Welcome Fall Season By Using Simple And Fashionable Decor Tips That Are Child Friendly
As families prepare and adjust to boys and girls returning to school, play dates, fall events and more, it can be a sprint going from one activity to the next. With all of that goes on, you will need to still keep safety top of mind.
By having all of the educational parenting material available nowadays, most safety-savvy mom and dad know the ins and outs of keeping boys and girls away from electrical outlets, kitchen cabinets, and heavy furniture. Still, there are other probable child safety hazards inside the home that occasionally can be overlooked such as windows coverings.
Corded window coverings can pose a strangulation hazard to babies and young children. Not all window treatments are right for homes where small children may be present, and families may need to replace existing coverings. Fortunately, there is now a simple way for parents as well as caregivers to tell which products are suitable for their houses.
“Parents with young children should change their corded window coverings with the cordless products available,” says Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) Executive Director, Peter Rush. “The new Best for Kids certification tag recently launched allows parents and also caregivers to simply determine which products are ideal for their home.”
The Best for Kids certification program is designed to be able to aid buyers and retailers easily determine window covering products that are appropriate for use in homes with small children. In order to be qualified for this certification, manufacturers should meet the specified program criteria and submit their window covering products to a chosen third party testing lab. As soon as products pass testing they may be labeled Best for Kids.
There are various cordless products available in different styles, color and sizes to match the distinctive design of any room. Warm shades such as deep reds, greens and blues, are best for fall and can immediately make any room come alive. Changing out your summer curtains for heavier ones which are warm and cozy for winter season and are Best for Kids not only helps keep in the heat, but guarantees your children’s safety. Adding colorful floor-to-ceiling curtains or the addition of sheers can really add a dramatic element pop, almost as if you just added a fresh coat of paint to the room.
To learn more about window cord safety and the Best for Kids program, visit windowcoverings.org or follow WCSC on Facebook and Twitter.