Safely installing baby latches on cabinets

Cabinets can hide objects that are harmless to an adult who knows how to properly use them, but that are extremely dangerous for a baby or a toddler. Cabinets can store knives or poisonous substances that your child could get a hold of and ingest. They can also be easily opened or closed putting your son or daughter at risk of getting their finger stuck between the door. All these hazards pose a threat that can be eliminated by safely installing baby latches on cabinets.

Adhesive magnet baby latches prove to be extremely popular with DIY parents because this particular format is considered not only effective, but also simple to use and to install. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case.

Not only do most products easily break, but they also end up ruining furniture, leaving their mark long after they have been removed and are no longer needed.

Pictured below is a perfect example of a DIY job gone wrong.

Adhesive magnet baby latch Broken adhesive magnet baby latch that was installed by the customer

Damage caused by adhesive magnet baby latch The adhesive magnet baby latch installed by the customer, not only broke, but once removed, left permanent damage on the cabinetry

This broken adhesive magnet baby latch was installed by our customer thinking it would serve his family well, and not damage their cabinets. Unfortunately, as can be seen, this product not only broke, but permanently ruined the surface it was placed on.

Baby Safe Homes intervened by baby proofing the rest of the home and replacing the pictured broken adhesive magnet locks.

It is extremely important to choose the proper latch for your cabinetry. Adhesive latches may sound like a good idea, but the reality is that they end up causing damage and not doing the job they were bought for.

Let us assist you with your childproofing needs: Contact your local Baby Safe Homes safety professional or call 888.481.7233


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Many people put-off baby proofing because they do not have the time- there is absolutely no excuse for that. I have taken care of patients who have their babies fall down stairs, choke on door stoppers, and pull down furniture onto themselves. This can be prevented. And the service is very affordable- the only additional cost versus doing it yopurself is the labor cost.Thank you to Baby Safe Homes for providing an excellent service to me and my patients.

Shakha G. MD, Coast Pediatrics

Hi all. I just wanted to let you know that we recently used Baby Safe Homes to childproof our house. More than a few friends referred us to this company and I can’t speak highly enough it. They came to our house for a consultation, made recommendations, and did immediate installation. He was very honest and didn’t pressure us to buy or install anything we didn’t feel we needed to. If you have an infant ready to crawl (as we do) I’d highly recommend Baby Safe Homes.

Keely B

Thank you very much for making my house a safer place for my twin girls. You did a wonderful job! Everything works great, and I’m starting to appreciate all the devices even more as the girls get better at getting into things. I will certainly recommend Baby Safe Homes to all of my friends with kids and my patients.

Elena F., M.D., Scripps Clinic Pediatrics
Baby Safe Homes was an absolute pleasure to work with. I felt so overwhelmed by the process of babyproofing I procrastinated until my 8 month old was on the go. Within a few short days of my initial call Baby Safe Homes came out, gave me the guidance I needed, and proofed my entire house with top of the line products all within a 2 1/2 hour period. I can actually get more done now without constantly stopping to chase my son!
Stacie S
Thank you for helping us babyproof our new home. I loved that you gave us all the options and didn’t push anything on us and allowed us to pick what we felt was necessary. Also, I couldn’t believe how quick everything was finished. Within a few days of speaking with you, you came out and installed everything in just 2 hours! Our stair gates look and work great! I wish I had heard of you before and I will definitely recommend you to all of my family and friends. Thanks again.
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