Fall is here, and we are finally getting cooler weather. While October is known as spooky season to many, it’s also National Window Covering Safety Month! Picking out window treatments for your home and leaving children or pets unsupervised around your window treatments doesn’t have to be a source of fear or anxiety. Options like motorized window treatments are safer for your home and those who inhabit it. Here are a few reasons why:
When possible, the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) asks parents to use only cordless window coverings in homes with infants and young children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission also states that corded window coverings are one of the top hidden hazards in American homes. Infants and children can become accidentally entangled in window blind cords.
This is where Hunter Douglas steps in. Hunter Douglas has been making window treatment options that are safer for homes with infants and young children a top priority for many years.
Motorized Window Treatment Options
Automated window treatments are inherently free of operating cords. PowerView® Automation allows you to adjust your window treatments with the press of a button, tap on your mobile device, or with your voice (when integrated with another smart home system). PowerView Automation even allows you to set a schedule to move automatically at certain times of the day. How much easier would naptime be if your shades automatically closed in the afternoon?
SoftTouch® Motorization is a battery-powered option that raises and lowers shades with a wand. Gently pull down on the wand to lower shades and push up on the wand to raise them.
Along with installing motorized window treatment options to make your home safer, here are a few tips for child-proofing your rooms from the Widow Covering Safety Council:
Never place a crib, playpen, bed, or low-standing furniture near a window. Place cribs and furniture on a non-windowed wall. Dangling or accessible cords on window coverings can pose an accidental strangulation hazard to infants and young children.
Make sure that your crib is sturdy, properly assembled, and compliant with the most recent safety standards to guarantee your little one’s safety.
While they may appear cute and cuddly, crib comforters, bumpers, and baby pillows can actually present a safety risk. To ensure the safety of your little one, safety experts advise against placing plush and fluffy items like comforters or pillows within the crib.
Options like motorized window treatments are safer for your home, and we are here to help you pick the perfect ones! Our in-home consultation is free of charge, and our experienced consultants will meet you at your home to brainstorm window treatment options and ensure you find the perfect solutions for your family. Fill out the form here for a complimentary design consultation.