We emphasize right away – no mosquito nets can be considered protection! They are weakly attached, the mesh can be pierced with any sharp object, for example, an ordinary pencil. Even a domestic cat can easily fly out of the window on a net, trying to catch a bird, let alone a two-three-year-old child. On the contrary, mosquito nets often give children a false sense of security, they may think they can lean on it to look outside. So we need much more reliable protection..
Today, the following window protectors for children can be distinguished.
The easiest option is chain. Before the appearance of door peepholes, these were usually installed on the front door so that you could see who had come, but at the same time did not open it completely. Dad can easily install the chain, both on plastic and wooden windows. The chain should be attached at the very top so that the baby cannot reach and remove the protection. Yes, of course, both the fasteners and the chain itself must be sufficiently reliable!
Flexible blocker. It works on the same principle as a chain, but this is a more reliable way of protection. Such flexible bollards are offered by many manufacturers, for reliability they are equipped with a lock. The window will not open completely, but you can ventilate.
Child lock. Installed on plastic windows and does not allow the use of the pivoting function, while the window can be put on ventilation. Like the two previous options, it can be installed independently. Of course, you can also use the services of a specialist. By the way, the keys are specially made in red so that parents can immediately see them against the background of a white window and do not forget to pull them out.
Window handle with lock. Does not allow turning and opening the sash at all. The main thing is not to forget to take out and hide the key so that the child cannot open the window. Usually, such handles come immediately with a window, this point should be specified when ordering. You can purchase such a handle with child protection and separately, and change it yourself.
Window opener.It is also called a comb. Very simple, but quite reliable, metal, it is possible for adults to move it to a more open position, but for a baby it is a difficult task. It is fastened independently, it is inexpensive, cheaper than locks. However, there is still a risk that the child will be able to remove the retainer on his own..
Sliding type bollard, which will not allow the window to be opened completely, only by the length of the retainer. Usually attached at the bottom, acting as a fairly reliable protection. Also allows you to ventilate the room.
The most radical way is metal grill on the window. The most reliable option, but also the most expensive. You can choose the simplest lattices, you can have beautiful forged ones – it all depends on your financial capabilities.
Also, a metal mesh with a cell of 2-3 cm can be fixed to the window frame from the outside. Choose a mesh with a rod of 1 mm or more. It can be attached to the frame with self-tapping screws with a press washer every 7-10 cm.
Alternatively, some parents remove the handles from the window, covering the holes with a special plug. This is not always convenient, but in general it will definitely not allow children to open the doors. In this case, it is better to use special removable handles with plugs..
As you can see, a lot of means for protecting children can be installed on windows; there are both simpler and cheaper options, and more expensive, but reliable ones. Choose your way so as not to worry about your child’s safety.