How to Childproof: Easy as 1, 2, 3

Learning how to childproof your home is no small feat! Making sure you have everything safe and ready to go for your kids is important. Not only does childproofing keep them safe, it reduces your worry. While it can be hard to remember everything that needs to be covered, put up, or softened, evaluating your home will be helpful in the long run. And we’re here to help! We can cross one major safety hazard off of your list: Child safe window treatments.


Our Cord Free Options

Cords are one of the main safety risks when it comes to blinds and shades. To a child with a running imagination, they could look like a leash to walk stuffed animals or even a pretty necklace when they’re playing princess. Going cord-free is an easy way to eliminate this risk all together! 

Cordless window shades green woven woods safe for nursery
Provenance® Woven Woods with LiteRise® Cordless

LiteRise is one of our cordless systems that we offer. A simple pull down or push up allows you to adjust your treatments for your ideal level of lighting and privacy. 

Shutters are another stunning way to avoid cords near your windows. All it takes is a simple adjustment of the louvers to let the light in or block it out. These are also one of our more durable window treatments meaning they won’t get torn or beat up by kids playing around them. 

Shutters are one way of how to childproof your Houston, TX home.
NewStyle® Hybrid Shutters


Smart Shades and Automated Systems

One of the crowd favorites, and definitely the most convenient, way of childproofing your window treatments is with motorization. Smart shades technology gives you the capability of creating schedules to work around nap times, adjusting shades from anywhere in your home with a remote or your phone, and even setting up integration with your smart home device to use a simple voice command. 

Motorized shades offer a safe window treatment option.
Pirouette® window shades with PowerView® Automation

SoftTouch is another way to add motorization to your shades. This system features a wand that allows for opening and closing the window treatments as opposed to a cord. Even better, it is only attached to the header by a magnet, so if your child pulls too hard it will detach!

SoftTouch motorized blinds.
Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades with SoftTouch™ Motorization


How to Childproof with Child Safe Cord Options

That’s right, if you prefer the classic cords, we have a few options that are corded and still safe to have around kids. 

The continuous cord loop option attaches directly to the window frame. This means that there won’t be any loose cords for children to play with.

Continuous cord loop is a safe way to still have corded blinds with kids.
Pirouette® Shades with Cord Safety: Continuous Cord Loop fastened in place

UltraGlide is our other childproof option with cords. This system features a retractable cord. To open and close the shades you pull on the cord, and then it will return to it’s shorter length once you’re done adjusting. 

UltraGlide is a child safe corded shade options.
Pirouette® Shades with Cord Safety: UltraGlide cord safe operation


We’re Here to Help

Since you’re wondering how to childproof, we know you have a lot on your mind, and we want to help cross a big thing off your checklist. Our team here at Creative Blinds is here to help with all of your questions about any window solutions. Contact us today for your FREE consultation.