Is it safe to put curtains in my toddler's bedroom?

posted 2 months ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Would they hang to the floor?  Would they have strings to draw them?  I can’t think of any reason a toddler would really get near the curtains unless they’re really low.  Anyway I had them my whole life, as did everyone else I know and we’re all still alive.  Make sure the poles are secure, talk to her about leaving them alone and I’d guess it’s fine.  If there is a string, tie it up where she can’t reach.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

What do you have covering her windows now? I don’t know, but I’d think blinds would be a worse hazard than curtains, no?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

sweetpink :  We have curtains in our toddlers’ room and have since the baby was first born.  And it’s never been a problem.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

I don’t know of any child that has been harmed by the curtains themselves. Of course, make sure window blind cords are out of reach (better yet, install ones that don’t use cords at all) and don’t put tie-backs on the curtains or have curtains with draw strings, but otherwise the curtains themselves ought to be fine.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I’ve never heard of toddlers being harmed by curtains before. I suppose the important part is just to keep the dangling ropes and tassles away from reach and it should be fine.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

If they are long sheer curtains I suspect she might be more of a hazard to the curtains than vice versa. She might play in them and either get them dirty, draw on them, rip them, etc. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m planning on putting curtains in our baby room so I looked into it–the suggestion I read on design sites was to choose the shorter 63″ panels, so they are square with the bottom of the window rather than hanging down to the floor…that way they’re harder for toddlers to reach plus possibly less tempting to play around in. As PP’s have said, it sounded like it’s not so much a risk to your child but more so a losing battle to keep them clean & in one piece.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

The strings are way more dangerous than a curtain IMO. We’ve had curtains in dd’s room since she was born, as well as around the house.

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