I have a daughter who is two and a half years old and she has recently developed the art of slamming the door in the living room. I have to say, I thought this was more of a teenager thing to do and I did not expect this to be part of the terrible twos. When she gets frustrated and cannot get her own way, this tends to be the time for her to have a tantrum and slam the door as she leaves the room. I guess it is a common thing and friends tell me they are going through the same, but it is very irritating and I would like to find a solution. I hate the sound of a slamming door and it feels like the whole house shakes when she does it. A friend of mine said that a painting fell from the wall when her child slammed the door recently so it's not just the noise, but the risk of damage is also a concern. Maybe we just need to accept it as a current phase. My husband and I are not door slammers so I assume she will grow out of it eventually.
One of my friends has suggested buying a new mechanism that forces a door to close slowly. These are often used on Fire Doors. This should prevent the door from slamming and I think I will look out for one. There are various baby safety devices to stop doors from shutting fully such as foam stoppers, but I would like to be able to close the door fully in the living room so I think the slowing mechanism would be best for me.
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