Even the most well-prepared parent can easily forget that window treatment cords account for hundreds of childhood injuries every single year. Just like stairs and table corners, it’s important to “baby-proof” the window treatments in every room of your home.
Keeping Window Treatments Safe for Kids
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After 50 young children were killed by window cords from 2012 to 2017, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) went so far as to call corded window treatments one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes. And though toddlers are the most likely to experience an injury, there are reports of window cord accidents involving children as old as eight.
While there are a few ways to keep your child safe from cords, like cutting looped cords or anchoring them to the wall, the best way to prevent a problem is to eliminate the need for a cord altogether.
Whether you’re attracted to shades, shutters, or blinds, all options can be motorized and opened with just the push of a button (or even your own voice). And while safety is likely your number one priority, motorized treatments also provide you with convenience, privacy, comfort, and energy efficiency.
Helpful Tips for Designing a Nursery
When it comes time to decorate your baby’s nursery, make sure to make functionality just as important as beauty. In addition to motorized treatments, we also suggest positioning the crib far from windows and hanging tapestry. You should also consider blackout curtains to help your little one sleep soundly, even in the middle of the summer.
At Bloomin' Blinds, our greatest priority is your comfort and satisfaction. That is why we offer a wide variety of motorized blinds, shutters, and shades to meet all your needs. Contact us today to find your nearest location!