Our oldest son AJ is autistic and soon to turn 4. Which means typical child proofing measures don’t always keep him safe. Since he is older he has the coordination to get outlet covers off and undo latches. But he fears nothing when others his age typically have a healthy fear of things like going into the road and falling off the top of a slide. So his second story bedroom window becomes a problem when he feels the need to lean on the screen and hit the old glass in the window (that’s going to be replaced). We needed something to protect the window and keep him safe.
After looking all over the Internet we found…..nothing. Everything for window safety says its “easily removed” which concerns us since he’s so cleaver. Plus we don’t want to spend 100$ on something he can unhook.
My awesome husband BigT used some leftovers from when he built our back deck. He used a section of railing, hinges, and a latch. POOF!
A child proof window gate is born and it only cost a few bucks for the hardware. Best part is that it doesn’t fit exactly perfect so the latch is difficult to unlatch for AJ. We have a winner!