In the Facebook group Smart Parenting Village, moms and dads have been sharing their creative and ingenious hacks to make parenting work while keeping their sanity intact. After all, no one's got everything figured out!
A mom shared last March her creative solution to keep her toddler away from the refrigerator. Why? For one, toddlers are notorious for putting random things inside this magical appliance! Here's proof.
In a post shared last March, she wrote, "Pag nanay ka ata e required ang pagiging maparaan. [laughing emojis]."
She added, "May 2 years old ako na ginagawang tambayan ang ref namin kaya ayan, naghanap ako ng patay na ipis. So far so good. [laughing emojis]"
Apparently, her son is afraid of cockroaches, so she placed a dead insect on the refrigerator. She mentioned that she disinfected it with alcohol and Lysol.
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While her post received hilarious comments, ranging from "Good idea!" to "Ma, totoong ipis talaga?" others were concerned about it being unsanitary.
How to keep your toddler away from ref
Some parents then shared alternative solutions, so they wouldn't have to resort to the same method as Mommy Armi.
1. Install childproof locks
These locks can be placed on refrigerators and other cabinets to prevent toddlers from opening them without adult supervision.
2. Rearrange items
If there are items that you want to keep away from children, keep them out of reach or in locked compartments within the refrigerator. This way, even if the toddler manages to open the refrigerator, they won't have access to anything dangerous.
3. Divert their attention
Engage your child in activities that would redirect them from accessing your refrigerator.
1. Adjustable Child Lock for Refrigerator (Php 58.00)
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A mom shared that her child does the same, so she recommend this product that worked for them. You can adjust the length of this one too! To open it, you need to use two fingers at the same time to press the switch.