How To Design A Safe Room For Your Toddler
My children think I am the craziest lady to ever walk this planet because I refuse to allow anything in our home that resembles a rope! You know those extra shoe laces that come with new shoes? Yup, those go right in the trash! Yarn is safely stored away on the top shelf of the craft closet and we don’t own a single jump rope. I have read countless news articles on tragedies where children accidentally strangled themselves while playing with a jump rope. I think one of the most eye opening article was a mom that was washing the dishes while watching her children from the back window happily play on their swing set. Her daughter took a jump rope, tied it near the top of the slide to create a fun swing to hold on to as she hung from it. During a quick run down the slide, she accidentally hooked herself around the neck and was left dangling down the slide while attached to the rope. Thanks to her brave and fast acting brother, he was able to climb up the slide and free her. What was an innocent time on the slide turned into what could have been a far worse ending. I cried so much after reading that article and have since taken major steps to ensure nothing like that ever happens to my own children by installing cordless window treatments in the home.
One of the steps I made to ensure a had a room that was safe for my toddler was removing all window treatments with cords. I was recently introduced to a company that has provided me with a lot of information and resources on why this is important. Smith & Noble urges families to retrofit or replace any potentially dangerous window coverings with today’s safer products. WCSC and CPSC recommend that only cordless window coverings, or those with inaccessible cords, be used in homes with young children. So remember to design your toddler’s room with cordless window coverings to ensure they have a safe place of their very own!