If you’re a parent who’s looking for curtains for your home, then you’ve likely wondered about which curtains and accessories will be safe for your child. Read on to get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on this topic and then reach out to Half Price Drapes if you have additional questions.
Are my current curtains unsafe to use around my kids?
It all depends on the type of curtains you have. If they’re older, corded window coverings then you’ll need to check for two things. First, see if they have a looped pull cord, and then look to see if there are accessible inner cords. If there are, then your curtains do pose a risk of strangulation.
Next, make sure that any tasseled pull cords you have are as short as they can possible be and that they’re kept out of reach of children. We urge you to check for cords that can be hazardous. If you have older window treatments and you’re not sure if they’re safe or not, we recommend that you replace them to be on the safe side.
Can I make changes to my older window coverings to make them safe?
Yes, you can find kits that will help reduce the chances of cords that are looping or sagging. In many areas, you can even get these kits for free. That said, the best way to make sure that your children are really safe around your curtains is to make sure that you’re only using cordless window coverings.
What are the best window coverings if I have a small child?
For homes with infants or toddlers, cordless window coverings are best. This doesn’t mean you have to give up on having a stylish home – quite the opposite in fact. Half Price Drapes offers a wide range of cellular shades, honeycomb shades, and Roman shades. All of our shades are cordless but if you buy from another company, check them carefully. Some companies attach cords to the back of their shades, which is unsafe for kids.
If you’re in the market for some new draperies but you want to keep your kids safe, then we recommend you check out our wide shade selection. If you have questions about what options are right for you or how to measure for these shades, feel free to reach out to Half Price Drapes for help.