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Should I Buy Cordless Blinds?

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.

Should I buy cordless blinds?

When I was a new mom, I was so lost. I knew there was so much that I needed to do, but I had no idea exactly what all I needed to do it. Baby proofing my home, as a new mom, was probably the most stressful part! Making sure I got everything I needed. That all of my bases were covered. I thought that I did everything right…. Then, as my oldest got a little older I started to wonder… Should I buy cordless blinds?

Once little ones start becoming more mobile, the less obvious dangers become much more apparent! This became obvious to me one day, years ago, when I noticed my tiny daughter playing with the cords to our old blinds.

 

I was a clueless new mom for much too long, and that’s why I wanted to share why you should buy cordless blinds.

Should I Buy Cordless Blinds?

should I buy cordless blinds

The short and simple answer to your question is  yes. Buy the cordless blinds! For babies, toddlers, older children and even your pets, they are much safer alternatives to corded blinds.  When we bought our home a few years back, changing out all of the blinds was our first project.

When we replaced all of our blinds, we made sure to pick up the blinds with the Best for Kids certification. Just look for the logo when you shop and you can be assured that you are getting the best cordless window coverings for your family.

I feel like wonder coverings are one of the most overlooked areas when it comes to baby proofing, and I’m not the only one who feels that way!

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National Window Covering Safety Month

October is National Window Covering Safety Month. During this month, the Window Covering Safety Council is sharing tips and information on how to keep your home safer for your pets and kids.

Dangers of Corded Blinds

Did you know that corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes? They are one area that is commonly overlooked when baby-proofing, but one of the most common dangers at the same time!

It seems simple when you think about it though. The cords on these blinds can easily get wrapped around necks and severely injure toddlers and even pets. Toddlers aren’t capable of understanding these dangers, so it is up to us as parents to do what we must in order to provide the safest environment we can.

Why Are Cordless Blinds Safer?

Simple, cordless blinds are just that… Cordless. There is no cord hanging haphazardly where toddlers and pets can get caught up.  Safety experts, along with the Window Covering Safety Council, urge parents to go cordless. Check all of your windows for exposed cords. Even if your children are a bit older, it is still a good idea to replace your current blinds with cordless alternatives.

Going Cordless is Easier than Ever

It really is easier than ever to make the switch to cordless window coverings. New U.S. safety standards actually require cordless or inaccessible cords for window coverings.  So all you have to do is look for products with the Best for Kids™ certification label. Products with the Best for Kids™ label have gone through third party testing. This helps retailers and consumers identify window coverings that are best suited for homes with smaller kids.

Make the Switch Today!

I made the switch, and I couldn’t be happier! I know my kids are protected now. And even though they love to mess with the blinds and look out the windows.. I know they are okay since I have made the choice to eliminate safety hazards from my home.

If you want more information about cordless blinds and safety measures, then check out the Window Covering Safety Council for everything you need to know!

 

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When I was a new mom, I was so lost. I knew there was so much that I needed to do, but I had no idea exactly what all I needed to do it. Baby proofing my home, as a new mom, was probably the most stressful part! Making sure I got everything I needed. That all of my bases were covered. I thought that I did everything right.... Then, as my oldest got a little older I started to wonder... Should I buy cordless blinds? Once little ones start becoming more mobile, the less obvious dangers become much more apparent! This became obvious to me one day, years ago, when I noticed my tiny daughter playing with the cords to our old blinds. #ad #BestForKids #WindowCoveringSafety

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Passion Piece

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

I didn't know that blinds can be that hazardous for kids. Cordless blinds aren't that popular here in Poland, but if I were a mom, I would definitely choose them! :)

Jessi

Sunday 20th of October 2019

I had no idea when my oldest was little either!

Krysten (@WeirdGirlBlog)

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

I have 4 dogs in my home so cordless blinds are a MUST. Thanks for sharing this with all of us!

Jessi

Sunday 20th of October 2019

I have 1 dog and 2 kids, and the blinds are a total must!

Amber Myers

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

I think they are a good idea. Better to be safe than sorry! Plus my cats would totally mess with the cords.

Jessi

Sunday 20th of October 2019

I totally agree! I would rather replace all of my blinds than run the risk of an accident.

kopikang

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

Cordless blinds seems to do the magic :) Glad you've found a great brand too! In our house, my main concern these days is dog-proofing my christmas decors and other furniture... good luck to me!!!

Jessi

Sunday 20th of October 2019

oh yes good luck to you! Thankfully my dog doesn't mess with the Christmas decorations, but my kids do!

wanderwithola

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

Wow, I didn't know that corded window coverings are THAT dangerous that they are listed as one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes! Yes to making the switch to cordless! ~ Ola @ WanderWithOla

Jessi

Sunday 20th of October 2019

It is crazy right! It is one of those things that people just don't know but I love that there are companies spreading awareness.

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