Keeping Children Safe Around Windows

No home is complete without windows. Windows welcome in refreshing breezes, keep out the elements and let you see the neighborhood beyond your four walls. However, there are moments when windows present a hazard to households with young children.

Every year in the United States, over 3,000 children under the age of 5 are injured due to window-related falls. Fortunately for parents, these accidents and injuries are almost always preventable with the right habits and practices in place. As long as parents follow some simple guidelines, they will be able to keep their children safe around all of the windows in their homes.

Every year in the United States, over 3,000 children under the age of 5 are injured due to window-related falls.

Child Safe Window Treatments and Ideas

If you are looking to let in a refreshing breeze, only open your windows a crack. This will not give the child any room to fall through the window if he or she happens to be near it. Also, low furniture and other objects that kids can use to climb up should be kept away from the windows. Window stops are also a good solution, as you can stop the window from being opened more than 4 inches, too small a space for a child to crawl through.

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