Monday, February 15, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I also wanted to mention this article that I recently came across about house blinds/shades. This article was discussing how dangerous blinds are for your baby, toddler, and child. The first thing I thought when I read this is "Oh great, something else to worry about with your child." (The way they make everything so dangerous these days I sometimes wonder how any children survived when our grandparents were little.) But seriously, I watched this home video that was linked to this article that accidentally caught this woman's son on video being strangled by their own blind cord. The child ended up being fine, but it was crazy to see this! You can read a website here that is completely dedicated to this. There have been almost 800 kids killed by house blinds alone! It made me realize that I didn't even think about this throughout my house and also where I positioned Kaylor's baby bed. Thankfully it is not near a window, but it never crossed my mind when I was choosing a spot for her bed. So if you are a mom, soon to be mom, or babysitter this is just something to remember at your home. I ended up tying all of my cords up top and rigging them to stay very far from the ground. The article said the worst part with this is that it is obviously silent and you never know when your child is playing with these. Just something else to think about and be aware of on top of the many other things when having children in your house.