my (almost) 14 month old is into everything, typical I know His new favorite thing is going into the pantry and pulling EVERYTHING he can reach out and dragging it around the kitchen while I'm trying to cook dinner. I feel like I spend so much time each day just putting things away and cleaning up after him that I barely have any time or energy to actually clean!
Part of me feels like I don't want to put locks certain things, like the pantry, because it's his house too and I want him to feel comfortable going there as he gets older to get a snack, etc. Another example is his bathroom, when it comes time to potty train him I want him to be comfortable going into that room, but it's such a pain right now when he wants to be in there every five minutes (I have a diaper sprayer on the toilet in there and he of course grabs it and puts it in his mouth if I don't stop him...so gross).
My husband thinks I'm crazy and we should just put locks on the doors to keep him out.
So I guess my question is, do you lock up your pantry, etc. to keep them out or just deal with it and manage the best you can? I have all the obvious stuff baby proofed and I have a "fun drawer" for him in the kitchen, plus a little elmo toy on the fridge...but that only works for about 2 minutes.