Infant Window Safety Guide

  • Use safety guards to prevent windows from opening four inches or more. The only exception is for windows that are used as a fire escape.
  • If possible, only open windows from the top.
  • Use locks on sliding glass doors to prevent a child from escaping.
  • Install alarm bars that sound when a child is near windows and sliding glass doors.
  • Do not place furniture close to windows.
  • Understand that window screens will not prevent a fall.
  • Do not rely on window screens to withstand a child’s weight and prevent falls. Window screens are meant to keep bugs out, but not to keep children in.

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