Baby-proof cot latch

Project  / Project number: 4\19-04  /  Status:

cot 1 small


The challenge

Rear of latch showing spring The client has a toddler who sleeps in a cot with an opening front door (a previous modification by Remap to assist the mother who has back problems). The child is now older, more adventurous and stronger so a more secure latch was needed. None suitable were found commercially.


The solution

A simple 90 degree operating latch was made from nylon plate with a machined slot for a spring loaded slider. In order to rotate the latch it is necessary to hold down the slide against a spring, i.e. two actions. Locking just requires the latch to be rotated which engages the slider without assistance.

The benefit

Makes the cot door more secure.

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