We used a spring carabiner to solve that problem
Fri Nov 11, 2022 3:55am

She'd open the gate without any problems, but didn't know how to make the carabiner work. It was kinda interesting watching adults operate it. Some would have no problem and others would get trapped and I'd have to let them out. The lock was going to be our next step if we needed it, but she matured and we moved before we had to do it.

She's figured out the house door locks now. I watched her go out the door and get something then close everything back up. As much as I hate those chains, they'll keep her from going somewhere she shouldn't.

  • I couldn't imagine not having a fence. - Erik_, Fri Nov 11 2022 1:40am
    I'd be a panicked wreck without one. Unfortunately, my kid has already figured out how to open the simple fence latch. Not too much a deal as we're always right in the yard with him. If he gets too persistent about it, we can always add a lock or something to it. (It's a chain link fence). I like... more
    • We used a spring carabiner to solve that problem- Puckdropper, Fri Nov 11 2022 3:55am
      • than a full blown lock. On our indoor doors, we have those spinny knob covers that seem to work for now.
        • You may have to turn the knob around backwards - Puckdropper, Sun Nov 27 2022 1:19am
          Especially if it's a Kwikset with the hole. That will keep the little guy in when he's working on escaping. Ours has the spinny knob cover figured out. I put a hasp on the door and we use that to keep her in. Sometimes it takes an hour or better of her playing around to finally go to sleep.
"Forces act when not restrained" - Puckdropper