Child-friendly Window Covering Ideas: A Parent’s Guide to Child-proofing Your Home - MissLJBeauty

Child-friendly Window Covering Ideas: A Parent’s Guide to Child-proofing Your Home

There are so many things to think about when you are raising a human and it can be overwhelming. There is always one more thing to remember to do and it can all just seem a bit much.  There is one thing for sure keeping your little one safe is one of the most critical things in the world. As soon as that little human looks up at you for the first time you know you will move heaven and earth to make them happy and safe. 

childrens room with shutter blinds

When childproofing your home there are so many things to do from covering sharp edges to plugging all sockets and windows can be the last thing on your mind and if we are being honest get overlooked. But window coverings are just as important as covering those sharp edges. 

While blinds and curtains may be the most common window covering, they come with potential risks, such as cords or strings that could pose a strangulation hazard to being easy to pull down on top of the child. That's why today, we're going to talk about a fantastic alternative option is window shutters.

Window shutters are the best mix of style and safety which makes them the perfect choice for a child-proof window option. With wooden window shutters being fitted within the frame of the window, there are no loose or dangling strings which makes them so much safer for homes with younger children and babies. 

Did I mention they are perfect as you have full control of the amount of light you let into the child's room? Which can be a godsend during nap times and nighttime in the summer months. If you have summer like we do in the Highlands. Here we have very few hours of darkness in the summer believe me you will thank yourself for getting good wooden shutters for your little ones' room. 

Now I know what you are thinking. These sound really expensive but I am here to tell you they are actually really affordable and unlike curtains which can need to be replaced more often wooden shutters have a great lifespan and can last a very long time. They are also easy to replace if a slatt does become broken.

When we think of wooden shutters we think of old movies with windows with heavy wooden slatts. This is not the case anymore, With advances in technology we have amazing lighter-weight options like 
Smooth Paulownia Wood Shutters which are durable and lightweight. Paulownia wood is a really good sustainable option as is a fast-growing tree and replacement trees grow really quickly too. 

Window shutters are easy to maintain and super easy to clean. They can come in a range of options and colours and prices. There is an option for everyone's taste, style and budget. Whilst these things are important safety is paramount and shutters are a nice safe option. 

When it comes to the installation of your new wooden window shutters. Safety is of course important you can choose to have a professional come in and install them for you.  Which is the more spendy option of course Or if you are handy at DIY you can put them up yourself. When you buy your shutters from a good company they will come with all the instructions you will need for installation. You need to make sure that the shutters are all attached securely and stable enough to withstand your child and their curiosity. We all know little ones like to grab on things and the window covering is no different in this regard. 

Childproofing your home is an ongoing event from the moment you find out you are expecting. As the little one grows more hazards become within their reach and it is your responsibility to keep them safe from them. This is not a one-time thing. You will constantly need to reevaluate your home and your child's safety needs. Installing wooden shutters will help you keep the windows safe for years to come. 

At the end of the day, your goal as parents is to create a home environment where our children can explore, grow, and have fun safely. Window shutters are a small but significant step towards achieving that goal. 

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