There’s nothing better than hearing my children giggle as they play together. To hear the pitter-patter of little feet as they play throughout the house. I’ve wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember and am so thankful that I have the three sweet children that I do.
When my husband and I built the house we live in, we planned for three children. Of course, we weren’t sure if we’d be able to have three children, but we planned everything in the house based on that hope. We chose a lot on a cul-de-sac so there wouldn’t be much traffic driving down the street. The yard we chose backs up to an enormous protected forest, so the kids would have a great yard to play in and woods to hike in. And of course, as we built the home, we included safety features that would protect our future kids, including gates at the top of staircases and alarms on the exterior doors.
Once we had our first baby, we began to childproof the rest of the house, as most parents do. We bought outlet covers and appliance guards, toilet locks and cabinet latches. Thankfully, in addition to the more well-known childproofing methods, we were also made aware of the importance of window covering safety.
Because October is Window Covering Safety Month, we wanted to help the Window Covering Safety Council share this important information. All parents should be aware of the strangulation hazard from exposed or dangling cords from window coverings. Parents with infants and young children are urged to install only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords.
To help parents determine which window coverings are safe choices for their homes, cordless options can easily be identified by the Best for Kids™ certification label. Best for Kids products are available at major retailers through the country.
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