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Tips For Baby Proofing Your Home

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Having a baby can be a fun and exciting time, and as a new parent you may be looking for ways to baby-proof your home. This has become a very popular step for most parents, since a number of injuries can be avoided by investing in child-safe window treatments and covering up any electrical outlets in your home. In this blog, we’ll look at some tips for effectively baby-proofing your home so your little one can roam free without having to worry about household hazards.
At Arjay’s Window Fashions in Ventura, we’re proud to be a leading provider of child-safe window coverings throughout California. We understand how scary it can be when children get tangled up in blind or shutter cords, and we offer a wonderful array of window coverings that are safe for young children. Whether you’re looking to install cordless roman shades, cordless cellular shades, or motorized window treatments in your home, we can help! Contact our friendly staff today to schedule your complimentary appointment!

Child-Proofing The Electrics In Your Home

According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 2,400 children are injured from sticking things into electrical outlets each year. That’s almost seven accidents a day! While these outlets can likely be found in every room of your home, there are some ways you can ensure that your little one doesn’t start tampering with the outlets around the house.

For brand new parents, one of the most impactful changes you can make to childproof your home or workspace is to block off or cover all exposed outlets. To help tackle this tedious task, consider the tips below:

  • Take the time to inspect each room in your home for electrical outlets. If you notice any loose electrical wires hanging near a television, printer, or computer, make these unreachable to your little one. Small children tend to get very curious, and if they start tugging and pulling on exposed cords and wires, it could lead to a myriad of issues.
  • Unplug and store any electrical appliances and products when they are not in use. This is especially true for your bathroom, since you likely have thigs like electric shavers, electric blow dryers, and electric flat irons at your fingertips.
  • Invest in electrical outlet caps. These are one of the most affordable and simple solutions to cover up your outlets. Often made of plastic, all you have to do is plug these items into your empty outlets to ensure your child doesn’t stick their fingers or toys into them.
  • Pick up some tamper-proof outlets at your local department store. These outlets feature plastic inside of the outlet prongs, providing a safe barrier between your child and the electric current inside.

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Did you know that an estimated 4,000 children are treated each and every year for injuries sustained by falling from windows? Luckily, these window-related risks can be minimized by simply addressing a few common safety issues in your home. Before you invest in child-safe window coverings, conduct a quick walkthrough of your home to ensure you don’t have furniture pushed up against a window. Children can get very curious, and most toddlers love to climb up on sofas, chairs, and ottomans to reach new heights and sights (your windows). If you notice pieces of furniture that your child could climb on, make sure they are not situated right below a window.

At Arjay’s Window Fashions in Ventura, we’re proud to offer a unique and affordable selection of child-safe window coverings for your home. Whether you’re shopping for cordless cellular shades, faux wood blinds, or decorative curtains, we can help you find the best window treatment for your home. Browse some of our projects online or contact our staff today!

Child Proofing Each Room In Your Home

While you may feel overwhelmed at the thought of child-proofing every room in your home, keep in mind that these preventative acts are for the safety of your little one. We’ve gathered some of the most common child-proofing methods that you should consider for your home below.

  • Make sure any family photos are put in a safe location. Children are notorious for knocking things over, and if they accidentally hit a picture frame, there’s a good chance it will fall to the floor and shatter.
  • If you’re a lover of candles, make sure to store them in a safe and secure place when you bring your little one home. If you have matches around your home, you’ll want to make sure these are in a secure area as well. It’s very easy for toddlers to accidentally light a match and start a fire.
  • Put up a child safety gate right outside of your kitchen. The last thing you want for your toddler to do is waltz in the kitchen and start pulling out heavy pots and pans or even knives.

As you can see, there are a variety of ways to childproof your home. From unplugging your electric appliances to investing in child-safe window blinds, there are many ways to ensure your child is safe and sound in the comfort of your own home.

Custom Window Treatments In Ventura

If you need assistance finding the best child-safe window coverings for your home, or you have questions regarding the best blinds and drapes for your home, contact the experts at Arjay’s Window Fashions today. We offer a wonderful selection of child-safe blinds, drapes, shutters, and more!

Got Little Ones? Look Into Childproofing Those Custom Blinds

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High-quality, custom blinds from the team at Arjay’s are something to be treasured. While great window coverings don’t tend to be particularly cheap, the well-being and livelihood of your kids is downright priceless. It would make sense, then, that you protect your custom blinds from being damaged as well as your children from being injured. While it seems strange and almost counterintuitive, most life threatening accidents tend to occur inside of the household, and this is even more true for young children.

Safety And Quality Come First At Arjay’s Window Fashions

Sure, no one probably thinks of window covering installation and custom blinds fitting as a particularly dangerous enterprise – we understand. But even the latest blind technology may present some potential hazards to those little ones who get overly adventurous when they’re left unattended for even a moment. That’s why we’re dedicating today’s blog post to various tips and ways to childproof your window shades and blinds – especially expensive, high-quality custom blinds.

For all of your quality interior and exterior window covering needs in Southern California, you and your family can trust the team at Arjay’s Window Fashions to take care of you. We’ve worked with customers throughout countless years to find a custom blind solution that works for the size of your windows as well as the size of your budget. To learn more about our tight-knit business that really cares, visit here. Now, let’s learn about how to safely cover your windows with little kids in the house.

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Corded Blinds

Generally speaking, out of all of the options for window coverings, corded blinds represent the most danger. If you have not yet changed your corded blinds to safely accommodate for your young ones, you might want to look into it to make sure that none of the potential following accidents occur (though extremely unlikely, they are possible). After all, these scenarios are reported from The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

  • A child’s neck can get caught between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of a blind.
  • A child can pull the cord out or down and accidentally wrap it around his or her neck.
  • In roll-up blinds, the lifting loop mechanism can slide off the side of the blind, in which a child’s neck can become entangled on the free-standing loop.
  • A child can also place their neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.

Safety Tips From The CPSC And The Window Covering Safety Council

In order to maintain damage-free custom blinds, and more importantly, protect your children from getting hurt or injuring themselves, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and The Window Covering Safety Council recommend following these guidelines and tips to keep things safe:

  • Make sure to thoroughly examine all shades and blinds in the home and to make sure that there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of your window fittings.
  • Do NOT place any cribs, beds, or furniture close to any windows, because children can climb on them and gain access to the cords.
  • Ideally, use only cordless window coverings in all homes where there are children or children are visiting.
  • When lowering horizontal coverings or shades, lock the cords into position in order to prevent inner-cord hazards.
  • If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon cords, consider installing tension devices to help keep the cord taut.
  • Ensure that all loose cords are inaccessible and keep all window cords out of the reach of children at all times. If you have tasseled your pull cords so that they’re shorter, you should also make sure that they’re as short as possible.
  • Permanently anchor any continuous-loop cords to the floor or the wall.

Remember, it is always the best practice to take precautionary measures. You don’t want a freak accident occurring to either your custom blinds or of course, your children. Safety first!

Questions About Optimizing Your Custom Window Treatments?

Arjay’s is experienced in answering many different questions about our custom blind fixtures. From safety to the interior design aesthetic to energy efficiency and overall price, we’re Southern California’s go-to window covering experts! Get in touch with Arjay’s Window Fashions if you have any questions for us through our contact page here.