Door Locks and Door Knob Covers

Baby Safety and Childproofing

Use doorknob covers and door locks to help prevent children from entering rooms and other areas with possible dangers. Doorknob covers and door locks can help keep children away from places with hazards, including swimming pools.

Be sure the doorknob cover is sturdy enough not to break, but allows a door to be opened quickly by an adult in case of emergency. By restricting access to potentially hazardous rooms in the home, doorknob covers could help prevent many kinds of injuries. To prevent access to swimming pools, door locks should be placed high out of reach of young children. Locks should be used in addition to fences and door alarms. Sliding glass doors, with locks that must be re-secured after each use, are often not an effective barrier to pools.

Typical cost of a doorknob cover: $1. Door lock: $5 and up.

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