Baby-Proofing Your Refrigerator

When it comes to the little one in your life, you can never be too careful. Your child is so curious and quick that almost anything in your home can pose a threat, the refrigerator included. They could hit themselves in the head with the door or get inside and eat something that they shouldn’t. Either way, you’ll want to keep them out of the area and safely tucked away in the playroom. Here are some tips to baby-proof the refrigerator in your home:  

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No Babies Allowed!
Your refrigerator likely lies in your kitchen, so you could eliminate the threat by denying your child unsupervised kitchen access. Bring in one of your handy baby gates and block off the entrance, or entrances into your kitchen. This will ensure your child’s safety from the refrigerator and all of the other hazards that lie in your kitchen drawers.

Hold the Door
A little Game of Thrones reference for all you fans out there! But instead of holding the door against the living dead, you need to hold the door against your little guy/girl. There are various different door locks on the market to help you with this task.

  • Button-Strap Lock: This lock is easy to install and easy to remove, but that could be a problem. It holds the door shut with adhesive that wears out over time. It is cheap and easy, but that doesn’t mean it is the best solution!
  • Padlock Fridge Lock: This lock is durable and very difficult for a child to break. The downside is that it can be a nuisance to undo every time you need something from the fridge.
  • Clip Strap Fridge Lock: This lock easily holds french style doors closed with the help of a simple strap. This lock is not uncrackable, but it can keep most babies out and it is easy for a parent to remove.

No Wet Floors
The last thing you need to lock down is your refrigerator’s water dispenser. This isn’t necessarily dangerous for your child, but it can cause a big mess that you don’t want to clean. Look inside your owner’s manual and search for the lock settings on your dispenser. Most new models will have this feature and it can go a long way to keeping your floors nice and dry.

At Speedy Refrigerator Service, we keep your refrigerator running so you’ll always have something to baby-proof. We can fix leaks, electrical problems and much more with the help of our warehouse on wheels. When we arrive to your home, our trucks are already stocked with all the parts you’ll need so we can get the job done quickly and efficiently.

To schedule service, call 866-782-9376 or click around on our website!  

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