I’m not really one for safety proofing every little thing in the house, Daniel needs to learn that some things are out of bounds, and that no means no.
We have put in a safety gate primarily because we live in a Victorian house with steep stairs and the way we use the space means that he has a lot of access to the stairs, and we were concerned he might get halfway and fall. We let him climb the stairs under supervision and he has great fun doing so!
We also have a storage box in the front room that has a sliding lid that Daniel likes to climb on, again a bit dangerous if the lid slide back on him… so when I saw that Lindam were looking for bloggers to review some of their safety devices, I took a look and spotted two products that could work for us.
I expect most parents have heard of Lindam, they’re an award winning safety specialist. who practical and stylish safety solutions for the home. they are a true brand leader. As well as the two items I was sent to review, Lindam offer a range of other child safety devices such as safety gates, home safety accessories, travel safety accessories, baby monitors, bedrails and door bouncers.
I was sent a dual locking multi-purpose latch and a dual locking angle latch. I fitted the angle latch to the wooden storage box, it has a sticky type plastic pads on each end of the latch which easily affixes to the surface. You’re supposed to leave for 48 hours, but this was impractical for us so it was left for about five hours whilst we were out. It hasn’t budged despite best efforts from Daniel! This latch has a lock feature which if I’m truthful, I found really fiddly to use. The theory being that you can unlock it for when your child/ren aren’t around.
Locking switch – I found this latch fiddly to use
The second multi-purpose latch I found much easier to use, and where this was going soon became apparent when I walked into my kitchen to this last week!
Again, the latch fixes via two sticky pads and like the angle latch should be left for 48 hours. We didn’t leave that long, and haven’t had any issues with it. This is a really easy to use latch, and I’ll be replacing the angle latch with one of these – I have another three ordered for various cupboards that Daniel is showing an interest in. It is a really useful and versatile safety device and I can see it can be used in a wide range of places.
Latch quickly fitted – ensuring small hands can’t get in and empty everything!
All in all the Lindam products are great, particularly the multi-purpose latch. They are really easy to fit, very durable (we have had the angle latch in place for about four weeks and the multi-purpose latch for a week and they are still very securely fitted). They’re reasonably priced (£3.49) and aren’t too obtrusive.
To read more about Lindam and their safety products, visit their site here.
I was sent one of each of the latches reviewed here free of charge in return for a fair and honest review. All words are my own.