Toddler-Proof Your Doors With Pool Noodles

Diana Mattoni

There are many products on the market to make your home a little more kid proof. Things that lock your cabinets, keep your toilet seats down, and you know what? They're all expensive. This quick trick keeps the cost down and little fingers from being pinched. All you need is a pool noodle.

Diana Mattoni used her noodle — literally — to help keep small fingers from being pinched in doors in her home. In addition to hurting fingers, children have a tendency to shut themselves in a room while they're learning how things (like doors) work, and this pool noodle looks like it's just what the doctor ordered. Easy on, easy off, and efficient. Just the way we like it.

Check your local big box retailers that have pool noodles on clearance for next to nothing and include one in your next baby shower gift!

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(Image: Diana Mattoni)