How To Prevent Kids From Locking Doors

I’ve had a few scary moments at home where one of my kids locked themselves inside their bedrooms. One time, I was in such a panic, that I rushed over to my neighbor’s house for some help. Natalie was so little and she was in the bathroom and there was water running. I was in tears. I couldn’t think. I seriously almost called 911 because I just kept visualizing the worst possible outcome.

My neighbor was able to pick the lock because he had steadier hands than mine. Thank you Jesus!! In that moment, I realized that my husband and I needed to think of a few different hacks to combat locks while our little ones were so young.

Locked doors are necessary – of course! But sometimes, you want to make it a little bit harder for them to figure out. Every second counts, right?

This locked door hack can buy you some time. All you need is a rubber band and 5 seconds. Take a look and let me know if you’ve ever tried it out.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.