I appreciate Blinds.comfor partnering with me to learn about the importance of safer window coverings! Not only did they help me to update the look of the house, my children are now safer, too. Learn more about child-safe window coverings and how you can win a $100 or $2,500 gift card from Blinds.com.
Like every expectant parent, whenever my husband and I were preparing our home for #1, we did everything the “book” said to do. We installed locks on the cabinets and drawers as well as removed any sharp corners. We inserted a 1,000+ plastic prongs in the outlets. We removed all those cute trinkets around the house that gave it character that could possibly be found in a little one’s reach and ultimately their mouth. We tied up every blind in the house so there wasn’t a string that the baby could get caught in and choke.
Basically, we prepped the house for Reo Recon. And man it wasn’t pretty.
Stepping into many other friends’ homes, the same window-tie up method has left a pretty ugly mess of their blinds and that’s if they actually did anything. Many people don’t even know that having corded blinds or shades is a real hazard to a home with kids.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about once a month a child between 7 months and 10 years dies from window cord strangulation and another child suffers from a near strangulation.
However, with so many options now available, parents can completely remove the risk by choosing many of the child-safe styles on Blinds.com, like the ones I just installed, the Levolor Accordia Light Filtering Cellular Shades in Whisper.
While when I first began looking, I didn’t know where to start or exactly sure what choices were “out there,” but I was able to use this helpful quiz to guide me through all the options available like cellular shades vs. honeycomb shades. If I needed even more help, I could also chat with an agent for free assistance to ask questions. With free shipping and free samples, Blinds.com can guide you through every step of the process to ensure you make the right choice for your home! And even if you make a mistake like I did with my Levolor shades, their pledge is if a Levolor brand product doesn’t fit (no matter whose fault it is) Levolor will remake your blinds or shades for free. Blinds.com offers the same promise with our SureFit guarantee to cover ANY product sold on Blinds.com! Incredible policy!
While replacing your window coverings with cordless blinds or shades is the only real way to remove the strangulation risk, there are several tips available from Blinds.com than you can do NOW to make your home a little safer. For instance, if you have an older home like me, you can actually order a free window cord retrofit kit from www.windowcoverings.org.
If you are in the business of shopping for replacement blinds for your home or childproofing your home for your first child, now’s a great time to buy window covers during the Safer For Kids Collection sale, running all October long! And to sweeten the deal, Blinds.com is also offering $100 Blinds.com Gift Card to one MamaChallenge reader to help you find your perfectly safe window coverings.
No matter how good the deals are, if you have 35 windows that need new window coverings, you’re going to need more than $100. Thankfully, Blinds.com is also hosting a giveaway for $2,500 Gift Card on Blinds.com, so make sure to enter their contest to increase your odds of winning, while decreasing your risk of child safety issues!
If you win $100 Blinds.com Gift Card, which room of you house will you use it in?