Safety in high places.
|August 2, 2013||Posted by Mabel under General|
Our new place in Penang is on the 18th floor and since its purchase, the owner has never seen the need to install grills for the windows or balcony sliding door (we are his first tenants in this unit). So while the owner scouted around for quotations, I set about babyproofing the home – at least temporarily. The children are actually house-proofed already. They know not to play with doors, switches, power sockets and so forth but the worrypot in me is still quite concerned about height-related safety. So we came up with a couple of cheap solutions – a piece of wood (to function as a lock for the sliding door), safety gate (with or without extensions) and adjustable cabinet locks.
While they work just fine, especially the safety gate which can be adult-proof too, my concern is more of the windows as I prefer something more “permanent” like grill. Those will be installed next week but until then, these cabinet locks will do just fine. At least it’s better than a fully open window (*heart attack moment*).