October is child safety month and whether you’re a father, a future father or just the awesome uncle who shows up with the best gift for birthdays – child safety is no joke.
With so many products on the market, the world of child safety can be a daunting and confusing place. Not to worry, 3 Day Blinds has some helpful hints to keep your house safer for children.
In order to make your home safer for children you should start with a walk-through of your home. Identify areas that are in and out of bounds. Areas that are deemed out of bounds are easily partitioned off with baby gates. It’s the inbound areas that need your attention.
So you’ve figured out the areas that you know the kids will be, now let’s make these areas safer for kids. Kids are constantly learning and taking in the world around them. That being said, one of the ways they learn is by grabbing onto things and examining them. As you start to make rooms safer for children, remember to keep unsafe objects like candles, matches and even picture frames out of reach. While these may seem like no-brainers there are other things that should be placed out of reach.
Think about your TV(s), are they mounted? Are the power cords or power strips easily accessible? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then it’s time to mount your television(s) and work on cable management. Mounting a TV is fairly simple and normally only requires a mount, a screw gun, a stud finder and an extra set of hands. The real kicker is cable management. Cleaning up the rat’s nest of cables on the floor into an organized zip tied clean solution can almost be therapeutic. If you go the extra step and conceal those cables, you’ll find a sense of tranquility and overwhelming calm. Alright, maybe the feelings won’t be that intense, but we do feel it’s worth it to conceal your cables.
Speaking of concealing cords, window treatments should factor into your child safety plans. 3 Day Blinds offers products that have been awarded the “Best for Kids” certificate from the Window Covering Safety Council. These products are cordless and are offered with either cordless and/or motorized operating systems. If you are not ready to completely redesign your window treatments 3 Day Blinds offers a FREE retrofit kit that will help blinds manufactured before 2001 be more child friendly. When considering placement of a child’s bed or plaything, remember to take windows and window coverings into consideration. Keep kids away from any cords. If there is a control cord, make sure that it is tied around a cord cleat and out of the reach of children.
If you are considering new window treatments to accommodate your new addition, or you’re just looking for safer options for children, call 3 Day Blinds today. Our design consultants are highly trained and can help design your window treatments to match your specific needs.