How to Childproof Your Home’s Windows For your Kids’ Safety

How to Childproof Your Home’s Windows For your Kids’ Safety

Having little kids running around the house is probably one of the toughest aspects of parenthood. When children learn to crawl and walk, we often see parents running after them to make sure they don’t hit a table or trip over. There are many things in a house that children can meddle with and hurt themselves accidentally. These include electricity outlets, table corners, heavy objects, staircases, and of course anything that’s broken—such as windows.

Here’s how all accidents on account of broken windows can be avoided:

1. Childproof window locks

This is especially important if you have a toddler. Trying to cross the window and make their way outside the house is the sign of a curious toddler. And parents can’t possibly run after them all day long to keep them away from windows. It’s not also possible to keep the window sealed at all times. The good news is there is a child lock available for all sorts of windows. Whether you have a double-paned window or a sliding door, you can get these and minimize the risk of your child jumping out.

2. Window blinds

This is a much more convenient and cheaper way of getting the job done. Blinds cost a lot less compared to locks. They are also available in a variety of designs so you can choose one that complements the rest of your interior decor. However, having blinds down is not a great idea if you want ample sunlight to come into your home during the day.

3. Replace cracked windows

Cracks and chips pose a great threat to your child’s safety. This is because if the glass is slightly cracked, it can break again easily. Chips cause further damage to the glass. If your child has a habit of playing around the windows and your windows are cracked, you need to get the glass replaced immediately! A glass company can guide you if the crack can be repaired or if the window needs to be replaced.

If you’re based in Alberta, British Columbia or Saskatchewan and are looking for a reliable residential glass repair service, get in touch with us. Crystal Glass Canada has 65 years of experience in the glass industry. Contact us now for a free quote. 

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