Bringing home your first child is both an exciting and stressful time. You want to keep your little one as safe as possible, so you’ll need to child-proof your home. Certain window coverings, such as blinds with low-hanging cords, can pose choking or strangulation hazards for young children. For your peace of mind and family safety, choose from the child-safe treatments below.
A Parent’s Guide to Child-Friendly Window Coverings
1. Cordless Blinds
If you love blinds, you don’t need to avoid them for your child’s safety. Cordless blinds remove the hazard of a hanging cord—you simply pull it up and down by hand. There are also options available with a loop cord, which must be secured high on the wall out of reach of children.
2. Motorized Shades
Motorized treatments are not only safe for kids, but also convenient for the busy parent. All of the components of the shades are inside the system, so nothing will harm your child. Plus, you can control the shades by remote or even set them to a schedule with an app.
3. Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutters are safe, durable, and bring a timeless elegance to your home. Because there is no fabric, it’s easy to clean any messes that sticky fingers leave on the slats. With this style of window coverings, you won’t need to sacrifice character and charm for safety. These effective and moisture-resistant shutters are also ideal for the humid Hawaii climate.
Saiki’s Window Designs offers affordable and top-quality window coverings to keep your home comfortable, stylish, and safe for kids. For more than 23 years, they’ve provided top-notch blind and shutter installation for their customers across Oahu. They also ship to neighbor islands. Browse options on their website, and call (808) 626-5007 today to schedule a measurement and estimate.