Once those kiddos begin to crawl and move around, they become curious about their surroundings. When that happens, parents will find their children getting into cabinets and other areas that can be unsafe. Fortunately, cabinet childproofers can limit their access to spaces in kitchens and bathrooms.
We reviewed multiple best cabinet childproofers in 2021 currently on the market and are here to present you with our recommendations. Our top pick is Cabinet Locks Child Safety Latches. The honorable mention is Eco-Baby Child Safety Magnetic Cabinet and Drawer Locks. Finally, our bargain pick is Kiscords Baby Safety Cabinet Locks.
Eco-Baby Child Safety Magnetic Cabinet and Drawer Locks don’t require any drilling or screws to be installed. They include extra-strong magnets.
During our tests, we found these locks to be simple to install in a few minutes. The directions are also extremely clear and thorough to help avoid mistakes. We like how the locks have two positions to keep cupboards locked and open doors freely.
The locks can be difficult to align as they’re installed.
With the use of a magnet, Cabinet Locks Child Safety Latches remain secure with their innovative and minimal design. They can also be installed on drawers.
These are made with an extremely strong adhesive tape, preventing the materials from coming off easily. They’re also invisible from the outside of cabinets to ensure they don’t affect the aesthetics of your room. Our testers were surprised with how quickly these are to install, making them ready to use in minutes.
Testers found the safety latches would be easier to use if they included instructions. Some of the latches don’t always remain in the locked position.
Kiscords Baby Safety Cabinet Locks offer a high level of protection for cabinets with side-by-side knobs. They’re useful for childproofing without damaging cupboards.
We liked how easy these baby safety locks are to install without any drilling, magnets, or adhesive required. Our testers were impressed by their simple corded design, as they can be removed with one hand. The best part of these cabinet locks is they’re portable and can be moved as a child grows.
Unfortunately, the cabinets can still open a little once the cords are installed. The pieces don’t open all of the way, which makes them difficult to place around some knobs.
Skyla Homes Child Safety Magnet Locks are made to withstand forces up to 65 pounds and offer a simple installation process. They’re factory tested with USCPC certification.
We liked the minimal design of these magnet locks, which keep them from being an eyesore on cabinets. The white material blends in well with lighter colored cabinets. An on and off switch is included to turn off the magnets when children aren’t around.
They can be difficult to align during the installation process. These magnet locks require a bit of patience and take 24 hours to set.
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.