As parents, creating a safe environment for our children is always a top priority. When it comes to window treatments, it’s essential to choose options that not only enhance the aesthetics of your home but also ensure the safety of your little ones. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), corded window coverings pose a significant risk of strangulation for young children. Fortunately, there are plenty of child-safe window treatment alternatives available that offer both peace of mind and style. In this blog post, we’ll explore some child-safe window treatment options to help you create a safer environment for your family without compromising on design.

Cordless Blinds and Shades:

One of the safest options for child-friendly window treatments is cordless blinds and shades. These window coverings eliminate the risk of entanglement by removing the need for cords or chains to operate them. Instead, they feature a manual lifting system that allows you to raise or lower the blinds with ease. Cordless blinds and shades are available in a variety of styles, including roller shades, cellular shades ensuring that you can find the perfect option to suit your decor preferences.

Motorised Window Treatments:

Motorised window treatments offer both convenience and safety for families with young children. These automated blinds and shades can be operated with the touch of a button or a remote control, eliminating the need for cords or chains. Motorised window treatments are an excellent choice for hard-to-reach windows or large windows where manual operation may be challenging. Additionally, some motorized systems can be programmed to operate on a schedule, allowing you to adjust your window coverings automatically throughout the day for added energy efficiency and security.

S Fold and Wavefold Sheer curtains: These are operated with flick sticks and have no cords or chains.

Chain Safes and cord tensioners:

For existing chained window treatments, such as blinds, you can enhance safety by installing chain safes.  These secure the chain to the wall so that they cannot be a strangulation risk for small children and pets. Tensioners, on the other hand, create tension on cords to keep them taut and are usually fitted on drapes. Both options help prevent accidental strangulation by eliminating dangling cords that pose a hazard to young children. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper installation and use of cord cleats or tensioners.

Note for Landlords: In order to rent out your property to a tenant, you are required to have all blind and curtain chains & cords anchored appropriately. You will be held responsible if an accident happens and correct safety measures haven’t been taken.

Cordless Shutters:

If you prefer the timeless look of shutters for your windows, consider opting for cordless shutters. These classic window coverings feature a hinged design that allows you to open and close the slats manually without the need for cords or chains. Cordless shutters offer the same aesthetic appeal as traditional shutters while providing added safety for children. They are available in a variety of materials, including wood, vinyl, and composite, allowing you to achieve the perfect look for your home.

Vertical Blinds:

These no longer have the chains on the bases, if you have older vertical blinds, you can just remove the chains from the base of them, which will not affect the operation of them.  The cords or chains of these should be anchored to the wall with chain safes.


Prioritising child safety when selecting window treatments for your home is crucial for providing a secure environment for your family. By choosing cordless blinds and shades, motorized window treatments, cord cleats or tensioners, cordless shutters, or woven blinds or shades, you can ensure that your windows are both stylish and safe for children. Investing in child-safe window treatments offers peace of mind knowing that you’ve taken proactive steps to minimise the risk of accidents and create a secure home environment for your little ones to thrive in.

Did you know we provide convenient home visits for blinds and curtains consultations. From personalised attention to eliminating travel hassles and facilitating visual decision-making, this service is transforming the our clients approach decorating their windows. Embracing the at-home consultation experience ensures that the process is not only efficient but also tailored to the unique needs and preferences of each person.

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