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Something to stop toddler turning dials on appliances...

(20 Posts)
Bellyrub1980 Mon 25-Jan-16 10:08:28

Does such a thing exist? Like a cover of some kind?

Tuiles Mon 25-Jan-16 10:11:41

We took the rather expensive option of buying new appliances (dishwasher and washing machine) with child locks on them. Might seem overkill, but it was revolutionary to actually get a wash cycle to its correct conclusion!

Bellyrub1980 Mon 25-Jan-16 11:05:38

That is our issue. What starts off as a 40 degree daily wash, ends up as a 2 hour long spin

Seeline Mon 25-Jan-16 11:07:59

We used a child gate across the kitchen door which stopped most things being interfered with.

FraterculaArctica Tue 26-Jan-16 17:02:26

Duct tape.

Bellyrub1980 Tue 26-Jan-16 18:41:41

To tie her hands together?

MingZillas Tue 26-Jan-16 18:43:36

Can you put a chair in front of them when they are on? I know how annoying it is when they do it.

Floggingmolly Tue 26-Jan-16 18:46:53

Yes, you can get things called knob guards grin. Google clippasafe

MingZillas Tue 26-Jan-16 19:59:52

Lol at knob guards.

I need to get a bloody toilet lid lock actually.

Bellyrub1980 Tue 26-Jan-16 20:06:02

Yep me too with the toilet! And a bin lock.

If only there was some way to hygienically store a loo brush without putting it on the floor. Considering a loo brush shelf 4 ft off the floor.

somewheresomehow Wed 27-Jan-16 15:11:55

Solution to the loo brush problem
Don't have one
therefore no problem grin

drspouse Wed 27-Jan-16 15:18:02

Can you put a chair in front of them when they are on?

Not if the DC can move the chair.

I put in a load to dry in the washer dryer, it had finished and was in cool down. Came in two minutes later and the DC had started a wash cycle and water had been pouring into the dry washing for 2 minutes.

shutupandshop Wed 27-Jan-16 21:51:10

Gate on kitchen

RhinestoneCowgirl Wed 27-Jan-16 21:54:21

I still use the toddler lock on my Bosch washing machine, force of habit as children are 7 and 9 yrs now.

Butteredparsnips Wed 27-Jan-16 21:59:48

Well knob guards was an unexpected Google search grin thanks Flogging. In our case it's not a toddler, it's the Labrador.
We have had to remove the knobs from the oven to stop him turning the gas on.

Bellyrub1980 Wed 27-Jan-16 22:16:04

My daughter can easily push chairs around, especially to gain access to the most alluring toy in the house: The tumble drier.

It's hard to explain but out kitchen is open plan and leads directly into the diner which leads directly into the living room. To block off the door to the kitchen would limit her access to the hallway. Which is tempting actually, but a bit unfair.

We tend to have all appliances off at the mains while she is up and about, but sometimes it would be nice to use them in the 12 hours she is awake.

Those knob guards... They look good but I'm not sure they would cover the rather large knobs of my washer and drier.

Worth a shot though so gonna purchase.

Will feedback!

drspouse Thu 28-Jan-16 09:03:14

Our washing machine has a child lock that prevents DC changing the programme but not turning it off. So chocolate fireguard really.

Littlef00t Sat 30-Jan-16 18:28:31

Could you get some tuppaware and duct tape?! Found a Lego man in the detergent drawer this morning not remotely relevant

drspouse Sat 30-Jan-16 19:10:55

At least a lego man won't wash through into the machine!

Bryna Sat 30-Jan-16 19:23:27

Maybe something from here will work

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