This is where more modern and advanced cabinet locks are needed. The Safety 1st Magnetic Locking System will give you peace of mind knowing that even crafty and strong toddlers won’t be able to get into reachable cabinets. This magnetic lock system basically turns your cabinets and drawers child-proof. According to the manufacturer, this product was tested on August, 2017 to be able to resist strength tests from the same force typically exerted by toddlers ages 36 – 47 months.
There are a lot of great features for modern parents, such as an “unlocked” mode in case you need frequent short-term access to your cabinet, and it is fairly easy to install. Additionally, this safety first magnetic cabinet lock locking system is actually installed on the inside of your cabinets, so your modern looking drawers and cabinets will look as if nothing had been modified.
Our favorite component of this cabinet safety kit, however, is the key itself. By having the opening of your cabinets be tied to a key, it ensures that even the most clever of children can’t figure out how to open the door. Some parents prefer to have the key on them at all times, but we don’t actually recommend this. Instead, you’ll want to place the key in a high, out-of-reach location that is convenient for you. We find that keeping your child out of the door as you open cabinets also helps, as it won’t take too long before they see where the key is hidden.