if she spends 20 minutes washing the table, or ten seconds on the table, four minutes sweeping the floor, and 5 minutes washing recyclables and dishes that won't break, even if she does it all poorly, she was occupied where you can keep an eye on her, while you actually accomplish things.
If she can still read, you can type out instructions for things like creating a load of laundry (picture of a basket filled to a full load of things that can be washed together with instructions saying that the basket needs to be this full of the same color of dirty laundry before it can be washed). Also put reminders on the machines that you have to wait until the cycle is finished before things can be removed and a new load started, and a reminder to take out the load in the machine before adding a new load. Don't make a big deal about the instructions being for her, you and your partner can loudly remind each other to follow the instructions every time you go do laundry. You will still want to supervise her, but the signs might be enough to get the problem under control for awhile. You can also use a sharpie to make a bold mark showing where the dial should point.
Another commenter suggested having a decoy garbage can of clean recyclables for her to dig through, you could expand on that by having a large container of clean, mixed recyclables and some smaller bins to have her sort them into. She gets the fun of digging and gives her a way to "help". Things she finds that she seems especially enamored with (like your pill bottle) can live there. You could also try having her wash the recyclables as you get them and she can add them to her collection, if she has a constant inflow, you might be able to have a secret outflow. Going from ten to zero is much more upsetting and noticeable than removing the same number as are put in to maintain 20.
I agree with everyone saying to lock up the garbage and dog food. These are great for locking cabinets and you can get ones that use strong double stick tape if you don't want to put screw holes in the cabinets. You can also get safety locks (aimed at toddlers) for washers and dryers, it is possible that you could find one, or a combination of a couple, that would be too hard for her to figure out.
For your packages, if you have space by your door, you could get a locking storage bench (if the one you like doesn't have a way to lock it, it isn't too hard to add some hardware). UPS, USPS, and FedEx all have ways to add driver/delivery instructions to shipments, where you could put the combination, on their apps and webpages (unfortunately, I think you have to manually add them to each shipment).
And don't forget to buy some healthy dog treats (or reserve part of the pup's daily food allotment) and put one days worth at a time in a special treat container (or half a day to make it last longer), so she can still "spoil" the pup.
Magnetic locks for the cabinets and drawers. We went thru two other crappy kinds before these - I wouldn't use anything else.
This won't help for the fridge , but for the cabinets we got these and they work really well. [link]
I use this from Ikea. The shelves are sturdy enough to handle some weight and the shelves are adjustable to handle some tall bottles and some short squaty ones too. I used these hidden child safety locks to keep out prying eyes and fingers of all types.
Edit: Also, when I cant get the locks to open its time to quit for the evening.
There are many options available to you