When selecting window coverings for your home, it is easy to get swept away in design choices like how to frame the window, invite light into a room or darken the space. Still, there is a more beneficial consideration for parents.
After choosing styles, there is a critical factor to keep in mind: Safety.
Cords and dangling pieces that are standard in many window treatments become deadly when children and pets are in the house unsupervised.
October marks the National Window Covering Safety Month. This month is dedicated to urging homeowners to take action to protect their children, pets, and loved ones from the dangerous and deadly consequences of unsafe window treatments. Child safe window coverings are not always the first thought, and we hope this video reenactment enlightens all parents and future parents.
Not to scare you, but these accidents are so silent, children can strangle in the same room with a caregiver. Children die in less than 1 minute. (Warning: Video contains disturbing images)
Child Safety Film – Dangers of Corded Blinds
Selecting Child Safe Window Treatments
The easiest way to protect your loved ones is by going cord-free. At 3 Blind Mice, we are advocates of child safety year-round. As experts in child-safe motorized window shades, we offer a wide variety of cord-free window treatments to eliminate dangling cords, the largest threat to children and pets.
Child and Pet Safety Guide
Replace your current window treatments with a child-safe option to prevent dangerous situations for children and pets. Interested in more information on child safety?
Download our guide on child-safe window treatments to learn more.
Other ways to protect children from unsafe window coverings:
These are quick fixes but are not solutions, install cordless and/or battery-powered roller shades for child safety as a long-term solution.
- Tie up or hang cords high and out of reach of little hands
- Ensure climbable furniture such as cribs, beds, and tables are situated away from dangling window treatments and hanging cords
- Install cord stops properly to limit inner-cord movement
Child safe window treatments can be stylish
Replacing your current blinds with child-safe options is the perfect reason to upgrade, and going with cord-free varieties is the safest option.
Safety doesn’t mean you have to overlook style!
Select from many varieties and styles of window treatments to enhance your space. Transform your child’s bedroom and spark their imagination with Disney, NFL, and MLB screen-printed roller shades to show off their favorite characters or root, root, root, for their home teams!
Safety should never be sacrificed.
We pride ourselves in being a child-safe company and consistently work with our vendors to offer free child-safe upgrades to a number of their products, removing cost as a hindrance to selecting child-safe window coverings.
Contact Us for All Child Safe Options
You can also stop by our large window treatment showroom in San Diego to view our large selection of window treatments.