protecting them from a third floor fall...

Casey - posted on 08/15/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have 2 3 y/o boys who think that is awesome the trow thing out our third floor window. We live on the second and third floor of an apartment. They are always throwing things out the windows. My boyfriend and I are scared that they are going to fall out or ruin the car that parks below the window. Does anyone have any good ways to keep them out of the window and the window shut? I dont know what else to do and Im sick of fishing stuff off the porch roof below. HELP!!!!!

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Amy - posted on 08/15/2011

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I would measure the windows and just go buy wooden or plastic tubes to stick in the top portion of the window so they can't be lifted open, similar to how you would lay a pole on a sliding door so a burglar couldn't get in, if that makes sense.

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Jennifer - posted on 08/15/2011

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I agree with Amy, that is what we did. Also, you could get those cheap burglar alarms, the kind that you attach one part to the window sil and the other part to the window. It has magnets in each part. When the window is closed, the magnets are together, but as soon as the window opens, the magnets get seperated and a very loud, scary alarm sounds. The sound alone might frighten them, but if not, at least it will alert you, to know that the window is open.

Jodi - posted on 08/15/2011

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I'm surprised it is even legal to have windows that high that are so unsafe. Where I live, it wouldn't be legal, you'd have to have a childproof screen on those upper floors if you want to rent the apartment out. Check into your local laws with respect to that.

Casey - posted on 08/15/2011

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we would do that but they are aluminum windows and we rent the apartment. so we cant do things like that. Thank you though. Im tryin to find some kind of child window lock online and having no luck.

Tyrae - posted on 08/15/2011

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Have you tried nailing the window shut? Or at least the screen portion of the window so that they can't get that open?

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