Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Please secure windows
Falls from windows cause more serious injuries than any other fall kids take.
They studied this at Loyola.
--Keep furniture away from windows--esp cribs, changing tables, or anything kids can use to climb. (My ex could climb out of his crib before he could walk.)
--Screens keep insects out--but don't keep kids in! Use a window guard (Google)--one that releases in case of fire.
--Or use window stops that only allow a 4-inch opening. (I used to put a nail in the side of the sash.)
--Keep windows locked when you can.
--Do not allow kids to play on balconies or roofs.
--If you can put chips or grass beneath windows.
This child is thinking about the window--you are not. You must think about it ahead of time.