Whether you’re planning the nursery for a new arrival, or updating a bedroom for your school-age child, it’s likely you’re making choices on everything from dressers to bed linens. Chances are you’re also selecting kid-friendly window treatments—but here, the focus needs to be on more than just aesthetics.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has long warned about the dangers linked to any window treatment that operates with cords. Sometimes, parents hope to sidestep the problem by tying the cords up, but the CPSC says that’s not an effective enough childproofing measure as cords can get tangled, and even tying and knotting them can create a dangerous situation for a child.
Examine all shades and blinds in the home (and homes where children frequently visit) for accessible cords on the front, side and back
Replace corded products with cordless window products
The good news: The Window Covering Safety Council recently launched its “Best For Kids™” certification program. Any window covering product that has earned the “Best For Kids” seal has met the highest available safety standards as certified by independent testing laboratories recognized by the WCSC.
If you’re shopping for kid-friendly window treatments—choices that not only offer optimal safety, but also address light filtering, sound insulation and other issues that can affect youngsters—these Stoneside options are particularly smart choices.
Cellular (Honeycomb) Shades
Making sure you're creating a warm, inviting, and playful space for your youngster's bedroom is a priority for all parents. Luckily, choosing the right window covering can help provide that final touch of turning a kids' room from flat to fun. Most importantly, you don't have to sacrifice safety to do so.
Want to learn more about how to ensure you’re getting "Best for Kids™" window products for your home? Contact us today for a free design consultation.