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.
When you become a parent you are instantly thinking about how to keep your child as safe as possible. As a mom I remember sitting in our house thinking about all of the things that we would have to update and change in order to keep Jude safer. And even now, as he is about ready to turn 9 years old (WHAT!!?!?) I am still finding myself thinking about the many ways to keep him and Teagan as safe as possible.
National Safety Month
June is National Safety Month, and today we are we’re sharing some tips for you and your family to safely enjoy your time this summer. While we are past the days of “baby proofing” our home there are a lot of things to consider when keeping your children, of all ages, safer during this National Safety Month. I don’t know about you but my “spring cleaning” has spilled into summer so there is still a lot of spring cleaning happening which leads me to some home hazards that I am trying to be more aware of as I clean the house this summer.
5 Hazards To Be Aware Of In Your Home
According to this infographic from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website, there are five hidden hazards in the home:
2. Recalled products;
4. Tipover; and
5. Pools and spa drains.
Take A Moment To Think About Your Home
Small piece like magnets and toys are a more obvious concern for your child’s safety but there are some other factors in your home to consider. For example, corded window coverings can be a choking hazard to your child and not just babies. Think about how long those cords are and then look at your growing children.
In December 2018, a new safety standard was set in place that affects the availability of corded window coverings in retailers. If you wanted to buy corded window coverings, you’ll need to place a special order directly through the manufacturer instead of purchasing in-store. I love that this safety standard has been put in place and updated.
To help parents and caregivers in making the right choice when selecting window coverings, cordless options can easily be identified by the Best for Kids™ certification label. These types of products are currently available at major retailers across the country. If you have corded window coverings in your home, one of the ways you can help prevent any issues is to check your window coverings for exposed or dangling cords. This can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. It is best to replace them with cordless products if at all possible.
Jude and Teagan are growing quickly but we are still focused on being aware of these hazards and others to ensure that they are both as safe as possible. This parenting gig is a 24/7 job but a job that we are so lucky to have and while thinking about these home hazards can be overwhelming and scary it is best that we not get complacent and really focus on safety in our home.