In recent years the window treatment industry has been under scrutiny due to child safety concerns. I would suggest that the industry has responded strongly by developing innovative products without cords that are functional without sacrificing form. As a parent myself I would highly recommend taking a look at some of our cordless blinds and shades for your child's room(s) or windows that are easily accessable. While safety is a major concern, cordless blinds offer other benefits - they are quite simple to lift and lower and you don't clutter the space around your windows with unsightly cords.
My wife and I recently put a set of blackout cordless cellular shades in my 3-year-old daughter's room. They are wonderful insulators, and the blackout characteristics ensure our little rooster doesn't start cackling at first morning light. My daughter likes the crinkles and that she can lift them herself. We also just launched a new smooth-lift solar shade that I am considering putting in our family room. The shade cuts-down the sun, looks fantastic and has an easy, smooth lift mechanism. There are plenty of other excellent options, cordless roman shades and even cordless mini blinds.
Just a few years ago cordless blinds were either not yet available or cost an arm and a leg. However, in current day, many of our products have a cordless upgrade option, and generally it is only a nominal upgrade fee, or no upgrade fee at all.
Please let us know if we can help you find the perfect cordless window treatment option for you and your family!