Safety Tips to Help Keep Children Safe Indoors
With winter comes snow days, sledding, hot chocolate, and many other fun activities families can enjoy together. Children may want to run outside and play at the first sign of snow, but it is important to keep in mind the indoor hazards the cold and snowy season can bring. Whether spending time outside or staying cozy and warm inside, there are safety precautions parents and caregivers can take to help keep children safe. The Window Covering Safety Council is reminding families to keep safety in mind this winter by following a few basic guidelines.
- Children love to peek out the window to see the snowfall. Be sure to only use cordless window products in the homes with young children. Replace older window coverings with today’s safer, cordless products.
- Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of the reach of children. Make sure that tasseled pull cords are short and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall. Cord stops should be properly installed and adjusted to limit the movement of inner lift cords.
- Move all furniture, cribs, beds and climbable surfaces away from windows.
- Keep space heaters three feet away from anything that can burn and be sure to turn them off when you leave the room.
By following these safety tips, parents and caregivers can help keep this winter both safe and fun for children. Show us you know your ABCS by filling out our Awareness of Blind Cord Safety form.