Jump to content

Keeping little ones out of big ones stuff!


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

wacko.gif  I am at my wits end, our 17 yr old has own room and 12 yr old and 20 yr old share, the little ones think their rooms are goldmines.  They love discovering 'treasures' from the rooms, jewellery, bags, lipstick, highheels etc, etc  
The older ones of course get very cranky when they return home to find their stuff has been tampered with and I don't particularly want the little ones going through it either.
Just yesterday I found them painting each others toenails with dd's nail polish.  
I am contemplating a lock on the outside of the doors, up high so they can't open it, would that be too weird?  Dh thinks someone will think we are locking chldren in their rooms laugh.gif
I thought about the same type of stick on lock as we have on the dishwasher and fridge but they could probably push on the door hard enough to just pull the whole sticky part off.  (we're talking about a trio of terrors here!)
We've put everything up as high as possible but they are experts at climbing and using other stuff to reach their prize.
Any ideas?  We have of course talked to them about respecting others things, there are consequences if the are found in there going through stuff, they are supervised as much as is humanly possible but ther are still odd times when none of this works.
How do you deal with it, if you have little ones and older ones?
TIA

Edited by lifehacker, 03 February 2013 - 12:57 PM.


#2 melaine

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

Of course ideally you should teach them not to do it... but yeah, that hasn't worked in my bathroom with my 3 year old so I'd suggest the door locks!



#3 ~Sorceress~

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

I went with the stick-on locks on the bedroom wardrobes biggrin.gif .

#4 -Moxie-

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

Can you change the door handles to key lockable ones? I did this on my sewing room and the toy room.

The older kids would need to remember to lock them and you would also have a key. They could be left open at night.

#5 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

QUOTE (-Moxie- @ 03/02/2013, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you change the door handles to key lockable ones? I did this on my sewing room and the toy room.

The older kids would need to remember to lock them and you would also have a key. They could be left open at night.


hmm didn't think of that, they are really old doors though, like 120 yrs old so might not be an option.
Will have to speak to dh.

I think I will try the stick on locks for now, maybe it will give me a few more mins  to discover them trying to get in laugh.gif  

thanks!

#6 FeralZombieMum

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

We replaced the bedroom door handle with a lockable one - we ended up using an external door handle that requires a key to unlock - as the existing hole only allowed for this type.

#7 SDEE

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

we have the handle covers that need to be squeezed  certain way to turn (only for round door knobs) it a kind of child safe product you get at the hardware store


#8 laridae

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

I had a lock on my room as a teenager for that very reason!

A little latch that is like a hook & loop does the job if they only want it locked when they aren't in it (just put it up high) - or replace the door knobs with lockable ones if the need it locked while in their rooms.

#9 Bluenomi

Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

My sisters are 10, 12 and 18 years younger than me. The only thing that kept them out of my stuff was moving out! Door locking didn't work even then they were at the very top of the door. They quickly worked out how to get any of them open

#10 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

QUOTE (Alpha_Chook @ 04/02/2013, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You need these. We have them on all doors we want restricted access. The are adjustable to fit any door, no drilling is required and are easy to fit and remove. Just put them up high so they can't be reached by little hands. Eamon is a stubborn child and hasn't managed to break through these yet, though he has tried. I got mine from Big W



Thankyou biggrin.gif !!! they are perfect, will have a look at Big W tomorrow. original.gif

Bluenomi - that could very well be the case, master 6 scales the doorframes like spiderman!! hopefully it may just deter them a little (especially the younger ones) and  give me a few extra minutes to realise what they are doing before they get their grubby mitts on stuff.

#11 *maddierose*

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

My two youngest love their sisters rooms.

We just put a new door knob on dd1's room with a key lock. It is locked when she is not home, she has one key and dh and i have the other hidden.






1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Wondersuit heaven: Bonds & Disney launch exclusive collection

Bonds and Disney fans with babies to buy for will be celebrating this news. Bonds and Disney have just released collaboration Wondersuits.

Perth hospital mistakes cancerous tumour for "behavioural issues"

When Naomi Holly, a mother of three, noticed her eight-month-old daughter Nora, was having difficulty crawling and standing up as normal, she knew there was something wrong.

Piano playing dad soothes son to sleep in moments

There's nothing more frustrating, or distressing to a parent than a sick child who can't  - or won't got to sleep. 

Lucky escape for mum and bub after snake found in couch

Perth mother Laurie Rushton Dyble was sitting on a recliner chair in her home holding her six-month-old son when her husband suddenly told her to get up and leave the room.

When your partner misses the birth

While no one wants their partner to miss their baby’s birth, it can happen. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

Motherhood challenge: smug or just a bit of fun?

The #motherhoodchallenge sounds harmless, doesn't it? Some women disagree.

Who's the mum? Family photo goes viral

Last year, it was "The Dress". This year, it is a family photo that is breaking the internet.

5 easy meditation practices for beginners

So who's with me? You know meditating is one of the best things you can possibly do for yourself.

Woman to go on trial for being a bad housewife

An Italian woman could face up to six years in jail after her husband accused her of not doing enough cooking and cleaning at home.

Is the latest advice on women and drinking over the top?

While most expectant mums know to stop drinking when they’re pregnant, experts now warn women should stop drinking earlier than that. Is this necessary?

How household chores can double as a workout

If there's less than a slim chance you'll find time to get out for a jog or to hit the gym today, take heart in knowing that household chores contribute to the calorie equation.

I have no idea what I'm doing - and that's okay

Why don't we talk about the fact that when everything goes right, we may still feel completely lost, and certain that we have failed?

Dad warns of hair tourniquet danger after baby almost loses toe

A shocked father has shared his family's experience in a bid to warn other parents about the dangers of hair becoming entangled around a baby's toe.

Town welcomes first baby in 28 years

Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.

How to start teaching your kids road safety

It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.

Just announced: Bugaboo Cameleon³ Classic+ Collection update

Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.

The emotional moment a mum hears her late son's heartbeat

It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.

Nine reasons why you have 'brain fog'

One minute your productivity is skyrocketing and the next you're sitting there trying to focus – just like that you draw blank, your brain, mush.

I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Penny Wong

'The most hurtful argument in the marriage equality debate'

Labor frontbencher Penny Wong is used to to hearing arguments against same-sex marriage. But for Australia's most prominent gay politician, one hurts more than others.

Does exercise have to be fun to work?

Some things in life are inherently served with a big scoop of fun: balloons, bubbles, cupcakes to name but a few, but exercise?

Hair dye gives woman second-degree burns

She wanted a fresh colour for 2016, but instead she got chemical burns.

Kelly Slater saves mum and toddler from 'freak wave'

A Perth family has thanked US surfing "legend" Kelly Slater after the star saved a mother and a young toddler from "a freak wave" in Hawaii.

Apple recalls millions of power adapters

Tech giant instigates massive international recall of power point adapters due to risk of electric shock.

Toddler's adorable alphabet goes viral

It's impossible not to share this little boy's excitement  about the alphabet.

Tot's nighttime waking saves family's life

Like all tired parents, Monique and Kyle Ruppel were looking forward to the day their 15-month-old daughter Celia would start sleeping through the night. 

Australian mum gives birth to quintuplets

An Australian mum who has shared the ups and downs of carrying quintuplets has welcomed her five babies into the world.

Dad of four girls faints at gender reveal for fifth baby

It was all too much excitement for this dad.

The simple way you can help your baby's language development

The way parents respond to their child's babbling can shape how their infants communicate.

Zika virus is 'spreading explosively': WHO

The World Health Organization announced that it will convene an emergency meeting about Zika.

National database recommended for child protection cases

Baby Ebony was repeatedly failed by the agencies tasked with her protection before her horrific death at the hands of her father, South Australia's deputy coroner says.

Hospitals put babies at risk by ignoring policy on elective caesareans

Thirty-eight weeks or 39? Non-medical factors are pushing women to have elective caesareans earlier than official guidelines - and hospitals are playing along.

Police help deliver baby on busy roadside

Two police officers delivered more than a traffic fine by the side of a busy Melbourne road yesterday.

1D's Louis Tomlinson shares first photo of baby

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has posted the first picture of his baby boy, Freddie, on social media.

 

FREE TICKET

See Hi-5 LIVE in Melbourne!

Get your ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.