Child Safe Blinds
Child Safe Blinds and Shades
When you shop for furniture for your home, following proper child safety standards is of utmost importance. It is no different when it comes to replacing blinds or buying new blinds for your home. Many corded window coverings have a cord loop or lift cords that actually pose as a strangulation hazard. A child safe window treatment follows proper window covering safety standards, which includes cord safety devices such as cord cleats, or are cordless blinds with a child safe cordless lift control. So make sure you are creating a kids safe environment at home by getting child proof blinds.
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Why can corded blinds be dangerous for children?
While blinds come with many types of lift options, window blinds with hanging cords are often considered the worst for child safety. Kids are naturally curious and like to play with everything in the room, including the windows! This means that any window covering with a cord can be pulled or played with by your children. The cords themselves are a hazard for choking and strangulation, but also can be a risk as kids put pressure on the blinds, and may damage the blinds or worse - pull them so that they come crashing down.
What can I do to add cord safety to my existing window coverings?
Whether you have blackout shades, roman shades, motorized wood blinds, natural blinds, or even vertical blinds, you should ensure that you properly install your window treatments, and that your existing cords are attached to your wall using cord cleats or cord stops. These devices allow you to wrap cords around them, keeping them out of reach and safely secured when not in use. This is a simple but effective way to add safety for small children to your room for most types of window blinds and shades.
What are the best child safe window treatments?
To get the safest choice for your kids, blinds with cordless styles are the way to go. Cordless blinds provide the best window covering safety as they don't have any dangling cords to begin with. Luckily many types of blinds are now available in a cordless style, from motorized cellular shades and roller shades to shutters and motorized outdoor shades. These shades are available as an energy efficient blackout shade, room darkening or even light filtering. So when you choose a cordless shade or blind, rest assured that you don't have to make any concessions when it comes to style and aesthetics!