Aussie Mum's Cheap Hack That Stops Toddler Locking Himself In Rooms Goes Viral

When Amanda Southgate's toddler kept accidentally locking himself in his bedroom, she created a $2 solution.

The mum shared her hack in the Kmart Hacks & Decor Facebook group, explaining that she came up with the idea after her two-year-old began closing the door on himself.

"My two-year-old son has started closing doors and to stop him from closing himself in his bedroom," she wrote.

"I have cut a section of the Kmart $2 pool noodle to create a door stop that he can not reach, is easy to remove and does not mark the door!"

Parents are loving the cheap and easy hack. Image: Supplied

Speaking to 10 daily, Amanda said her son loves so play in his bedroom but being unable to reach the door handle created a problem for her.

"I don’t like the thought of him being stuck in his room, especially if I’m not there with him," she said.

Amanda said that with a piece of pool noodle lying around in her home, she came up with the idea to use it as a stopper.

"It has been a perfect solution and his little fingers won’t get caught," she said.



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The post has since gone viral in the group, attracting over 4000 interactions and more than 400 comments.

"Brilliant idea! I have 14-month-old twins whose new favourite game is to stand on opposite sides of a door and open and close it," one wrote.

Definitely getting myself a pool noodle for all our doors.

"That's a great idea, I'm so doing that with my doors. My one-year-old has started closing doors all over the house," added another.

Amanda said at the moment, she is only using the hack on her son's door as the bedroom and bathrooms doors are too high for him to reach at the moment.

"But I will being doing on the other doors soon I think -- he is growing so fast," she said.



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Amanda said she's been surprised by the positive comments on her hack and that she's happy she's been able to help other parents with her clever thinking.

"It’s a cheap hack and one that keeps our kids safe," she told 10 daily.

"I didn’t think it would blow up like this but I am glad I could be a part of it."

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