At what age would you not be worried about blinds in a child's bedroom?

(5 Posts)
carolmillen Sun 29-Sep-13 21:31:50

We are replacing a blind that has fallen down - just moved house but there are blinds all over the house. Some of them have those hooks though that miffybun linked to.

bsc Sun 29-Sep-13 21:29:36

Blinds these days have short ball-bearing type cords, that fix to the wall at the end, so there's no way children can tangle themselves. The ones from ikea and dunelm mill are like this, anyway.
My children have blackout blinds in their rooms- the youngest cannot even reach the cord.

miffybun73 Sun 29-Sep-13 21:28:55

I'm a worrier so probably never smile

DS is 5 and very sensible, but I still wrap the cord around one of these:

www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-cleat-hooks-brass-pack-of-2/p155488?kpid=230560448&s_kenid=37108c52-e212-ffa9-1ad2-00003d124baa&s_kwcid=ppc_pla&tmad=c&tmcampid=73

What do you do at the moment or is there no blind in his room at the moment and you're thinking of installing one?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 29-Sep-13 21:27:10

They are only really unsafe if they are in a loop or trail on the floor. I've had blinds since DD was born, I just tie the cords up out if the way.

carolmillen Sun 29-Sep-13 21:25:47

My DS is a sensible 6 year old - should I still be concerned about the safety of blind cords in his bedroom?

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