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How to Baby-Proof Your Refrigerator

Whether it’s your spouse or your child, there is always someone trying to see what’s in the fridge. If you have an infant or toddler wandering around the house, the refrigerator could be the scene for their next big adventure. It seems like fun and games, but the refrigerator can actually pose a threat to small children.

With that in mind, here are a few tips on how to baby-proof your fridge.

1) Restrict access.

An obvious way to keep your child from getting into the fridge is restricting access to the kitchen. Putting up a good baby gate will not only keep your child away from the refrigerator, but also keep them safe from all the other dangers your kitchen has to offer.

2) Baby-proof the fridge door.

There is a wide array of various foods and beverages that fill your fridge. You don’t want your child getting sick from consuming raw meats or making a mess with eggs. A great option to prevent this is a child-proof locking device. There are different types of locking devices, such as padlocks and clip straps, click here to see which one suites you best.

3) Protect the water dispenser.

If your fridge has a water or ice dispenser, you most likely want to keep your child from playing with it. One easy push can cause one not so easy mess to clean up. The first thing to do is to take out your fridges owner manual and see whether your fridge offers a locking feature on your water dispenser – most fridges do. If your fridge doesn’t offer a locking device, you can head down to your local hardware store and buy a magnetic sheet. Make sure you cut the sheet to a size where it completely covers the water dispenser recess.

4) Baby proof the magnets.

Magnets not only can be heavy, but they can also be a choking hazard. Moving magnets higher on the fridge is an easy way to make sure your child can’t mess around with them.

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