Three window safety tips for parents with young children
Whether you have a little one at home or you're expecting, there's no better time to bring cordless shades into your home than now. Discount window treatments without cords can instantly increase the safety in your household. Here are some other tips on how to keep kids safe around windows.
1. Do not place beds and cribs near windows.
Good Housekeeping magazine recommends placing cribs and kids' beds away from windows to avoid placing your children in proximity to window treatments. The Window Covering Safety Council reports that ideally, your kids' sleeping areas should be placed up against walls with no windows.
2. Strategically place cords.
If you don't want to installcordless blinds and shades, keep tassels and cords out of your kids' reach. Woman's Day magazine recommends placing them up high where your children can�t pull on them and become entangled. Use ties to keep strings back and out of the hands of your little ones.
3. Look for child safe options.
These days, it's possible to find window treatments specifically designed for parents with young kids. Consider looking for new varieties of roman shades and cellular shades created to keep children safe.