Child Proofing Your Windows to Prevent Falls

Now that the weather is finally warmer, everyone’s just itching to throw open their windows and get the smells of spring into the house. If you have a baby or toddler, however, you need to be aware of the dangers of falls from windows. Every year 4,000 children are injured falling out of windows. At Safety Mom Solutions Babyproofing, we provide various options to make sure your windows are safe. This includes:

• Window Wedges – www.windowwedge.com – attaches to the side of the window to prevent it from opening more than a certain height
• Window Stops – mounted to the inside of the window to prevent it from opening
• Window Guards – covers the entire window which is the best solution if the window is low to the floor or there is a seat below the window. These can easily be removed in the event of an emergency.

In my new book, Honey I Lost the Baby in the Produce Aisle! The Safety Mom’s Guide to Child Proofing Your Life, I give step-by-step instructions on how to install these products.

Whenever possible, open your double-hung windows from the top. If they must be opened from the bottom never open them more than 4″. Also be sure furniture is not placed directly below a window.

Safety Mom Solutions Babyproofing proudly helps keep little ones safe throughout the NY Tri-State area including Northern New Jersey, Westchester, Fairfield County in Connecticut and NYC.

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