I have been experimenting with safety products to child proof my home for my 15 month old son who is getting into everything. He really wants in our kitchen trash cabinet so I tried the Mommy TLC Toilet and Cabinet Lock on it to see how it would perform. The Mommy TLC lock is the first strap of this kind that I have used in my home although I did purchase another popular brand to decide which one I like better.
Unfortunately I don't love it. The two round pieces have 3M adhesive on the back and stick to the cabinets. The idea is that the round parts flip open to allow you to open your cabinet. Both of them are able to be opened. Based on my experience they flip open too easily. If you forget that you have installed them and try to open the cabinet by pulling on its handle the round part of the safety strap easily pops open. This happened every time to me, my husband and for my son. Additionally although my cabinet faces were clean and dry when I installed them, the adhesive also wore off. A few times when my son pulled the cabinet door the entire strap popped off because it was no longer sticky enough to hold.
Once it stopped working after less than a week I tried the other safety strap I bought and what a difference. This one has one sticky piece that does not ever open; it is permanently locked. The other piece will only release if you squeeze a button on each side. I think this functions much better and provides me with peace of mind and the safety that I am looking for out of a product like this.
I received this product in exchange for an honest review however all opinions are my own.