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.
It’s been quite some time since I’ve crawled around the house trying to babyproof every possible thing. The fridge, the cabinet doors, the stairs, making sure the cleaning supplies were locked away, all of those things you do before you bring a baby home. It’s crazy how much we spend on locks and gates and contraptions to make things safer and how easily we overlook one hazard that’s likely in every single room of our home – the windows. Not the windows themselves, we often have screens and locks on those already, I’m talking about what we use to block out the sun and add color to our rooms – the window coverings.
Making sure that all cords are inaccessible to little ones is such an important task for us parents, so with October being National Window Covering Safety Month, I urge you to go look at your windows right now. It doesn’t matter how old your children are, give them a look. Are the cords a hazard? Do you already have cordless coverings installed? The Window Covering Safety Council has so much information on safety, it’s worth clicking through and reading.
If you need cordless options, look for products that carry the Best for Kids™ certification! It’s an easy way to give your home a makeover this fall and know that you’re protecting your family.
My kids might be 13, 7 and 6 but I still worry about their safety. Just the other day I noticed that we still have the cabinet locks on in the kitchen, yet they can bypass them with no problems. They wrestle around a lot, and while we do have cordless blinds in most of the rooms, would they know not to play with the cord if they saw one? It’s not something I even want to consider, and such cordless options look great and are easy to install, there’s no reason to make a safety swap!
One of the first things we will do if we ever sell this house will be making sure that we replace all of the window coverings with cordless so that the new owners won’t even have to worry!