Alberta Health Services is reminding parents of the potential hazards open windows and balcony doors can pose to children.
In 2015 the Alberta Children's Hospital saw 14 children with window fall related injuries, this year they have already seen 10.
Sherry MacGillivray, the Alberta Children's Hospital Pediatric Trauma Coordinator, says the numbers in 2016 are higher than previous years.
"I think its because its warmer this year for sure," she says. "It's something that we're quite concerned about, I think that we're going to see a lot more children this year than we have in previous years."
MacGillivray explains that numbers have climbed in recent years, as the way houses are constructed change.
"This isn't a new problem, it just seems to be a newer problem in the area, because a lot of houses now are second and third stories, where as you think two decades ago they were all bungalows."
She recommends getting a window guard to keep curious children safe.
"A guard so the kids cannot get their heads out and lean on that screen, four or five inches is what we recommend. Those little window guards, you can grab from Home Depot and put in yourself, it certainly doesn't take very long."
AHS has released a list of precautions to take that could save a life.
• Move furniture such as cribs, beds, stools, and change tables away from windows to prevent access to them.
• Install window guards on all windows on the second floor and above. These act like gates in front of windows.
• Consider installing safety devices which limit the distance in which a window can open
• Remember: screens are designed to keep bugs out – NOT to keep children in.
• Ensure that your balcony railings are not more than 10 cm (4 inches) apart. This will eliminate access between the vertical bars of a balcony or deck.
• Furniture and other items stored on balconies and decks can be used to climb, resulting in a fall over the railing.
• Keep drapery cords out of the reach of children. Wrap excess cord around cleats, or tie-down devices placed high on the wall, to avoid a choking hazard.
• Removing corded window coverings is the best way to keep your children safe, especially in your child’s bedroom and other rooms where they play.
• Direct supervision of children is always the most effective way to prevent falls.