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    I hope this doesnt start a heated debate..
    But do people these days have locks on young kids doors? The ourside so during the night they cant get up and get into everything? For their own safety.
    Its that or lock every drawer fridge cupboard etc..
    My door as a child was locked when I would go through stages of gettibg up in the middle of the night and raiding the fridge freezer..
    Im not talking trapping a child if they want to get up. If ds wants to get up and knocks I will open the door ..

    No judging or flaming please just seeing what others have done to stop the middle of night dangers of toddles roaming the house.

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    All our bedroom doors have always been left open. Never had a problem with roaming small people or safety concerns/issues.

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    I have a roaming dog not toddler and we use a child security gate. I'm sure it would do the trick as its quite hard to open and a LO wouldn't be able to do it.

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    Our kids bedrooms doors are always shut (for aircon reasons) but never locked. Never had an issue with our toddler getting up in the night - she only gets out of bed in the morning to run to the loo. If she wakes during the night she calls out.

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    We've never had a lock on the door. My kids don't raid anything when they wake up, they come straight to my bed.

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    No. It's a safety hazard, what if there's a fire or other emergency where they need to open the door and you're unaware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    No. It's a saftey hazard, what if there's a fire or other emergency where they need to open the door and you're unaware?
    Yeah this has always been my thinking too.

    I haven't had a roamer yet though... If DD2 turns out to roam I'd probably use a baby gate

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    No, I've never heard of this being the norm. We shut all bedroom doors at night time, but don't lock any.

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    No, we don't have locks on one children's doors. The only doors we have locked are the front/back door and the laundry door has a security latch on it too.

    Personally, i wouldn't lock our children in their rooms. If they are old enough to be into things they know they shouldn't, then they are old enough to learn boundaries.

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    No but DS only gets up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet - is he raiding the fridge cause he's hungry? Maybe give him more dinner at night? Does he know he's not allowed to go to the fridge at night?


 

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