How To Childproof Your Windows
Kimberlee Mitchell gives expert video advice on
If you live in a multi-level home, childproofing the windows on the second or subsequent levels is very, very important so your child doesn't fall. You can use window guards to childproof windows, which come in different colours and can match with the aesthetic of the room, and when you are choosing a window guard, be sure to find one that has an emergency latch. It's an emergency release latch so in the unlikely event of a fire you're able to get out. Then you can grab your safety ladder from underneath the bed, throw that out the window and everybody's safe. If you have a one-level home, or a single story home, you can use different types of window locks to childproof windows. We have an aluminium device that can be attached to the base of the window to childproof it, or you can use a suction cup device which works well with sliding glass doors or just large picture frame windows, as well as small windows. And they can be used to childproof double-hung, any different type of window. It's a great way also to keep the window open, perhaps 3 1/2 inches, so that you have a breeze coming in and out, but the stoppers are there to disallow the child access to get out. Please be advised that screens are not baby-proofing devices. Children will look out of the window, press their face against that screen, their little noses and their hands, looking to see daddy or doggie or whatever else, and that screen's going to give and the child is going to fall. So, do not think of the screen as a child safety measure whatsoever.