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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 11:42 am    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey Reply with quote

Thanks LF, time for some safety upgrades around the house. The boy can open doors now as well so I needed to get those door thingamabobs anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 1:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey Reply with quote

Hey papabear,

it's in the same section at Home Depot, combination chain/latch lock. I've already done it few months ago. My door were squeaking and my wife's friend lubed them up when she was baby sitting one time. I told her thanks, but I purposely left the door squeaking to hear in case someone forgot to lock the door to hear if the little dude is "escaping". I would consider the latch must have as it keeps the door shut tight. Otherwise if there were only a chain, the little sucker would yank it out by using a brute force too rumble with the door (as he already does with child safety thingies for the drawer cabinets) Wink .

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It's installed pretty high, so he can't reach it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 7:59 am    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey Reply with quote

Middle son - now 24 - when he was a toddler we ended up wedging pennies in his bedroom door (from the outside) to make the door latch too hard to open. But we could get in from the outside without problem.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey Reply with quote

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we ended up wedging pennies in his bedroom door (from the outside) to make the door latch too hard to open.


Hey, that's something that we used to do in college to other people, so that they could not get out of their rooms. We called it "Penny locking". Laughing I've never thought about doing that to our kids.

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 1:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey Reply with quote

Do you place the pennies between the latch plate and the wall?

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey Reply with quote

The way we did it in college was to push the door as hard as we could near the top, and place the pennies b/w the door and the door jam. By doing this, it would put so much pressure on "bolt" that you could not turn the door knob.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 3:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey Reply with quote

Interior doors open in (so you can't mess with the hinge pins) but you can place pressure on the door lock (friction) so that insider can't get out.

In 'emergency' someone outside simply grabs the knob and pulls to release the pressure and then opens the door (pennies from heaven). Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2003 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey - Toddler pulls 3/4" tack from recliner Reply with quote

My 15 month old managed to pry a somewhat loose fitting tack from the back of our lazyboy-type recliner (ours is a Berkline) earlier this week. Good thing was we were around when it happened, & no real harm was done. I sort of knew in the back of my mind that the plactic headed tack was there, but wasn't astute enough to realize my kid could actually pull it out. Also, if the chair was placed up against the wall, he likely wouldn't have noticed it, nor have the space required to pull it out.




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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2003 10:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey Reply with quote

A close-up of the tack.
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2003 9:17 am    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey Reply with quote

And how many have those upholstery pins. the kind with a plastic head and a corkscrew metal pin?
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Magnets for little fingers.

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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2003 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey Reply with quote

We had a deodorizer end up looking that, too. Our daughter used it as a hanger to put her "gold" necklace on. The chain fell behind, and the look on her face was really something. I myself, as a kid tried to plug my own nightlight in, in the dark. I figured if I held the prongs with my fingertips, I could feel for the slots, and then................... bigcry
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2003 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey Reply with quote

Well, the kid sometimes points to the burnt plugs and pretends to put something in (he can't since I put the cover on). We try to remind him of his "owey" accident, but he seems to have forgotten the scare he did to himself.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey Reply with quote

Rog, glad to hear he's alright.. You can never be too careful with kids as they will always find a way to get into things.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey Reply with quote

4 years, 3.5 months. That has to be a record!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Home Saftey Reply with quote

Our home owner association sent out the news every so often and I remember them sending one out about the scented plug in's causing fires in homes so please beware of them.
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