This post about safer window coverings 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.
The calendar has flipped, there is slight crisp in the evening air, and you can’t turn the corner at the grocery without finding at least twenty pumpkin spice flavored treats! While are busy delighting in all the ghouls and gourds, fall has also become a time for our family cozy in with some house projects and spruce the place up a bit. And no better time than during October, National Window Covering Safety Month, and while we tackle improvement projects to make sure our home is safer for the little ones who live here. Read on to learn how you can ensure you have safer window coverings in your own home this fall!
Safer Window Coverings
Window covering cord safety matters so much, there is a Window Covering Safety Council dedicated solely to this mission, and October is set aside to raise awareness as National Window Covering Safety Month–this issue matters! Cords pose a serious strangulation hazard to infants and young children.None of us want to think about what could happen if a child gets tangled in a window cord, so if you have infants or young children in your home, take the time to check your window coverings for exposed or dangling cords NOW. Even better, replace them with cordless or inaccessible cord window blinds if you don’t already have them. This way, you can eliminate the risk and not have to worry about it.
Not sure how to choose a safer window covering?
To help parents and caregivers in making the right choice when selecting window coverings, there is a Best for Kids™ certification. This can help you easily identify safer options: if a product has this certification, it is safer to buy. Best for Kids certified products can be found at major retailers across the country.
So this fall, when you are tackling your home improvement projects, make sure to take time for the most important one–making sure your home is safer for your kiddos! And refreshing your windows with safer window coverings is the perfect place to start.
Happy Fall, and happy National Window Covering Safety Month, friends!