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MommieBre21
Locking your toddler in his/her room?
October 11, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I got this from another group.  

If your almost 2 year old could climb out of his crib, and get out of the baby gates at night, is it ok to just lock him/her in their room, even with a baby monitor inside of their room? 

I don't do this, my kids usually stay in their beds at night, so I don't have this problem yet.

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  • megan71108
    October 11, 2012 at 5:43 AM
    K.what if someone was breaking in?? Would you leave them in there


    Quoting Anonymous:

    Quoting megan71108:Door gets jammed and there's a fire??? Then what


    In a fire it's best to have door close and children to stay in their beds so in either case having the door "locked" wouldn't be a negative. If the door jammed, you would kick it down, trust me!

    My kids don't have locks not their doors, I would have to use a child knob so no jamming would happen but they are older now, so it's unneeded.

  • BeAmour
    by BeAmour
    October 11, 2012 at 5:47 AM
    noooooo
  • weirdkids
    October 11, 2012 at 5:48 AM

    my ds stays in our room because i dont trust him not to escape lol hes gated and hasnt climbed over yet but he is sure good at knocking it down... even after dh nailed it in place

  • thefiregoddess
    October 11, 2012 at 5:52 AM
    Absolutely not.
  • Anonymous 7
    by Anonymous 7
    October 11, 2012 at 5:52 AM

    No it's NOT OK!

  • JBiiirdD
    October 11, 2012 at 5:58 AM
    They make those plastic knob covers that make it hard for a child to turn the knob & open the door, we use those.
  • weirdkids
    October 11, 2012 at 5:59 AM

    my son kicks them down too. im actually looking to get a dog gate. it stand about 4 feet tall and bolts to the door frame on 1 side and then latches on the other. i fugure he cant get his leg overr it and he cant scale it.... perfect lol

    Quoting MommieBre21:

    She said she uses them but he kicks them down, a girl asked this in young moms.

    Quoting hargonagain:

    That is a great way to cause emotional problems! Why not a baby gate?



  • crazynlove78
    October 11, 2012 at 5:59 AM
    No, just get a baby gate. Easier to jump in case of emergencies.
  • alibrezzy154
    October 11, 2012 at 6:01 AM
    No way in hell I'd rather resort to her sleeping in my bed if it came to that.
  • weirdkids
    October 11, 2012 at 6:02 AM

    mine is. dh nailed the thing in place and ds still kicks it down or rips it down, nails and all. 

    Quoting amber710:

    He kicks them down? I have never heard of that. Maybe the gate she is using is cheap or not being installed properly. A child under 2 should not be strong enough to "kick down" a safety gate....

    Quoting MommieBre21:

    She said she uses them but he kicks them down, a girl asked this in young moms.

    Quoting hargonagain:

    That is a great way to cause emotional problems! Why not a baby gate?




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