This is a very short post, but extremely important!
Recently a friend of mine with twins told me that she had a very scary close call the other day. She only went into the bathroom for a minute (or less), and when she came out her twins were both tangled in the blind cords. She usually keeps the cords up high, but somehow they reached the cords anyway. They were both hanging from the cords, and she got them right down. First of all, they are fine. One had a cut across his neck, but the other didn’t.
This is a reminder of something we all know. When you have children, things can change in a blink.
I was aware of this danger before, and I usually do a good job keeping the blind cords up high. But this incident really got my attention. It got me thinking that I should probably do better in this department.
If this is you too, I urge you to take action now.
I found two really good solutions for this problem. One is installed on the wall and the other just hooks right to the cord.
The wall installation cord wrap is really great because you can put it up as high as possible. The downside is that you have to install it on the wall. If this works well for you, then definitely go with this one.
If the wall installation doesn’t work for you, the other one just clips right to the cord. This is the one I personally chose because I could immediately implement the change with no tools required. It’s just as simple as it looks. Clip it where you want the cord to live, and then wind until you run out of room, and clip the remainder in the bottom slot.
One word of caution. If you have very long blind cords, like I do, then you will need two clips. See the picture. You can’t just keep winding it because the excess pops right off. So keep that in mind when you are planning. (See the picture above.)
Neither of these products are expensive, but they are life-saving.
What if my friend hadn’t come back right away? Thank goodness she did, but what if that had gone differently? She could have been facing brain damage or death.
I am grateful that her children are ok, and I am grateful for the wake-up call. The system I’ve been using in the past was just not good enough, and I fixed that for less than $20. Definitely worth it!
What are your inexpensive child-proofing solutions? Leave us a comment and let us know.