Childproof your balcony with Anti Grabbity safety strips
Safer home with Anti-Grabbity - an easy install and cost effective safety strips from Australia.
High-rise living is a standard part of life in Singapore and families with kids always shudder at the thought of their littlies venturing a little too far out of the window. Commonly, toddlers are capable of acing the art of scaling obstacles that even Indiana Jones himself would find insurmountable.
Balcony window & a climbing toddler
Staying together with a boisterous 2.5 year old toddler posed a challenge for me because he is still spending most of his time at home and I’m a full time work-from-home mum. On top of having to hustle through household chores, fulfilling article deadlines, I had to also keep an eye on him all the time to make sure he stay safe from the windows and not endanger himself in any ways.
Beginning of last year, we moved to an old Condo apartment where the main road is just a stone’s throw away. With the benefit of great views from our unit, we also have a large enclosed balcony with sliding windows that connect to the floor. We enjoy this feature as the cool wind from the open window brings in enjoyable sea breeze from the nearby East Coast Park. The sliding window separates into two portions however, and only the bottom portion has window grills.
Very often, I would caught my son leaning precariously by the balcony’s window, to wait for my husband to return home from work. Therefore, to childproof our balcony window was an urgent pin on the list. Any precautions that can be taken was definitely worth trying.
Anti Grabbity balcony safety strips
Right on time, I was introduced to a balcony safety device – Anti Grabbity from Australia which happens to be less costly and easier to install than any other child safety window installations found in Singapore!
Without any hesitation, I was eager to give it a try and even more so after I found out that the inventor and director of Anti Grabbity – Hollie Bell is actually a mum herself too!
Invention of the balcony safety strips came about with a simple mindset to keep her children safe from the balcony. Anti Grabbity is a flat transparent prickly textured plastic strip that fits on the top of a railing in a couple of minutes using cable ties or glue dots. The thought of having this on the balcony will make it extremely hard and uncomfortable for small children to lean on or pull themselves up. It could effectivity keep even the most boisterous toddler safely indoors.
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After I received the package, the installation process was such a breeze, the instructions were clear and way easier than I expected! No drillings, no modifications to be done to my balcony structure, and I had it fixed within seconds, considering that I’m quite the non-technical person.
My balcony railing was slightly wider than the strips so I decided to use the glue dots instead of cable ties. I attached the glue dots on all the strips, stick them to the railing and it was done! Then I realized that since the strips are transparent, my balcony looked just the same.
Then I had my boy came over to test the result. Amazingly, his first reaction was all I had wished for, an “Ouch” when he touched it. Then he shook his head and refused to climb on the toddler chair that I had intentionally planted for him to stand by the balcony. It was that easy!
Comparing to the other child safety window installations I’ve seen in Singapore, Anti Grabbity’s per metre strip would only cost me less than $20! This was so much cheaper than any visible or wire grills out there in the market! Not to mention that it does not compromise the view or the aesthetic factor of the balcony.
Safer home for the kids
So other than giving me a peace of mind knowing that my boy won’t be getting near the windows any time now, or at least for a while until he forgets the painful experience and touches it again. Having Anti Grabbity is definitely worth it, given its cost outlay and minimal time spent on installing, while promptly providing the perfect result any parents hope for!
Want a safer home for your kids, need an extra safety feature to deter little climbers around the house? Send your request now and order an Anti Grabbity from www.antigrabbity.com. Hurry, grab your chance for free shipping till 1st May 2017!
This review was written by Mummy Blogger, Ruby Liang, Founder of FamilyStaycationSg.com.