Do you ever have trouble opening those child safty caps?

@apples99 (6564)
United States
May 5, 2009 3:55pm CST
I'm kind of inbarist to admit this, but this morning when I woke up and went to brush my teeth I was going to use some of this new mouth was I bought, and of course it had one of those child safty caps on it, and I had some trouble getting the cap off I was reading the cap directions they usually tell you how to remove the cap, but for some reason I still couldn't get the cap off, LOL, after little while it finally came off, I no its silly for an adult not to be able to open those caps, but oh well, anyway have you ever had trouble opening those safty caps lol.
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10 responses
• United States
6 May 09
You know what? Sometimes those are my most challenging moments!! I never seemed to have trouble getting them off when I was younger (what's wrong with this picture?) but now that I am getting a little older and have a little bit of arthritis setting in, I do not have the strength to open them as I used to. Since I no longer have small children running around my house, I try to buy the non-child proof lids if they are available!
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• United States
6 May 09
I have 3 kids and my 2 yr old is pretty smart, he can open almost any child saftety cap out there. I think their adult proof instead of child proof.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
6 May 09
Nope, I have no problems with them.
• United States
6 May 09
Hello Apples99 I have to admit, yes I have had trouble in the past opening the child saftey tops, and for that reason, when ever I have to get something from the pharmacy , I ask them to give me easy open caps.
@mikeysmom (2094)
• United States
6 May 09
i do have trouble with them on many occasions. they can be frustrating at times but i tell myself that it is for the children's safety and knowing i have a hard time opening them makes me feel more confident that they will not be able to if they try to open one. i would imagine for people who have difficulty with their hands like arthritis that it can be very troubling though.
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
6 May 09
LOL, can't say I ever did. The thing is, my 2-yr-old daughter has no trouble opening them either. Just push and twist in most cases. LOL
• United States
6 May 09
I usually have trouble with the child safety caps. I'm not sure why they're so difficult for adults to open, they're supposed to be child proof, not everyone proof! I usually have to struggle with it for several minutes before I break down and ask someone else for help. If I don't have anyone else around that I can ask for help then I just continue to struggle with it until it either opens up or I give up and decide to ask someone for help later.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
6 May 09
Sometimes I have a round or two with them...lol..I thought it was just me. Between the cap and that silver seal that never comes off in one piece..I have a time with some of those lids.
• United States
5 May 09
I once blew out the tendons in one of my hands and was given a prescription for painkillers and steroids to help with the HORRIBLE pain. I waited in agony at the pharmacy for what seemed like forever and finally got home with my meds. I quickly discovered that with my hand completely debilitated that it was IMPOSSIBLE to open the danged safety caps! SO I got a hammer and SMASHED the bottle open sending pain pills EVERYWHERE. I quickly got to the floor and ate one before scrambling around to collect the rest which I then stored in a dixie cup where I could actually GET to them when I needed it!
@SukiSmiles (1999)
• United States
5 May 09
I have never had trouble opening those caps - not even when I was a child. I always had to open them for my mom, because she never could get them open either. So, I really don't see how they are suppose to keep kids out.