How To Keep Small Children Safe With Blinds
3rd October 2013
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There's been a lot in the news over the last few years about children having accidents, sometimes even being killed by the blinds in their own home.

So how can you make sure your home is safe for your baby, toddler or young child, but stay bang on trend with the clean crisp look of window blinds?

Here are some simple tips to follow:

  1. Make sure all cords and chains are always secured out of reach.
  2. Do not place your child’s cot, bed, highchair or playpen near to a window blind.
  3. Do not put sofas, chairs, table, shelves or bookcases near to a window blind, as children love to climb.
  4. Use an appropriate safety device like those shown below to secure your cord, out of reach of your child.
  5. Always use a cord with a chain-break connector that will pull apart if undue pressure is put on the chain
  6. Install a type of blind without any accessible cords, for example
    1. Wand operated vertical blinds
    2. Gear operated blinds
    3. Concealed cord systems where the inner cords of the blinds are held under tension and there are no operating cords

If you're in any doubt, talk to one of our highly recommended blind suppliers who will be able to provide you with the most up to date advice and help. They have a huge range of options for blinds and accessories designed to keep you and your family safe. 

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Sarah A

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Hi, I'm Sarah. I've lived in Heanor with my family for over 10 years and I'm passionate about our beautiful little corner of this historical county. If you know of something that's great about our area,...

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