have a safe summer
Statistic: Head injuries are the most common result when children fall from windows.
Click here for other useful family information from DCF
Home
Window Safety Water Safety Summer Safety
Window Safety
Here are some simple tips that will help keep your children safe around open windows:

  • Accidents happen when young children play near open windows and there's no adult around. If the window is open more than a few inches, make sure that an adult is supervising the children at all times.

  • Screens will not keep your kids from falling out of windows.

  • Move furniture away from windows, so that if children were to fall while climbing on the furniture, they will not fall out of the window (open or closed).

  • Never place a child's crib or bed near the window or window blinds.

  • Don't allow your children to play around windows, even if they are closed.

  • If you are replacing windows, install ones that can open from the top, instead of the bottom.

  • Remove window crank handles from casement windows to help prevent children from opening them.

  • Cords from window blinds should be kept out of children's reach.

  • Consider purchasing window guards to help keep your children safe. Look for window guards that can be easily opened by adults and older children in case of a fire.

For more information and resources, visit www.CTParenting.com

Sources:
www.safekids.org
www.CTSafeKids.org



Home | Window Safety | Water Safety | Summer Safety | Other Useful Family Information From DCF

© 2014 Connecticut Department of Children and Families

Website strategy and design by The Pita Group