This door-proofing lock keeps little fingers and paws safe

Want to child- or pet-proof your home? Check out the DOORWING. This practical gadget installs easily and prevents pinched paws and fingers.

This door-proofing lock keeps little fingers and paws safe
DOORWING Door Lock and Finger Guard on a door

Avoid hand and paw injuries with the DOORWING Door Lock and Finger Guard. This child and pet safety gadget keeps doors from closing completely, avoiding accidents. If you’ve got young kids and/or pets, check out this helpful gadget.

Once your toddler learns to open doors, she does so—and slams them shut—on the regular. Meanwhile, you’re terrified that one day that a finger or paw is going to get caught in the crossroads. Well, you can remove the risk entirely with the DOORWING. This door lock and finger guard locks, leaving a small gap between the door and its frame.

DOORWING Door Lock and Finger Guard in a video

Prevent hand injuries

Getting a finger caught in a door is not only painful; it can be a downright serious injury that can land you and your child in the emergency room. But when you install the DOORWING on an interior door, you basically add a protective bumper.

It ensures that the door always has a gap between it and the frame. That means there’s always enough space to fit fingers or paws, and you’ll never have to run to the doctor. At least for a pinched finger, anyway.

Keep toddlers and dogs in safe zones

Also, once your child learns to open doors it’s more difficult to keep her in a safe area; the whole house becomes her playground. Or does it? When you add the DOORWING to your child safety arsenal, you also get a pretty handy way to keep doors closed.

Just attach this door lock and finger guard to keeps any interior door locked while keeping it slightly open. So yes, you can attach it to the laundry room door to thwart your little one’s efforts from getting inside and keep her in the playroom where she belongs.

DOORWING Door Lock and Finger Guard
DOORWING Door Lock and Finger Guard with a cat

Adjust the opening for cats

Best of all, you can adjust the size of the DOORWING’s opening so that your cat can come and go to the room where her litter box is. At the same time, the opening is still too small for your child or dog. This is ideal if either party is curious about what goes on in the sandy box.

DOORWING Door Lock and Finger Guard
DOORWING Door Lock and Finger Guard with a dog

Install this door bumper in seconds

Sometimes it takes an entire Saturday afternoon to set something up for your kids, be it a new toy or something that keeps them safe. Luckily, that’s not the case with this door lock and finger guard.

Installing it takes just seconds. Simply turn the knob to attach the DOORWING to a door edge. You also won’t need any tools or adhesives, preserving the look of your home.

DOORWING Door Lock and Finger Guard
DOORWING Door Lock and Finger Guard and kids

Attach it to any door

Worried that the DOORWING might not attach to your doors? Don’t be. This child and pet safety gadget adjusts to doors between 1.2–1.8 inches thick and fits on door frames between 5.4–8.5 inches thick.

As a reference, standard doors are 1.4 inches thick, while standard door frames are 5.5 inches wide. So this gadget fits quite a range of door sizes. And if you’ve got double doors, that’s not an issue either. Because, yes, the DOORWING works on those, too.

DOORWING Door Lock and Finger Guard
DOORWING Door Lock and Finger Guard and a child

Take this door-proofing lock anywhere

And since the setup is so easy and non-invasive, the DOORWING isn’t only for home use. Pack it in your diaper bag to take it with you on vacation, where you can use it to keep the kids out of the condo’s kitchen. Or bring it to Grandma’s house to make her babysitting session easier.

DOORWING Door Lock and Finger Guard
DOORWING Door Lock and Finger Guard in a bag

Use the DOORWING as a pinch guard only

If you want to keep the door open while still protecting your child’s fingers, this door lock and finger guard allows for that, too. Simply fold the hook to disable the locking mechanism. Then, the DOORWING works only as a finger pinch guard while letting everyone through the door.

Fold this door gaurd away when not in use

Unlike many child safety locks, the DOORWING isn’t something you have to uninstall when you want to use a door normally. Actually, this door guard and lock folds away conveniently.

It lets you easily disable the features when, say, you’re working from your home office during the day. And when your kids come back home from school or daycare, just fold it back into place.

Give older children their freedom

Older children don’t need the same safeguards as their younger siblings. And the creators of the DOORWING understand that. For that reason, they’ve designed this product so that older children can reach it, giving them their freedom and privacy.

Unlock this child safety gadget from both sides

You’ll also be happy to know this door lock and finger guard unlocks on both sides. So you, your child, or pet never end up on the wrong side of the door.

All in all, the DOORWING is a wonderful child and pet safety gadget. It prevents paws and fingers from getting pinched in doors and helps parents maintain safe zones inside the house. Convenient to set up and easily portable, this is a product every parent or pet owner should have in their bag of tricks.

The DOORWING Door Lock and Finger Guard typically costs $27.53. You can preorder it for $23.60 on Indigegogo. What are some of your favorite gadgets for keeping pets and kids safe at home? Tell us about your discoveries in the comments.

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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