Infographic; Fitting child-safe window blinds

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.

safety-infographic

Disclosure; this post was produced in collaboration with curtains-blinds.co.uk

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5 Comments

  1. December 19, 2015 / 3:09 pm

    Blinds always scare me when children are around. You always hear the horror stories online so we now have curtains instead of blinds for this reason!

    • John Adams
      Author
      December 20, 2015 / 5:39 pm

      That is quite understandable. I guess you just have to be careful if you have curtains with a pull cord.

  2. December 19, 2015 / 3:15 pm

    Having seen and read so many tragic stories, I have to admit that if I did have children, then I would not have blinds at all x

    • John Adams
      Author
      December 20, 2015 / 5:39 pm

      That would be one option, although blinds are better at cutting out the light altogether.

  3. January 6, 2017 / 6:08 am

    Very nice article informative content thanks we liked it.