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.
We always think that our children are safest at home. We’ve spent time, money and a lot of concern and love to childproof our homes. But often, parents fail to remember some of the hidden dangers than can pose a threat. My twin girls love to go off and play in their room, that they share. I’ve come to learn that complete silence is never a good thing and it never ceases to amaze me how fast they can find trouble together.
When we redid their room, from nursery to ‘big girl’ room, one of the first things I did was to buy cordless shades. Prior to this, they just had blackout drapes. I knew that window coverings with cords presented a huge danger to kids. Exposed or dangling cords can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. Only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords should be installed in homes with young children. With October having been National Window Covering Safety Month, parents can rest assred that when they purchase new window coverings, by looking for the Best for Kids™ certification label.
You should check the window coverings you ALREADY own in addition to any that you buy. Best for Kids products are currently available at major retails across the country.
Some of the other hidden danger solutions that parents should be striving for:
- Keep Medication or Vitamins locked away or completely out of reach.
- Secure all furniture to the walls. Children can climb and tip over furniture or televisions, becoming pinned underneath or sustaining serious injury or trauma.
- Check the Batteries 2x per year (at the time change is a good way to remember) in smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. Batteries should be replaced and inspected to ensure they are in working order.
- Protect the Stairs at the top and the bottom of the steps.
The above are just the things you might not immediately think about – and ensuring your home is childsafe is a process with many more things to look at.
What are some ways you ensure your home is safe for your child(ren). Have you taken a look at your own window coverings for cords?
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