This post was sponsored by Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
We all want to keep our kids safe. Since my daughter’s near-drowning several years ago, I’ve become really aware of just how fragile life can be. Keeping my kids safe is my top priority and to do that, I first have to understand what the risks are. Did you know that every year kids are injured or killed by corded blinds? Many parents don’t realize they are a danger until it is too late.
With spring in full-bloom, it’s the perfect time, not only for some spring cleaning, but to give your home a safety makeover. Do you have corded blinds in your home? How many of those are in places your children have frequent access to?
I thought my home was safe, but after walking through and realizing how many corded blinds I still have in my home, I realized that I need to do better. Kids and cords don’t mix, so if you have corded blinds in your home, it may be time for a safety makeover.
The first place I turned for my window covering makeover was my children’s bedroom. I’ve personally heard about several stories where children have been injured by window blinds while playing in their bedroom. Kids are usually out of sight when in their rooms and that increases the likelihood of something happening.
My home is supposed to be a safe space for my kids, so I wanted to start by making sure their bedrooms were as safe as they could be.
To keep your kids safe, be sure that:
- All cribs, beds, and toys should be away from windows and window cords.
- Pull-cords, if you have them, are as short as possible.
- Keep all window cords well out of the reach of children.
- Replace corded window coverings with cordless (or hidden cord) options.
How to find Child-Safe Window Coverings
Finding window coverings that are safe for your kids is easier than you may think. The Window Covering Safety Counsel has made it easy to find child-safe products when shopping for window coverings. They have some great information right on their website, but they also simplify things while you are shopping. Look for the Best for Kids™ certification label in stores and online to find products that work best in homes with young children.
There are some great options for cordless window covers or blinds with inaccessible cords.
If you have older window products, they likely aren’t safe for young kids so it’s time for a window covering makeover.
Check out the video below for more information: