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    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    My 2 year old knew how to unlock them and climb over them. We had to put a lock on the baby gate on our stairs so that it wouldn't open when he got it open due to the extra lock holding it in...he solved that by breaking the bar the lock was attached to. So no, in our instance it wouldn't have...but a gate is the same as a lock in terms of a fire...if they can't get out of a baby gate, they may as well be behind a closed door.
    Fair enough then if they don't work then I guess you do have to explore other options.

    I see how gates are a barrier in a fire for a child, but I've always looked at them as, the chances are a kids screams could be heard if need be, and it wouldn't be as much of an obstacle if a parent needs to fight their way in.... Where as beating down a door when there is the force of a fire behind it would be near impossible.

    But like I said, if they don't work then you gotta do what you gotta do I'd just want to explore all other avenues first which it sounds like you have

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    Quote Originally Posted by sajimum View Post
    That's very true and I agree about weighing up the risks. By the sounds of it though the OP's son is just raiding the pantry/fridge, not doing anything particularly dangerous.


    No sorry I didn't think I put across ds just raids the fridge. . He also got a knife out . He could also pull out plates break them cut himself pull furniture down.. do anything really because he is roaming free.. he is 2 so he can do what he likes. .its not about food.. I didnt mean it to come across that way.
    Thanks for understanding everyone I have a lot to think about. I might get an alarm for his door so when it opens I hear it.. I dont want him to panick like one person said if he finds himself locked in. .
    But I just want to know he is safe when I put him to bed

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    But doors could be left open to hear them.
    That depends on the layout of your house

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
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    But like I said, if they don't work then you gotta do what you gotta do I'd just want to explore all other avenues first which it sounds like you have
    My terror toddler is off to big school next year and sleeps right through the night, or calls out to us if he wakes up. It was nearly three years ago for me now, and we didn't end up putting a lock on his door because he stopped doing it before we had made a firm decision to lock him in, so I didn't lock him in his room in the end...but it was something that we discussed, for his safety.

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    Just read through the rest of the thread and didn't even think of the fact he could turn oven on .. lock himself in fridge.. turn stove on.. omg. .
    I need to do something about this tomorrow.

    What do u all think about the door alarm.. he knows how the gates work so no to that..
    Until he completely gets that he cant play with the dangers in the house.. Now im seriously worried about this

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    how about a bell on the top of the door so it jingles when it's opened?

    we have gates on the top and bottom of our stairs and will be gating off the kitchen soon. thankfully she's not a climber! if we ever build, I'll do barn door for our dd's room as she also loves to roam at night (special needs cheeky monkey). it'll never be locked though - I'll lock off the fridge & drawers first

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisang View Post
    Just read through the rest of the thread and didn't even think of the fact he could turn oven on .. lock himself in fridge.. turn stove on.. omg. .
    I need to do something about this tomorrow.

    What do u all think about the door alarm.. he knows how the gates work so no to that..
    Until he completely gets that he cant play with the dangers in the house.. Now im seriously worried about this
    I would do a door alarm for sure. I don't know that they existed when my DS was roaming. Locking the fridge didn't work for us...his big sisters couldn't unlock it, but he had mastered it within a week...he just needed a chair to reach it, but by learning that he needed a chair to access the fridge made him realise how much more he could access on a chair and he just carried that around with him to reach more things. I busted him unlocking the front door once (other end of the house to our bedroom). It was just lucky his chair was stopping him from opening it, or else he would have been gone. We used to leave the key in the door incase there was a fire so the kids could get out, as they were so far away from us when they were sleeping...but it just became yet another hazard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisang View Post
    No sorry I didn't think I put across ds just raids the fridge. . He also got a knife out . He could also pull out plates break them cut himself pull furniture down.. do anything really because he is roaming free.. he is 2 so he can do what he likes. .its not about food.. I didnt mean it to come across that way.
    Thanks for understanding everyone I have a lot to think about. I might get an alarm for his door so when it opens I hear it.. I dont want him to panick like one person said if he finds himself locked in. .
    But I just want to know he is safe when I put him to bed
    Sorry I misunderstood/misread. I thought he was just getting some food out to eat. I can certainly understand you wanting to make sure he is safe. It sounds like there have been a few options suggested that you can try. I hope something works for you soon.

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    And this is why my 2.5 yr old ds is going to be in a cot til he's five!!!!! Lol

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    No locks on doors as i have an open door policy.

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