This post was sponsored by the Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Being a parent can be daunting especially with little ones. There are so many things you need to cautious with and making sure your home is child-proofed enough to keep kids of all ages safe isn’t easy. One of the many things parents tend to forget about is how dangerous window coverings and their cords can be. Did you know that one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes is children and infants becoming entangled in window cords? It’s a scary fact and one safety hazard many parents don’t always think about, I know I didn’t at first.
October is officially National Window Covering Safety Month. To help make parents more aware of the dangers window coverings pose and homes more safe, The Window Covering Safety Council urges parents and caregivers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords which can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. The Window Covering Safety Council recommends Installing only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords in homes with young children.
We used to think that putting the cord up where the kids couldn’t get it would be enough but they always seem to figure a way to get it back down. We decided that it was better to just avoid the whole possibility of a hazardous situation and switched our window coverings to cordless. It was one of the best safety decisions I feel we’ve made!
Not sure which window coverings to purchase? To help make selecting the right window coverings easier, cordless options can easily be identified by the Best for Kids™ certification label. You can now find Best for Kids products at major retailers nationwide.