At the moment, with the current awful pandemic and the national lockdown, we’re spending much more time in our homes. This means it’s more essential than ever to make sure that we’re practicing Blind Safety, especially when there’s small children or pets involved. As the Blind experts, we know how important blind safety is.
At Tidmarsh Blinds, we fully support the Make It Safe campaign from the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) to promote window blind safety in all homes, public buildings and other environments where babies and young children may be present. When it comes to choosing and fitting blinds, we understand that making sure that they are safe for babies and children is of the utmost importance to parents. That’s why child safety is paramount in our approach to selling blinds.
Despite our best efforts, blind cords can still cause real harm to children and babies, as well as over-enthusiastic pets. There are some simple things that you can keep in mind when buying and installing blinds to help make sure your home is as safe as possible for your children.
- Keep children’s beds away from windows
By placing cots and beds away from windows, you drastically reduce the risk of accidental entanglement. Children are naturally inquisitive, so avoid placing anything climbable near a window.
- Knot cords
Always knot long cords rather than looping them, and make sure you trim down long cords so they don’t dangle within a child’s easy reach.
- Consider cordless blinds
Eliminate the risk of entanglement by eliminating cords, especially in children’s bedrooms and playrooms.
- Tie up loose cords
Always ensure that loose cords are clipped or wound away using a mount on the wall. This not only provides extra safety for young children playing nearby, but also looks much neater in your home.
- Use breakaway and other child safety options
At Tidmarsh we offer a range of products that will disconnect a cord if placed under unnecessary pressure. These can be fitted to most blinds and provide an extra level of safety and security to our products.
If you’re concerned about long operating cords or wires in your home, we can help you find a solution that is as child safe and secure as possible for your home. Get in touch with our experts today for more information.