Last Updated on April 19, 2017
Securing Your Child’s Bedroom Windows
Protecting your child from potential harm is your job as their parent or guardian. Because of the many dangers that are out there and threats or accidents that you may be wary of, securing your child’s bedroom windows is an excellent way to give you the peace of mind to know that they are safe in your own home. This is especially important because during the night, you may not be able to keep an eye on your kids as you would typically do during the day. These top safety and security measures that can be taken on your child’s windows are easy to complete and allow your little wanderer to be curious without putting themselves in harms way.
Even if a window within your house or in your child’s bedroom is open any more than just 5 inches, it puts them at risk for falling out. A fall from a window can lead to major injuries and even death in some cases. Although you may feel that having a screen in the window is enough to protect them from falling out, this is simply not the case. Screens can easily be pushed out by even the youngest of children. To prevent the risk of them falling from the window, ensure that it is never left open more than 12 cm. Ideally, you will want to leave your child’s windows closed if you are not around to keep an eye on them.
Using Window Locks
Although you may keep the windows in your child’s bedroom closed, this will not stop them from trying to open them or from burglars making their way into your home. Most windows come with pre-installed locks or latches already on them. Keep this lock closed to prevent them from opening it. Locks are usually located at the mid-way point of the window. To ensure that they are unable to reach the lock, keep beds and furniture away from the window so that they are unable to climb on something to reach it.
Installing Window Grilles
To provide your children with the utmost safety in their bedroom, consider installing a window grille. What used to look like bars over the front of the window can now be purchased in a variety of different styles to keep your home a whole new look. These grilles are designed so that children can not fit through them even if the window is opened. They are also an excellent tool in preventing break-ins. In the event of a fire or an emergency, most window grilles can be unlocked in order to escape with ease.