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Old 05-03-2012, 10:41 AM   #51
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Re: I don't know what to do, 4yo leaving the house

We installed a slide lock towards the top of our front door.. you know the kind that is similar to what is on a bathroom stall door.

Kids couldn't reach it, even if they stood on a chair. Problem solved. You would just need to make sure your husband wakes you up in the morning so that you can lock it after he leaves.

Your other option would be to put a lock on your DDs bedroom door to keep her in until you're awake.

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:23 AM   #52
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I would get the hook and eye metal locks and install them up high where she can't reach.
We have this only the hook is spring loaded so you can't just flip it up with a stick or something.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:44 AM   #53
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Re: I don't know what to do, 4yo leaving the house

I had a very creative 2 year old that liked to wander. DS1 also had odd sleep patterns that would leave him awake and happy for hours at a time in the middle of the night. I tried the hook and eye thing. He just grabbed a broom and unlocked it! We ended up putting keyed locks on every interior door and storing the key to open it on the door jam trim above the door, even the closets, to keep him out of stuff! For the exterior doors we did the squealer alarms. Those worked quite well on exterior doors, cabinets, and the refrigerator. It let us have a fire escape without locking everyone in the house and let us know exactly where and when he was roaming.
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