We call it “baby-proofing” but it’s important to keep your home safe for toddlers and small children too. Making our signature window treatments safer for homes with infants, young children and pets is a top priority at Signature Shutters. Children are innately curious about the world around them.  Even basic household items like window treatments can turn into potential hazards for them. If you’ve got a little one on the way or a new baby just starting to crawl and explore, drawers and cabinets shouldn’t be the only part of the home you’ve baby-proofed.  Windows and window treatments need special attention as well. Heavy blinds have a tendency to fall quickly when messed with, especially if they’ve been hastily installed. Shutters can pinch small hands. Plantation shutters and blinds may be finished in toxic primers, paints and stains. In addition to these manufacturing risks, it’s easy for kids to get tangled in the pull strings on blinds and shades. Small parts on the strings may pose an additional choking hazard. Making window fashions that are safe for homes with infants, young children and pets is one of our ongoing projects at Signature Shutters.  That’s how we developed a wide range of products to help reduce the risk of accidents. Our shutters and other products are made from VOC-free primers and use 100% made in the U.S.A. wood and paint. From cordless alternatives to motorized operation systems, we offer many innovative lifting systems designed with safety, convenience and beauty in mind. Choose from an abundant array of colors and materials that compliment your nursery today and your teen’s room tomorrow. Our children’s safety is of primary concern and reducing their exposure to cords isn’t our only safety solution. Our use of solvent-free primer and our use of locally grown wood are some of the extra precautions we take. Please remember that you shouldn’t let your children tug on blinds or drapes and you should never leave a child unsupervised in a room with low-hanging strings and cords. If you already have blinds and new shutters aren’t in the cards for you yet, make sure that the blinds are safe by eliminating any looped cords. Cut the cords short or tie the cords up higher. Whether the blinds are up or down, make sure children can't reach the cord. Contact us to learn more about the many safety features we offer.