Product Type: Mothercare safety products
Newest Review: ... window catches. For a pack of four mothercare window catches it cost £12.99 seems a lot for what they are but cant put a price of safety. ... more
Allows you to have ventilation without the risk of your child escaping out of the window
Mothercare Window Catch
Member Name: ally_kats_mama
Mothercare Window Catch
Advantages: Easy to put on the window, white in colour
We moved to a downstairs flat just before my daughter turned two so all the windows were easy escape routes for a toddler who happened to be into (and out of) everything she could possibly get her hands on. Our bedroom and her bedroom were the most worrying as both beds gave easy access to the windows and it was just a case of standing on the wide windowsil and pushing the bottom of the window whilst lifting the handle. My daughter had watched both my husband and I intently whilst we did this and she demonstrated how she could do it too. The 2 year old who should have been in Mensa. It caused a trip to Mothercare to see if we could find something to remedy it whilst the Landlord tried to find the keys to lock the windows up.
Once in Mothercare, we found them instantly and ended up paying £9.99 for a four pack of Window catches. I have looked on Mothercare recently and found that they now cost £12.99 a pack.
They were easy to install on the window. It was simply a case of screwing one part of the mechanism to the actual frame of the window bit which opens and then screwing the other bit in the frame. The picture probably explains that a lot better than I just did! The two bits which screw into the window are joined together by a hinge with a moveable arm which only extends a certain amount so that you can still have the window open for air but not enough that a child could get out. These also stop the child from pushing the window open any further too.
The catches are white in colour. Luckily our window frames were painted white so you couldn't even notice them but if you have windows the same colour a the one pictured you are going to notice them a bit but I don't think this is an issue as long as your child is safe.
We left these on the window the whole time we lived in our flat and she never tried to open the windows again anyway but it wasn't worth taking the risk. They did leave a mark on the window frame when we removed them as they screw in.
I am not sure what you do if you have those white plastic windows as these would not work on them due to the screwing in part so obviously don't buy these if you have those types of windows.
These definately worked and were well worth the money we spent on them (plus as well as keeping our daughter safely in, they kept our cat safely in too!).
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