That’s right! By cutting a small piece of the pool noodle and placing it at the top of the door, it acts as a jam to stop it from closing - and to stop little hands being caught in the door as well.
Explains Amanda: ‘My 2yo son has started closing doors and to stop him from closing himself in his bedroom I have cut a section of the Kmart $2 pool noodle to create a door stop that he can not reach, is easy to remove and does not mark the door!’
The pool noodle is the genius trick to stop kids locking themselves in a room ... or getting their fingers caught in a room!
Image: Kmart Hacks & Decor/Facebook
Genius! The hack was applauded by other mum’s on the hugely popular Facebook group, with thousands liking and commenting on Amanda’s post.
‘This is brilliant!’ said one. ‘I’m so doing this for my little one,’ said another.
Added a third: ‘Genius! Such a good idea.’
We couldn’t agree more!
Amanda used these noodles to create her hack!
Eliza ScanlanEliza Scanlan is a contributor with New Idea Food. Eliza has written for several digital titles including Practical Parenting and New Idea, with a passion for consumer and shopping news. Eliza is also a contributor for the Trolley Watch and The Flawsome Mum podcasts. In her spare time, Eliza loves watching Netflix and tending to her horses.