Best for Kids Buying Guide
Cordless window coverings will give your space a modern, streamlined look and feel. But the most important part of cordless window coverings is that they’re the safest choice if you have young children or pets. Recently, the WCMA (Window Covering Manufacturers Association) created the Best for Kids program, which centers on making window coverings safer for children. In order for a product to be certified in the Best for Kids program, the window covering is sent to a third-party facility for extensive testing. It is then checked to see if it is cordless or if it has internal cords that could pose a threat to young children.
Cordless honeycomb shades don’t have any external cords. Because these shades are made from multiple layers of fabric, the internal cords are inaccessible, making them safe for children of all ages. And if you like natural light but you still want your privacy, the top down/bottom up cordless cellular shades are perfect. You can open the top while keeping the bottom lowered, making them perfect for every room in your home, including your child’s room.
Cordless roman shades don’t have visible cords on the front side of the shade. However, there are cords on the back of the shades. These cords allow the shade to be raised and lowered. Because roman shades do have cords on the back, they were tested to see if the cord could be pulled on to create a loop. Because the cords are secured tightly to the fabric, no loops can be created, which makes them safe for children and eligible for the Best for Kids program.
Because of the roll mechanism at the top of these shades, you don’t need a cord to raise and lower them. You can even choose a standard roll headrail or a reverse roll headrail, depending on your preference. With roller shades, you never have to worry about your children getting tangled in cords.