Child Safety in the Home

Concerned about child safety in the home? Make sure your window treatments abide to the child safety standards.

Window cords may sound harmless yet they pose a hazard for young children. When children play with or near cords they can get entangled in the cords and this can be very dangerous.

How can you protect your child?

Never underestimate your child

Many parents think that their child is is too young and they do not have to protect their child from various hazards that they think only pose a danger to older infants that are more mobile.

Infants very often move or turn over sooner than their parents expect them to.

When it comes to child safety in the home it is better to be safe than sorry.

Cribs and Bedding

Do not use older cribs since they do not conform to today's child safety standards like slat spacing or lead free paint.

Fluffy and soft comforters and pillows or stuffed animals are not safe for young infants since they might smother the baby. Crib mattresses should fit the crib snuggly to prevent getting stuck between the mattress and the crib.

Crib Placement

Where to put the crib should not only be determined by aesthetics or convenience. Putting the crib (or bed or playpen) near the window can be dangerous in many ways.

  • Young children can accidentally fall out of an open window or through a screen (please note screens should NOT be used instead of window guards).
  • Children can become entangled in window cords.

Which are the best children's window treatments?

Of all the recommended window treatments for kids rooms, cordless window shades win hands down. Even though window blind cords can be made to be more safe, no cords at all is the safest of all.

Take a look at this discussion for safe window treatments for children and how to make existing window coverings safe.

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