After rascal #2’s thumb got squashed by a steel door about 2 years ago (the bone of her left thumb cracked a little and the nail was yanked off. It was a bloody scene at home and in the hospital. Eeeeeekssss!), I have developed a strong phobia of my kids’ fingers being squashed by doors. Since then, almost every door in our house has a door stopper and all our bedroom doors have 2 door stoppers – one in front and one at the back, where the door hinge is.
Most of the conventional U-shaped door stoppers are for the front of the door. The back of the door where the door hinge is, that’s where the finger accidents happened most of the time to Sherilyn and Alycia. Before I found out about this amazing door stopper for the hinge, I used 2 U-shaped door stoppers – one in front and one at the back. On some doors, I used a floor door stopper, ie those where you place on the floor to stop the door from moving. But the U-shaped door stoppers are often breakable and they tend to drop off the door when there’s strong wind and the door slams hard. As for the floor door stopper, my kids tend to play with them (esp Baby) and they always go missing.
When Cosway sent me a brochure the other day, I saw this door stopper and I knew I must get a set:
The plastic door stopper is hooked at the door hinge and it’s pretty child-safe in that it prevents the door from closing and the gap behind the door is big enough not to get a toddler’s finger pinched from behind when the door moves.
All our bedroom doors are now affixed with 2 door stoppers – one in front and one at the back. It’s better to be safe than sorry. I want no second time waiting at the hospital ER with my kid with blood everywhere on the hospital floor!
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