#1 Responsibility of Parenting
Our number one responsibility as parents is to protect our children. No parent wants their toddler to suffer the consequences of opening a door and going outside unattended or into a dangerous area. When Infant House is baby proofing Dallas Fort Worth Arlington McKinney Plano Denton Texas we use a unique door latch.
At about 18 months, children can turn a door knob, they might need both hands, but they can do it. Lever door handles are the easiest to open. The family cat and dog can open these; you don’t even need a thumb, just push down the lever.
Some of the areas of your home should be ”off limits” to your toddler. For example: The home office is full of hazards; paper clips and thumb tacks are choking hazards. Paper shredders will shred more than just paper and small fingers will fit into the slot. The garage is unsafe the moment a car pulls in and can never be assumed that it is childproofed. The heat underneath a car can reach over 1000 degrees and many garages contain anti-freeze, paints and lawn chemicals that are poisonous.
Door latches can make your job as a parent easier and safer for you family. Financially, it may be less expensive to simply latch the door versus baby proofing the whole room. There are numerous options and a professional baby proofer can advise you for the best latch for your particular situation whether it is a door to the street or the door to a storage room.
When you plan ahead and secure some doors, you will greatly reduce the risk of injury to your toddler and achieve your goal of protecting your child.