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Best Window Childproofing
Updated on
January 4, 2024

Best Window Childproofing

By Babylist Team
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Best Window Childproofing

Young tots are all about exploring the world—it’s their job. They push and prod on everything just to see what happens. And that includes window screens, which kids can pop out and fall through, and cords on blinds, which accidentally can be wrapped around the neck.

To steer your child clear of windows, it’s important to keep the crib and other furniture away from them. The ultimate in window protection is to keep them locked and use only cordless window coverings. If that’s not realistic, then consider childproofing your windows with these types of devices:

  • Cord protectors: These gadgets wind up long cords or provide a hook to wrap cords around and keep them high and out of reach.
  • Window stoppers: Stoppers limit how wide you can open a window so only a narrow gap is possible. For childproofing purposes, windows should open no more than four inches wide.
  • Window guards: Affixed with screws, window guards prevent children from pushing on screens of open windows and falling out.

Here are a few products that can help create a safe and secure environment for your little one.

Instant Cord Shortener

Say goodbye to dangling cords with this product that rolls the extra length into a plastic holder to hide it, while still letting you easily operate the blinds.

Up and Out of Reach

The goal: move blind cords high enough so little hands can’t reach them, without having to nail or screw anything. The solution? This cord protector uses magnets—one goes around the cord and the other is placed wherever you want it on the wall.

For Open Windows

Screens are no match for your kiddo’s weight, but the steel bars of this window protector sure are. It’s 18 inches high and adjusts from 24 to 42 inches wide (it also comes in other sizes). With a fire-safety release pin, it’s a cautionary measure for windows you need to keep wide open.

For Sliding Doors

It’s a cinch to install these sliding door stoppers—they have a strong adhesive backing so they just need to be pressed into place. Once set, these stoppers will block the slider from opening beyond the point you’ve placed it. Use them to childproof your patio, closet, shower or other sliding doors, as well as your sliding windows.

A Lock that Lets Air In

Make windows extra secure with this secondary lock. Besides safeguarding your home when you’re away, they can also be adjusted to lock while still open a half inch. That’s good enough to keep a bit of fresh air coming into the nursery or playroom, but still entirely babyproof.

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