It’s so rewarding to watch your kids grow and learn, but the need to baby proof can sneak up on you. As a busy mom, you need a solution that’s quick and easy to install yourself. These adhesive baby proofing kits have everything you need to ensure your small children are safe. Here are the best baby proofing tools for your home in 2021 that is on the market right now.
These magnet-release locks sit inside your cabinets and drawers to avoid kids fussing with them. There are no tools needed for installation; just peel off the protective paper and attach the lock. Use the included magnet keys to release the locks quickly. Locks can be enabled and disabled as needed. The kit comes with small stickers for the outside of the door or drawer to remind you or others in your home that there’s a baby proofing lock there.
Can use strong magnet if the key gets lost
Includes a spare magnetic key
Doesn’t work on all cabinet doors and drawers due to thickness
The coiled roll of edge protecting foam is pre-lined with self-adhesive tape for quick installation. It covers up to 18’ of surfaces with a cushion. The kit includes eight pre-made corner pieces, too. This baby proofing edge protector can be cut with scissors for a custom fit on tables and other surfaces with edges. The bumper is nearly ½” thick to absorb impact and prevent cuts and abrasions if kids fall into it. It’s odor-free and leaves no residue once removed. The brown color blends into wood and darker surfaces.
Works on slightly curved surfaces
Can work on slightly irregular surfaces like brick
The locks attach to the inside of your drawers and cabinet doors with adhesive so you can install them in minutes. They come with a small tool for precise measurements and reliable installation. The baby proofing locks come as a set of 12 so you can take care of all your kitchen or bathroom cabinets and drawers at once. The locks are released by applying a magnet puck to the outside of the door or drawer. Locks can be switched off for regular use of doors and drawers. The magnetic puck sits on a key holder that you keep out of kids’ reach.
Can be opened with a strong magnet if you lose the lock
Comes with two magnetic key pucks
Doesn’t fit all cabinet door and drawer thicknesses
These baby proofing straps from Jool are suitable for cabinets, trash cans, refrigerators, and even toilet lids. One side sits on a stationary piece, while the other side sits on the moving part. The straps come in a four-pack so you can apply locks to multiple items in your home. You can affix the baby proofing locks with the 3M adhesive strips, so they stay put without the need for nails or screws. The locks won’t leave holes or marks on your furniture. The slide lock has a sleek design that’s hard for small fingers to open but easy for adults to move.
Installs in seconds
Can be open with one hand
Can be hard to open in a hurry
By Melissa Bartholomew
Melissa is a clinical pharmacist licensed for practice in multiple US states. Her expertise stems from her near-decade long experience in the industry. Melissa began her pharmacy journey with her undergraduate biology and chemistry degrees, and later went on to earn her doctorate in pharmaceutical and health sciences. When she is not working, she is spending time with her children and furthering her passion for wellness.