Every parent knows how many worries we go through when raising our children, so it’s obvious that you want to make sure that they are kept from any harm or safety risks. According to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, there have been at least 33 toddler deaths connected to blind cords since 2001. This is a scary statistic and can be extremely worrying for parents trying to make their homes risk-free for their child. These accidents have occurred in instances where children have been left with unsafe blinds, often getting tangled in hidden loops or operating cords.
As a responsible supplier of window blinds we are committed to raising awareness about child-safe blinds and helping families identify unsafe blinds. Window blind cords and chains must be kept out of reach of babies and young children and there are many solutions to reduce the safety risk posed by blinds in your home.
Below, we have listed 3 top tips for ensuring child-safe blinds:
- Examine every blind in your home and in particular, blinds in your children’s bedrooms. If any blinds have a looped control chain or cord, then be sure to install a child-safety device or remove these from your home.
- Ensure that all operating cords and chains cannot be reached by children. When buying new blinds, always look at options that do not contain cords, has concealed cords or has an in-built safety device.
- Move cots, beds and any other children’s furniture/toys away from windows and blinds. Children LOVE to climb, so please make sure you aren’t encouraging your child to get close to your blinds.
At VBC Blinds, we offer a wide range of child-safe blinds and shutters, designed without any looped cords or chains and installed with a child-safety device. We supply special child-safety blinds for children’s bedrooms which come in a range of designs and colours to match the décor of their room, from princesses to dinosaurs! We also offer cordless blinds for other rooms in the house, in a variety of styles.
If you have any enquiries about our child-proof blinds or need advice on how to protect your children from unsafe blinds in your home, our specialists will be more than happy to chat with you. Our cordless blinds specialists can visit your home, suggest options which are best for you and your family and create bespoke child-safety blinds to your requirements. You can browse our range of children’s bedroom blinds on our website or get in touch
to arrange a visit to one of our blinds showrooms.
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