Make Safety a Priority: Child Safe Blinds

Accidents happen within seconds. Make safety a priority with child safe window coverings.

New parents are generally knee deep in baby books, childproofing, registering–everything to prepare for the baby's arrival. By the time the bundle of joy arrives, the home has been prepped into a safe, cozy nest. Your house might be perfectly safe, but what about the other places the child spends time, like the home of a grandparent? Are there child safe blinds installed? The breakables might be put up, but have you thought of the hidden dangers in the home? Two children each day are seen in the emergency room, due to window cord injuries. How safe is your home?

The Importance of Child Safe Blinds

You would never leave your child alone in the bath, but what about in the living room? Or their bedroom? Window cord injuries often happen in areas considered safe by the parent or caregiver. Just saying that you will keep an eye on your kids is not enough. As any parent will tell you, it's the quiet moment that often lead to disaster. Serious–even fatal–injuries can occur in an instant. The only way to ensure the safety of your children is to replace dangerous window treatments.

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Child safe blinds can be cordless. But, there are cord safe systems available to secure the cords in place. This continuous cord loop bolts the cord in place. The adjustment occurs easily, but the cord cannot be played with, and it certainly will not dangle. Other cord safe options include a short, retractable cord that stay's well away from little hands, retracting back up as the adjustment is made.

Explore & Play

Fidget spinners–a perfect example of how much children like to explore and play with things, using their hands. Hand a kid a rubber band, and they will find a multitude of ways to pull, stretch, and twist. Cords from a window blind? It's the same thing–they just can't resist. Kids will pull, twist, and tie those cords, even if they were warned not to. It doesn’t seem dangerous to them, but they don’t realize how quickly it can escalate.

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This picture is lovely, but what happened after the camera was put away? Jumping, running, laughing, fighting–most likely, a great deal of playing. The parents of these children have a lot of worries, as most parents do, but one thing they won't have to worry about are the dangers of window cord blinds. These cordless shades use the innovative LiteRise lift system from Hunter Douglas. Available in both shades and blinds, this cordless system adjusts with a gentle push or pull of your hand on the bottom rail. 

Safety First

Grandparents, are your window treatments safe? These tragic injuries that occur from window blind cords are completely preventable. Our motorized shades are another option in child safe blinds. Touch of a button control allows you both safety and convenience.

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Shop smart. With advanced regulations and knowledge about the dangers, it’s easier than ever to find cordless options. Contact us at Window Fashions of Texas for your free in home consultation so that we can help you create a safe home for your family.   

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