Lindam home safety kit
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The Lindam home safety kit contains 17 items to help keep your home safe for little ones, so it’s great as a starter pack. However, there are some things that don’t perform as well as they need to and some you’ll definitely need to buy more of.
Lindam has been around for more than two decades, and is a well known name when it comes to nursery and home safety products for your baby and toddler. The Lindam website has a great tool that lets you go room by room through a typical home, to pinpoint areas that need your attention when it comes to baby- or toddler-proofing your house.
The Lindam home safety kit includes a door stopper, a multi-purpose latch, corner cushions, UK socket covers, Euro socket covers, an appliance latch and cupboard and drawer catches. Lindam also sell safety products on their own, so you can buy, say, a pack of socket covers without purchasing another kit.
What we love
Included in the Lindam home safety kit is one door stop, which performs well, staying on the door well and preventing the door slamming onto little hands.
The fridge freezer lock works well, too. It closes tightly, but is easy for adults to undo quickly. The drawer lock could also be used as a fridge freezer lock to if you need more than one.
Overall, the Lindam home safety kit is a convenient starting point.
What to watch out for
In the Lindam home safety kit there are only four socket covers, which means you’ll need to buy more, as almost every home has more than four sockets exposed. They’re also too easy to remove. With not too much effort even little fingers can pull them out as we discovered when we found all the upstairs ones littered round the landing!
The pack also includes four European socket covers, which seems a bit pointless if you’re buying this in the UK. It would be better to have eight UK covers.
The drawer locks are the same as most drawer locks we’re tried and unfortunately they’re not as robust as they need to be. Often you pull open a drawer in a hurry and we’ve managed to break a couple of these by pulling the drawer out too hard. Having said that, they did keep little hands out of drawers, so if you’re careful they’re probably fine. They’re also quite fiddly to attach.
We weren’t huge fans of the corner cushions either. You have to attach them with the sticky pads provided, but then they’re very easy for little ones to remove, which is exactly what our son did within about three days, and then the stickiness was gone. This isn’t something that’s unique to Lindam though – I’ve found this to be the case with other brands. The Lindam home safety kit also only contains four of them, so you can only cover one coffee table, before you’ll need to buy more.
The multipurpose latch would be good for something you don’t need to open very often, as it’s not very easy to open and close. Actually, it’s really hard!
Who the Lindam home safety kit is best for?
Parents unsure what to buy but keen to discover what items they need.
The Lindam home safety kit is fine as a starter pack. It will show you what type of items you could need, and help you decide what to buy more of. Used on its own, this kit probably won’t allow you to baby-proof your entire home, and the socket covers don’t perform well.