GRRRRRRRRRR Refigerator raider!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by EweSheep, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    My four year old daughter raids the refigerator quite often even we have a good sized meal. She is not skinny or fat but just likes to raid in the refigerator to eat everything I've fixed. Even with chocolate pudding that didnt have the time to set! Also, she left the door open a few times and one time, all night!

    I do not want to make holes in my new refigerator but keep her out of it and locking it as well.

    Anyone got suggestions? I have not yet found those super strong magnet thingys that I can lock it up.
  2. injunjoe

    injunjoe Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Pasco county, FL.
    I should ask my Mom, she had the same problem with my Dad.
    I think she just quit putting food in there!
    No help I know, sorry!
  3. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Kodiak, Alaska
    Hmmm, is spanking her the next time you catch her out of the question?

    My daughter (who's now 8) would do that ocassionally until we had talks about healthy eating.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2008
  4. adeledamate

    adeledamate In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I used a handy device that we bought at Target. It comes in two parts. One side glues(peel and stick) to the door while the other glues to the side. You just have to click it to open it. I found it in the child safety section where the baby stuff is. We had it on the fridge for a couple of years when my son was 2 and 3 years old. We just pulled it off when he outgrew the "open the fridge and make a mess" phase. Hope you find something soon. I know how frustrating it can be.
  5. injunjoe

    injunjoe Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Pasco county, FL.
    Quote:It did not stop my Dad but you can try!
    Please don't take me to heart, just having a little fun.
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    When my kids were older I used to leave "DO NOT EAT!!" notes on stuff. That doesn't help much with her tho.
  7. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    I CAN TOP YOU!... my brother is 13 years old, and for the last ....10 years he's been a raider, he has a massive meal, then eats EVERYTHING (NO JOKE) IN THE FRIDGE, he eats like 2 lbs of apples a.... DAY! he's 5'8 and 120lbs, DOES THAT SICKEN YOU OR WHAT? LOL, he's so bad that he ate an ENTIRE APPLE PIE IN ONE SITTING.

    What we did, is we have the top freezer and bottom fridge with the handle on the left side, so I got some plastic coated clothesline, cut it and clamped it with clothesline clamps that you use to make a new line, I put a loop on each end, then stung it around my fridge (making sure that when locked, he couldn't get his grubby hands in the fridge), then I put a lock through the loops.

  8. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    My family in law just doesn't keep the refridgerator stocked with anything the children(or I) would find edible.

    Then again, the youngest child has been a diagnosed diabetic since he was four, so everyone that is not an adult MUST ask "Can I have ___ ?". If you don't ask, you get into trouble.

  9. CritterHill

    CritterHill Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    SE PA
    Ugh, we had the opposite problem for the longest time. My 3 year old WOULD NOT EAT. To the point where she started losing weight.

    Apparently when a 3 year old starts losing weight, doctors freak out. They sent her for all sorts of tests - she has an autoimmune issue and they were sure she had another (Celiac, autoimmune thyroid, other stuff) since apparently these things run in packs.

    Her pediatrician went so far as to tell us to make her milk shakes every night before bed.

    Eventually, she started eating again, but not before she had all of us in a panic.

    Good luck, I have no advice other than perhaps removing privileges if she doesn't ask permission first. At some point, a room devoid of all toys should make the point sink in.

    I'm not sure which situation is easier to deal with...

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