It is important that you follow proper procedures in order to secure your child’s safety at home. We all know about the safety plugs for outlets and guard gates to keep your children in designated areas. However, many of us are unaware of the dangers of windows. Not only should we keep furniture away from windows, but we must also have a safety latch installed to keep windows from opening more than 3 inches.
·Use window guards for all windows above the first floor. Know that screens don’t prevent falls. The guards should open in case of fire. Open windows without guards at the top only, or use window stops so they only open a few inches.
·Keep windows locked when they’re closed.
·Never let any children play or sit near open windows.
·Keep beds, cribs and other furniture away from windows so children can’t climb up.
·Do not let children play on fire escapes, balconies or high porches or decks.
·Check that all railings and windows are secure and have openings no more than three (3) inches.