Kids and Windows: Window Safety Do’s and Don’ts

Windows are a necessary component of every home: it lets fresh air and natural light in, and it helps enhance your home’s curb appeal. However, if you have children, you may soon come to realize that kids and windows don’t exactly mix well. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can keep your children safe from your home’s windows.

Do: Relocate the Furniture, and Lock the Windows

One way you can keep your children safe from window related injuries is by relocating the furniture that’s situated near them. That way, they can’t use them as a step ladder to get to your windows. If this isn’t possible, then make sure that the windows are locked, and they can’t open them no matter what.

Don’t: Leave Them Unsupervised

Of course, if you want to reduce the risk of your child being injured due window-related mishaps, make sure you don’t leave them unsupervised for long periods of time.

Do: Consider Strategic Landscaping

On the other hand, if the household is suddenly caught in an emergency, and they need to make a quick escape, the windows are usually the best escape route to use. With that in mind, make sure to consider strategic landscaping, and place some shrubs under the windows so their fall will be softened if they ever need to jump.

Don’t: Depend on Insect Screens

Some homeowners make the mistake of relying on their insect screens to prevent their children from falling out of openings. This is a bad idea because screens are not made for that purpose. In the end, vigilance and a locked window are still the best route in keeping your children safe from window-related injuries.

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