+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 67
  1. #31
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2,673
    Thanks
    1,008
    Thanked
    2,414
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I thought about it so much when my youngest was that age. He would get up in the middle of the night and raid the fridge and freezer (they had locks on them, but that only stalled him for a week) and he would play with toys. We didn't always hear him. We had one of those alarms that go off when they leave the bed but he destroyed it. He was such a handle, it was so hard. We couldn't do anything major as we were renting, but I always hesitated locking him in and thankfully he stopped with his midnight roaming sessions.

  2. #32
    Mod-biscotti's Avatar
    Mod-biscotti is offline Administrator Administrator
    Winner 2012 - Naughtiest/Cheekiest Mod
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    16,305
    Thanks
    1,712
    Thanked
    3,743
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by pisang View Post
    If there was a fire him knocking would wake me plus all the smoke detectors.
    Unfortunately unconsciousness from smoke inhalation is a very real danger and there may be no knocking to hear I'm sorry
    And to be honest, I wouldn't rely on smoke detectors either. A complete family (mum and daughters) perished in a home fire not far from us and not that long ago and it's always very much on my mind

  3. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Mod-biscotti For This Useful Post:

    Gracie's Mum  (07-07-2014),sky1  (04-07-2014),Star81  (04-07-2014)

  4. #33
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,487
    Thanks
    449
    Thanked
    1,571
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    No, my kids only roam into my bed - and they hate having their door closed let alone locked.

  5. #34
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    844
    Thanks
    84
    Thanked
    235
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by pisang View Post
    Its early morning. I do feed him enough at night.
    I just havnt heard him get up. If there was a fire him knocking would wake me plus all the smoke detectors.
    He is 2 so I am trying to teach him not to get into and touch everything but its the 3rd time getting up to a mess and almost having to ditch the mat so I was a bit frustrated this time.

    Im suprised no one elses little ones get up to roam thats really lucky
    My Ds1 has always gotten up very early and has on a number of occasions gone hunting for food. You're not alone in that one! Most of the time I would hear him if he opened the fridge.


    Sent from my iPhone using The Bub Hub mobile app

  6. #35
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    4,589
    Thanks
    1,303
    Thanked
    2,569
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    No way. Its not teaching anything and could be very dangerous.
    Please do not only rely on smoke detectors. Many people sleep through them or are rendered unconscious without even realising it.
    I myself have slept through a smoke alarm right outside my bedroom door (the battery was dying) but was woken by my lovely neighbours smashing my bedroom window to get to me. I am not a heavy sleeper at all.

  7. #36
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    6,649
    Thanks
    99
    Thanked
    862
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    We have a plastic child proof cover on the inside of DD2's door so she couldn't let herself out.
    I have plenty of reasons why and am happy & confident in our decision.

    When we night toilet train her later this year it will come off for good.

  8. #37
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2,673
    Thanks
    1,008
    Thanked
    2,414
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I am curious by those who are concerned about the op not waking up to a smoke alarm, but not being able to access her child in a fire when the door was locked? Maybe I'm just tired, but how is the op going to save her child with the door open if a smoke alarm isn't going to wake her?
    OP - basically you need to work out what is going to be safer. For my youngest, just before he stopped he starting turning the knobs on the stove, and pressing buttons on the microwave, it was getting dangerous for him and the hazards inside the house were more of a risk than a potential fire. There were twin boys near me growing up, and when they were 2 they climbed up on to the stove, got matches off the fridge and set each other on fire when their mother was asleep. She woke up to their screams So if your DC is going to be safer with a lock on the door then do it. If my DS hadn't stopped waking up we would have locked him in. The dangers in the house were outweighing the potential risks of having him locked in a room.

  9. #38
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    3,757
    Thanks
    1,206
    Thanked
    2,112
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    I am curious by those who are concerned about the op not waking up to a smoke alarm, but not being able to access her child in a fire when the door was locked? Maybe I'm just tired, but how is the op going to save her child with the door open if a smoke alarm isn't going to wake her?
    This is a major stress point for me (I work in safety so always on my mind).

    My DD1 has done practice evacuations in our house, she knows if she a) smells smoke b) sees a fire or c) hears the alarm, how to get out in a few different ways. This way she doesn't rely on us and we don't rely on hearing the alarm.

    If we had a lock that would eliminate a few evacuation routes.

  10. #39
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2,673
    Thanks
    1,008
    Thanked
    2,414
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    This is a major stress point for me (I work in safety so always on my mind).

    My DD1 has done practice evacuations in our house, she knows if she a) smells smoke b) sees a fire or c) hears the alarm, how to get out in a few different ways. This way she doesn't rely on us and we don't rely on hearing the alarm.

    If we had a lock that would eliminate a few evacuation routes.
    Fair enough. I have done the 'fire safety talk' with my kids too...but I tell them to smash a window and to not come through the house looking for us. So perhaps it depends on the layout of your house? I know my DS wouldn't have understood any fire safety talk when he was at 'lets try and kill myself in the house' stage, but for us to leave the house we would have run past his bedroom window and would have gone through that way.

  11. #40
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    3,757
    Thanks
    1,206
    Thanked
    2,112
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    Fair enough. I have done the 'fire safety talk' with my kids too...but I tell them to smash a window and to not come through the house looking for us. So perhaps it depends on the layout of your house? I know my DS wouldn't have understood any fire safety talk when he was at 'lets try and kill myself in the house' stage, but for us to leave the house we would have run past his bedroom window and would have gone through that way.
    It does depend on the layout of course, but that's why it's extra important to have all exits available to kids. If there is a fire in a kids room, you'd rather two potential exits than one.


 
+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Sliding Closet Door Lock?
    By debsch in forum Safety Issues
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-01-2014, 22:00
  2. Replies: 22
    Last Post: 01-11-2013, 09:39
  3. So want to lock my daughter up! This generation is bad!
    By bubbles89 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 90
    Last Post: 24-09-2013, 18:01

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pyjamas.com.au
With so many gorgeous brands and styles for every season, our pyjamas, nighties, robes, sleepsuits and sleeping bags are lovely for lights out and perfect for lazy days. Get 10% off first order using code bubhub. Be quick offer ends 31/12/16.
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
ProSwim
ProSwim runs learn to swim classes for babies, children and adults. Our indoor centre in Plympton Park has lessons all year round, including school holidays. We also offer outdoor programs during the summer months (Oct-Mar) at Rostrevor college.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!