Parents spend most of their time worrying about their children, after all, it’s in our natural instincts to protect and care for them. It’s important to keep our kids safe from harm, and you may not have considered the danger that non-child friendly blinds could pose to them. According to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, there have been over 33 toddler deaths linked to blind cords since 2001. This is a frightening statistic which can be extremely worrying for parents, but with the right blinds, you won’t have to question your child’s safety. These accidents have only occurred in instances where children have been left with unsafe blinds, often getting tangled in hidden loops or operating cords.
As a responsible supplier of child safe blinds in Hull, we are committed to raising awareness about potential risks, and helping families to identify unsafe blinds. Window blind cords and chains must be kept out of reach of babies and young children and there are many solutions to increase the safety of blinds in your home.
Our top 3 tips for keeping children safe from blinds
1. Examine all blinds in your home and in particular, children’s bedroom blinds. If any of these have a looped control chain or cord, then be sure to install a child-safety device or remove these from your home.
2. Ensure that any operating cords and chains cannot be reached by children. When buying new blinds, look for options that don’t contain cords, have concealed cords or have a built-in safety device.
3. Move cots, beds and any children’s furniture/toys away from windows and blinds. Children LOVE to climb, so please make sure your child isn’t tempted to play near blinds.
At Sandridge Blinds, we offer a wide range of child-safe shutters and blinds in East Yorkshire, designed without any looped cords or chains and installed with a child-safety device. We supply special child- safety blinds for kids bedrooms, which come in a range of designs and colours to match the décor of their room, from princesses to pirates! We also offer safe cordless blinds for other rooms in the house, in a variety of styles.
Learn more about our child-safe blinds in Hull
If you have any enquiries about our child-proof blinds or need advice on how to protect your children from unsafe blinds in your home, our specialists will be more than happy to chat with you. Our cordless blinds specialists can visit your home, suggest options which are best for you and your family and create bespoke child-safety blinds to your requirements. You can browse our range of children’s bedroom blinds on our website or visit to our Hull blinds showroom!