This post was sponsored by the Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
October is National Window Covering Safety Month and it’s a great time to take a closer look at your window coverings and see if they are as safe as they should be.
Many homes have corded blinds. They seem harmless enough until you realize how many accidents happen every year due to dangling cords.
Kids get into everything. You don’t have to look away for more than a minute before kids have the potential of getting into something they shouldn’t.
As parents, we try and be as vigilant as possible, but we simply can’t be there 100% of the time. That’s where good childproofing comes into play. Creating a home that’s safe for young kids helps keep our kids safe when we look away.
Exposed or dangling cords can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children.Because of this, child safety experts recommend only using cordless blinds in homes with young kids.
If your window coverings do have blinds, be sure that the cords are secured out of reach (and be aware that kids can reach things we don’t think they can).
Are your Window Coverings Safe?
If you have young kids, it’s definitely worth going through the information they have there.
Childproofing can be a bit overwhelming. We recommend tackling one thing at a time. Start with one area of your home that is completely childproof so you know your child has a safe place to play and move out from there.
If you are ready to look into window coverings, there are some great resources available. To make the process of shopping for safe window coverings easy, cordless options are labeled with the Best for Kids™ certification.
You can find Best for Kids products at major retailers across the country.