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.
While these two are ornery as ever keeping them safer is always on my mind, especially in our own home. When I first became a mom I was totally focused on the wrong things, honestly I was obsessed over some child proofing tips and tasks that just were not that big of a deal in the moment. But the more research I did, the more I learned how much the window coverings in our home could be a giant hazard if not corrected. Yes, the window coverings! At that moment, we decided to invest in cordless blinds.
Corded window coverings are one of the top 5 hidden hazards in American homes. Seems like such a silly item to be concerned about, but when you take a look around your home and see your window coverings you will start to see why these accessible cords can certainly become a danger.
Kids and Cords Do Not Mix!
As I was doing my research I also understood that this cordless update would not only be for my kids when they were babies but also as they grew. Children do wild things and those wild things can end up being dangerous things. When going cordless for your kids it is important to remember that while this is a lot of work and an investment it is one that will keep your kids safer at any age.
Did you know that October is National Window Covering Safety Month? Cords pose a serious strangulation hazard to infants and young children that there is a month that is dedicated to getting the word out about this serious hazard that is such a common household decor item to have. Even though window coverings might appear to be harmless, it literally only takes a brief moment for an infant or small child to get caught up in the cords. No one wants to think about that happening to any child but the fact is, it happens. So, during this month, it is time to talk about it.
How To Go Cordless?
We live in an older home so we knew that the window coverings in our home were more than likely out of date, and a hazard to any children that are present in the home. The easiest way to make sure that you have the safer coverings on your windows is to make sure that you are using cordless ones that are identified by the Best for Kids™ certification program. These types of Best for Kids products are available at major retailers across the country. This means replacing all current corded window coverings in your home with cordless ones. Yes, this is an investment and also a DIY venture but one that must be done.
For more information on cordless window coverings, window safety and the Best for Kids™ certification, make sure to check out the Best for Kids™ certification