Originally Posted by pmsherman
4. Exit the window feet first, belly down. Hold on to the window frame, stretch out then drop.
I've learned this since making these videos. It's truly problematic depending on the emergency exit used.
In this case, we used an exit window in the living room. Truth be told, this is the least likely to be used as I have 2 other exits. BUT- all of the videos who show/say to go feet first seem to be situated such that they have something substantial and right about the same height as the window. In our case, there was a couch with a squishy top and no real way to start the feet first process.
My bedroom has the same issue. There is a dresser (which I've converted to a desk, though I kept the emergency window intact). I think I might be able to sit on this and get out. But even then- it needs practiced. I'm doing that next week T a buddy's house.
For the kids room. The first task is figuring out s way to help/teach my daughter to do the window alone. The red tab is difficult to pop-up before she can even open the window. Right now, my bet is she can't. From there, she does have the bed sheet and bed at window height. I think that'll work for her. But again, we will find out this coming week. My son, he's a dare devil. I'm pretty sure he'll make the jump without issue, but we are going to test it.
My wife is my next biggest concern. Getting her to even try is going to be a challenge. Getting her to do it without injury is going to be even a bigger- I would hate for her to practice and end up hurting herself for a couple of months. (She's still in pain from a fall over a month ago.)