Toilet Seat Locks. How to Remove That Cursed Adhesive!?!!

Why is it that our child safety devices almost never come with instructions for uninstalling them? Case in point our Safety 1st toilet lock, as well as the oven lock we recently installed. Fortunately the oven lock is working well and can be left installed for the time being, especially as our toddler becomes more and more interested in what we’re doing in the kitchen.

The problem is the Safety 1st toilet lock. First, the spring mechanism snapped a week ago so that the arm just swung freely rather than locking anything. Next, the mechanism just broke entirely as I demonstrated to my wife that the toilet locked no more. Finally, when I sat down (crouched actually) to remove what was left of the lock it became apparent that it wasn’t meant to be uninstalled. Sigh. The adhesive used is certainly quality stuff (unfortunately). The only reference I could find online had to do with someone tearing the finish off a wooden (ouch, splinters) toilet seat in an attempt to remove the toilet lock when their kids had outgrown it.

All I can think of is to just pour Goo-B-Gone or nail polish remover on the seat in the hope that it will make its way to the adhesive and give us a hand.

If you know the secret, please, please, please let me know. For now I’m off to pry the finish off our seat.

Boon Flo Water Deflector And Faucet Cover

_Boon Flow Water Deflector And Faucet Cover

This probably falls in the realm of “is it really necessary,” however I suspect that if I were to ask my mother if my butt ever lost traction with the tub floor resulting in a temporary dent in my scalp the answer would be a quick “Yes.”

That said, if you have money lying around and enjoy explaining your child’s over-engineered gadgets to friends and family the Flo water deflector and faucet cover might well be worth a look. Based on the summary (and minor personal embellishment) it:

  • deflects water so your child doesn’t get pinned to the bottom as the tub fills;
  • acts as a cushion so your child’s soft head doesn’t get dented as mine did, and;
  • dispenses bubble bath (I wonder if pablum would work so you could feed and bathe at the same time…)

Best of all it only costs $14.99