Different Type of Safety Lock
August 14, 2018
I received this product as a free sample in exchange for this review. These are my honest thoughts about the product.
At first, I was really excited at the idea of a new type of safety lock (at least a new one to me - I had never heard of magnetic ones before). I have a six year old, and a three year old with special needs. I thought that these would be good for my younger son. As he is older, he is able to climb out/open many safety locks and gates, but we still have safety concerns, and don't want him to have access to places in our home where he could get into anything dangerous (cleaning product storage), or make a bigger mess than toddlers already do (diaper changing area).
What I like about this is that the key is removable, so it's not a type of latch or knob that our three year old has figured out how to open. I really thought that was a great idea. It would be something that he would not be able to get into.
What I didn't like about this product, is also that the key is removable. I had to make sure I didn't lose it... or that any of my other children would see it, and move it around the house. I did notice that there is a hole in the key, so you could attach it to a key ring, or something like that. But I did not do that.
The other thing that I didn't think of was that you would need to use a drill to hold the locks in place. So if you are concerned about putting holes into furniture in your home, I would select a different type of lock.
So in the end, I would say that these are a clever lock that you may like with older/taller toddlers. However, you may not want holes in your furniture, or lose the key if your'e not organized/careful.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.