Most parts of child-proofing the house is pretty easy. There are knob covers that simply snap on, corner bumpers for the tables that just slide into place, and even gates that stay in place with simple tension mechanisms. Still, there’s one task that is a pain and one you can’t really do without – putting those child safety latches on your cabinets.
Not only is it tedious and time-consuming to screw those attachments in for each door, but it also ruins the cabinets. Even after all this time, there really haven’t been many alternatives to choose from. Fortunately, that’s about to change. A San Diego inventor has come up with a new product called Rimiclip.
Rimiclip – A New Kind of Child Safety Latch
Rimiclip works the same way a traditional safety latch does. However, no tools are needed for installation and no damage is done to your cabinets. Just place the clip on the cabinet door, slide the latch arm in at the desired height, and close the door. That’s it.
Both the inside of the clip and part of the latch arm are lined with rubber. So, any piece that makes contact with your cabinet is protected while providing extra grip.
The Rimiclip is also made of hard, durable plastic to resist breaking. Sounds pretty good, right? Well, this product has been tested extensively for the past couple of years by multiple families. I think the designers have been doing their homework.
Easy to Install and Practically Portable
Since the Rimiclip is not permanently attached and the latch arm height is adjustable, they can pretty much be used anywhere and on any type of cabinet. If your kids are staying over at the grandparents’ home, it’s super easy to just move the Rimiclips over to their house. Better yet, they’d probably appreciate a set to keep there. After all, when the grandkids leave, it’s easy enough to just pop the Rimiclips off.
Even without little ones around, these latches could come in handy. My childless sister had them on all of her upper cabinets. Living in California, earthquakes are always a possibility. The last thing she wanted was for all of her china and other fragile items to fly out and break with just a slight tremor.
See how easy Rimiclips are to use:
Would you welcome this item in baby- or child-proofing your home?
I was compensate for my time in sharing this information. All opinions are my own.