When we bought our house, both our children’s bedrooms had blinds with long dangling cords that could have become caught around their necks. Recognising this to be a safety risk, we swiftly removed them.
We were particularly concerned about our toddler. If anything, the risk is greater as she’s a bit older and in a ‘big girl’s bed’ so can wander around her room at will. Now she’s out of a cot, I can see just how much of a risk a blind cord poses to a curious child.
The infographic below was produced by curtain and blind supplier curtains-blinds.co.uk. It gives a few pointers as to what us parents should keep in mind when installing a blind to ensure the children can’t have an accident with it. I hope you find it useful.
What hints and tips have you got for keeping your little ones safe around the home? Please leave a comment below. It would be great to hear what ideas you have.