Could you imagine living in a home with no windows? It probably doesn’t sound too appealing, both because of the lack of sunlight and the stale indoor air that you would be breathing.

It is very nice to be able to open up your windows and air out your living space, and it is good for your health as well, but if you have young children at home, there is a certain risk involved.

Children are quick and curious, so an open window could pose a danger to their well-being. While you as a parent try to keep an eye on them, it doesn’t take long for them to make their way to the window when you turn your back. So what can you do to prevent this?

A lot of it depends on the design of your windows. One of the more common types of windows here in the U.S. is double-hung windows. On these types of windows, you can slide both the top and the bottom part to open it up, so opening the top part only will deny children easy access. Blocking a window with a large piece of furniture can also work, just make sure that it isn’t one that they can climb over and still get to the window.