- This post 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.
As a mother to four little crazies I feel like I live my life in a constant state of panic. I set one of my children down from my arms and then scan the room for danger. I’m always on the look out for anything that could possibly harm them, because that’s my job! That’s what I do. I look out for the well being of all my sweet babies 24-7.
The hard thing is, I can’t always spot everything immediately. Also, incase you hadn’t noticed… Toddlers are like crazy fast! They get into everything and sometimes I’m like, “Really? Crayons? Why in the world would you continue to chomp on that when you realized how disgusting it was??” 🙂
As a seasoned parent, I’ve become much better at scanning the room than I was as a first time mom. When you’re just starting out, you don’t even realize the lurking dangers that are all over your house. One in particular is the hanging cords on window coverings! This is one danger that didn’t even occur to me as a new mom until someone pointed it out to me.
Especially this time of year when it starts to cool down and we tend to open the windows more. When I pull up my blinds, the cords get much longer! Those hanging ropes can tangle infants and young children and can strangle them as they sleep or play. October is National Window Covering Safety Month and this is one of those things that you don’t like to think about but we have to think about it! We have to watch out for these hidden dangers and protect our families.
A safer option is cordless window coverings! Getting rid of the cords altogether will help to prevent any strangulation from happening. The best way to find cordless options for the windows in your home is to check the Best For Kids™certification program! Best For Kids™products are currently available at major retailers all over the country.
Please take the time to research these products and take the time to check the window coverings in your house to ensure your kids’ safety! Happy Fall, y’all 🙂