How to Childproof: 3 Ideas for Safe Window Coverings

Figuring out how to childproof your home can seem like a huge task. Everything suddenly becomes dangerous: the corners of your dining room table, the outlets, the stairs…is it possible to bubble wrap your child?! Protecting your little ones is important to us, too, so we want to make sure you’re aware of the danger of cords. But, don’t feel like we’re adding another thing to your list! We’ll provide the solutions. Take a look at your options for child safe window treatments

Cord-Free Systems

It really is true that children can turn anything into a toy. Cords are no different. After all, they’re dangly and fun to twirl in little hands. Eliminating cords will eliminate your concerns. If you’re looking for tips on how to childproof your window treatments, consider going cordless. 

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NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters

Shutters are a gorgeous, simple solution to cord-free window treatments. All you have to do to let in light is open the louvers. They’re durable, so your kids can also adjust the light and privacy without damaging them. 

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Provenance® Woven Woods with LiteRise® Cordless

Another cordless option is LiteRise. With a gentle pull down or push up, you can adjust your window coverings–both blinds and shades. They’re easy to use and will leave you with peace of mind. 

Motorized Solutions

One of our most popular, and favorite, solutions we suggest when parents ask how to childproof is motorization. PowerView® Automation allows you to create schedules, adjust your shades with a remote, or use smart devices, like Alexa or Google Home, to adjust with your voice. 

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Pirouette® window shades with PowerView® Automation

We also love our motorized wand. SoftTouch is a sleek wand that allows for individual window treatment control. To adjust, gently pull up or down on the wand. If a little one reaches it and pulls too hard, it will detach from the magnet. Then, you simply reattach it. No harm done!

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Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades with SoftTouch™ Motorization

Child Safe Cords

You heard that right! We know that every space is different, and cords are sometimes a necessity. Luckily, we have cord options that are considered child safe. 

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Pirouette® Shades with Cord Safety: Continuous Cord Loop secured along the window frame

The continuous cord loop, shown above, attaches to a cord tensioner inside the window frame. It won’t swing or dangle, so your children won’t be tempted to turn it into a toy!

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Pirouette® Shades with Cord Safety: UltraGlide® retractable cord

Another cord option is the UltraGlide system. This cord is retractable, so you pull it to open or close your shade, and then it retracts to its shortened length. There’s no temptation here!

How to Childproof Your Home: We Can Help!

Are you feeling overwhelmed after searching “how to childproof”? We know how daunting it may seem, but that’s why we want to help. Our designers want to guide you to solutions to create a safe, happy home. Contact our team today at Timan Window Treatments for your FREE design consultation.