Health Tip: Prevent Children From Falling Out a Window

(HealthDay News) -- A child can fall from a window in a moment's notice, so it's important for parents to help prevent such a tragedy.

The National Safety Council offers these suggestions:

  • Always supervise young children, and keep windows locked when children are near.
  • If opening a window, make sure a child can't reach it.
  • Teach your child to stay away from windows and patio doors.
  • Don't keep furniture near a window that a child could climb on.
  • A screen will not prevent a child from falling out a window.
  • Use a window guard. Check with the local fire department for safety requirements.