How to stop my 19month old daughter climbing on the oven

Laura - posted on 07/06/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 19month old daughter has recently started open the oven door climbing and opening the cutley draw climbing up and getting on the bench no matter how many times i tell her off and send her 2 time ot she still dosent listen. I Stuck tape on it bt she ripped it off. When its going she knows no 2 go near it. Im single mother and really dnt know wat 2 do ive had enough of it and telling her off all the time dosent seem 2 work. Help wat can i do?

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Laura - posted on 07/07/2011

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get a safety gate for across the kitchen doorway or you can buy special child proof latches that would prevent her from opening the oven, cupboads, drawers even the fridge. They can be used on almost anything that opens that you don't want her to.

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Ann Marie - posted on 07/08/2011

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A lot of ovens have a latch already on them that locks the door - check the front of yours right near the edge of the door to see if there's a little handle somewhere that pulls left and right. Or some of them have a button with a little lock icon that you usually have to hold down for about 5 seconds to lock or unlock the door. Maybe you're lucky and that part of the problem is already solved!

Maybe you can find a used baby gate on Craig's list or at a thrift store too.

Also, keep being persistent. Even toddlers will *eventually* listen to what you say, most of the time. For my toddler she usually cuts it out after I tell her NO 5 or 6 times. At least for a while.

Laura - posted on 07/07/2011

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Yea I really cant afford it 2 get the gate thing and shes gettign older now being a single mother I brought sum lataches bt she got into the cupboards and fridge forever replacing them thanks for ur help!!

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