The window treatment professionals at Galaxy Blinds have some tips to help you out. Here are a few tips that can help you choose the right window treatments when you have young children in your house.
1. Save the Floor-Length Draperies for Later in Your Child’s Life
You made the right decision. Climbing up on the curtains may seem like an adventure to him or her, but it’s one that could land him in the emergency department of your local hospital. Also, many floor length draperies have pull cords—a strangulation risk. Choose a safe window treatment and you’ll have one fewer thing to worry about.
2. Leave the Beads for Later
Children love to chew on brightly coloured, sparkling items. To them, these objects look like delicious candies, making them a choking hazard. Even though you love that beaded valance or trim you want to attach to the roller blinds in your child’s room, wait until your child is old enough to know not to put beads in her or his mouth.
3. Insist on Proper Installation
Unless you or your loved ones have extensive experience in installing window treatments, leave the installation to professionals. With professional window treatment installation, you’ll never have to worry about loose hardware causing a blind casing to fall.
4. Install Child-Safe, Blockout Blinds
Blinds are a great choice for a small child’s room. You can wipe them clean easily, they don’t extend to the floor, and you can dress them up with fabric to match your nursery décor. Even better, you can purchase wand-operated or motorised blinds that take the cord out of the picture. Since excessive heat raises the danger of SIDS in young children, choose blockout blinds that can keep the sun’s heat away from your child’s room.
5. Keep Your Child’s Crib or Bed Away from the Window
Again, children have no fear of climbing. Even if you choose motorised or wand-operated blinds, the extra height of the crib or the bed can give them a platform on which they can launch their climb. When you place your child’s bed or crib away from the window, you eliminate the climbing risk. When your child is old enough to know not to climb on the window treatments, then you can move the bed closer to the window.
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