A child safety lock is a useful safety feature for parents who live in high-rise apartment blocks.
This is according to baby proofing expert Duri Arbab, who noted that most apartments are not safe and secure, UAE-based newspaper XPRESS reports.
"Even where windows cannot be opened completely, they are wide enough for a child to get through," she was quoted by the news source as saying.
For example, a two-year-old toddler recently fell from a window in Lake Stevens, Washington, with several other similar events occurring around the globe.
Ms Arbab said other risks include wide railings on balconies and staircases – which may benefit from a safety stair gate – as well as toilets, bathtubs, ovens and kitchen stoves without guards.
Furthermore, furniture with sharp edges and skirting boards that protrude from the wall also pose a danger to infants, she continued.
The expert argued the issue is compounded when youngsters are left by themselves, saying: "Never underestimate children."