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VB1: Window Blinds to be BANNED!!!!!!!!!!!! [ A VB1 BLOWN OUT OF ALL PROPORTION THREAD ]

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banned6y, 4w agoPosted 6 years, 4 weeks ago
Mother calls for ban on window blinds after 17-month-old daughter is strangled in her cot

A 17-month-old baby has been strangled to death in her cot after her neck became tangled in a cord from a window blind.

Leah Edwards was in her cot at home in Maldon, Essex, with twin brother Lewis when the tragedy happened last month - she was discovered by her seven-year-old brother, Christian.

Mother Joy Edwards has been left 'devastated' and hopes that window blinds are banned in Britain - as they are in many other countries - for the safety of other children.
Ban: Joy Edwards has called for a ban on window blinds after her 17-month-daughter was strangled to death last month

Ban: Joy Edwards has called for a ban on window blinds after her 17-month-daughter was strangled to death last month

Mrs Edwards, 35, said: 'We put [Leah] to bed the night before and she first woke at about 5.30am.

'I gave her and her twin brother their bottles, put on their music and then normally they'd go back to sleep.

'For them not to be awake in the morning wasn't unusual so we didn't think anything of it.

'But then Christian came in and said Leah had something around her neck.

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Sad story of course, but WTF? Ban window blinds because parents are too stupid to spot potential issues?

Jeeze.
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banned6y, 4w agoPosted 6 years, 4 weeks ago
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[mod] 2 Likes #2
Can't blame her............the grief the woman must be experiencing.

Very low to mock someone like that.
banned#3
Syzable
Can't blame her............the grief the woman must be experiencing.

Very low to mock someone like that.


I'm not mocking her, I just think her/the newspaper needs some level of realism. The headline is pathetic.
suspended 1 Like #4
Tragic stuff.

Shouldn't call for them to be banned though.
#5
One womans reaction to a tragic event doesn't indicate a banning at all does it.
The Daily Mail however.....

Edited By: Goonieman on Nov 10, 2010 10:21: parp
#6
its a tragic accident, im sure shes just lashing out

but you cant go banning everything when theres an accident
1 Like #7
There was a tv program a while back about this happening , when another child died :( There are some blinds that have a link in them that will snap under the weight of a child, it's a shame all blind makers don't use these as standerd!
#8
jellybaby22
happened to my friends little girl too... was awful..

However you can ban everything that dangerous to kids... or you'd ban everything..my 8 month old is on a suicide mission... I need eyes in the back of my head.... as for blinds I have the ones where the core has a snap release.... and i keep it tied up high so no one can reach it...


i know what you mean, my dd was using a dvd rack as a ladder the other day oO
banned 1 Like #9
Exactly.

Theres loads more dangerous things than blinds, and besides - its not like Blinds chase you around - just keep kids away from them.

I'm not mocking her, grief etc etc, I know. I'm mocking the paper's overreaction and pathetic headline - hence the title of this thread.
#10
jellybaby22
Goonieman
One womans reaction to a tragic event doesn't indicate a banning at all does it.

ilovepink
its a tragic accident, im sure shes just lashing out

but you cant go banning everything when theres an accident



you cant but how much of it she actually said and how much is the newspaper hamming it up ???

however, if anything happened to my two I would probably be saying the same thing.... must be horrendous for the poor woman


me too, one of the biggest fears for all parents finding their kids like this, i remember when dd was in her moses basket i used to walk past and kick it just to make sure she was still breathing
#11
jellybaby22
ilovepink
jellybaby22
happened to my friends little girl too... was awful..

However you can ban everything that dangerous to kids... or you'd ban everything..my 8 month old is on a suicide mission... I need eyes in the back of my head.... as for blinds I have the ones where the core has a snap release.... and i keep it tied up high so no one can reach it...


i know what you mean, my dd was using a dvd rack as a ladder the other day oO


lol

my 8 month old wants to climb everything..eat the cat biscuits...pick up anything with sharp corners and wave it near her eyes... sit close to sharp edges and randomly through herself back...you just have to be extra watchful...but even then accidents happen :(


my dd slipped on a hair clip the other day straight on her back and then bang went her head she went funny for a couple of seconds and then was fine, i burst out crying and demanded a doc look over her, she was fine, but im sure the receptionist at teh docs was like wtf, but i dont care i was so worried lol

Edited By: ilovepink on Nov 10, 2010 10:27: e7 i
#12
ilovepink
jellybaby22
Goonieman
One womans reaction to a tragic event doesn't indicate a banning at all does it.
ilovepink
its a tragic accident, im sure shes just lashing outbut you cant go banning everything when theres an accident
you cant but how much of it she actually said and how much is the newspaper hamming it up ???however, if anything happened to my two I would probably be saying the same thing.... must be horrendous for the poor woman
me too, one of the biggest fears for all parents finding their kids like this, i remember when dd was in her moses basket i used to walk past and kick it just to make sure she was still breathing


me to, both my kids stayed in my room until they where a year old! Another case of a girl hanging herself on a blind was a older girl who climbed up to wave goodbye to here dad out of the window, so not just toddlers that it can happen to.
#13
tinkerbell28
Accidents happen, I want to ban all sticks, I'll write to the DM. in fact anything stick shaped, pens, lollies, stick lamps, toy snooker cues anything is banned from our house. After my toddler picked up a stick ran with it, knowing I'd take it off him (don't run with sticks kids) and it speared him though the mouth and nose as he fell on it. oO


ouch!
banned#14
Isn't it just the cheap ones that have long cords. You can make them shorter so kids can't reach them let alone strangle themselves. You can also get those twist handled ones.
5 Likes #15
The poor parents. I wonder if it is true, as the article says, that blinds are banned in the US. I don't know if it is an over-reaction if two toddlers die within a few days of each other.

Freebies has this blind cord make it safe pack
2 Likes #17
Maybe this thread will highlight parents to go and check their blinds.
I have blinds in the house and tie them up high so out of little arms way.
To be honest I hate having them in the house with the kids around.
[mod] 1 Like #18
Although not the popular opinion, I personally find discussing the death of a child in very poor taste.
1 Like #19
Very sad. Odd they place a cot near a window at all,specially near a window with blinds.
#20
nikkib123
Maybe this thread will highlight parents to go and check their blinds.
I have blinds in the house and tie them up high so out of little arms way.
To be honest I hate having them in the house with the kids around.


i have one in the bathroom, but i HAVE to have one as the sun is always shining in that one and its mega bright in there most of the day

but my cord is up high on a make shift hook but then the bathroom door has a lock on the outside so little ones cant get in there without me
#21
Syzable
Although not the popular opinion, I personally find discussing the death of a child in very poor taste.

What if it helps save other children by highlighting a problem?
[mod]#22
leilahfun
Syzable
Although not the popular opinion, I personally find discussing the death of a child in very poor taste.


What if it helps save other children by highlighting a problem?


Do you only take notice when a child dies and would ignore advice without it being mentioned?
1 Like #23
Syzable
leilahfun
Syzable
Although not the popular opinion, I personally find discussing the death of a child in very poor taste.


What if it helps save other children by highlighting a problem?


Do you only take notice when a child dies and would ignore advice without it being mentioned?


sadly its when something bad happens it makes/reminds you to check
#24
Syzable
leilahfun
Syzable
Although not the popular opinion, I personally find discussing the death of a child in very poor taste.
What if it helps save other children by highlighting a problem?
Do you only take notice when a child dies and would ignore advice without it being mentioned?

Of course not !!
#25
Blinds with looped cord are already banned in America,Its not the blinds that are banned but they just use a different method for opening and closing,
banned 1 Like #26
jellybaby22
nice little parody dig thread just went i see :{


shes got away with that one sadly - i didnt get to report the obvious personal attack before it went :)

Lucky really - hefty ban on the cards for her otherwise, and lets face it, nothing else to do.
#27
vibeone
I'm not mocking her, I just think her/the newspaper needs some level of realism. The headline is pathetic.


It's the Daily Mail.
#28
no blinds in our house, old skool nets!
banned#29
magicbeans
no blinds in our house, old skool nets!


u must b about 60 MB
banned#31
tinkerbell28
I have nets MB ignore him!

She did! lol
#32
very sad but this is not new its been happening for years,

banning blinds would be ludicrous

as soon as our son was born i went and bought the kits that take the cord out of harms way
banned 1 Like #33
I, like guv, am even more gobsmacked by the revelation that people under 65 still use nets.
#34
jellybaby22
master_chief
I, like guv, am even more gobsmacked by the revelation that people under 65 still use nets.


+1

thought it was only old people that had them :p


i wanna get a little cafe style net for the kitchen oO
[mod]#35
leilahfun
Syzable
leilahfun
Syzable
Although not the popular opinion, I personally find discussing the death of a child in very poor taste.
What if it helps save other children by highlighting a problem?
Do you only take notice when a child dies and would ignore advice without it being mentioned?


Of course not !!


That wasn't a personal attack on you by the way. x
banned#36
tinkerbell28
If it redeems me, I have blinds in the bathroom, kitchen and my room. Any rooms my older children have access to such as dining, lounge, kids bedrooms forget it. They rip the things out and trash them.


(In b4 I am a bad mum before they know the half of it) (_;)


inb4 the single mum scenario
[mod]#37
tinkerbell28
If it redeems me, I have blinds in the bathroom, kitchen and my room. Any rooms my older children have access to by themselves such as dining, lounge, kids bedrooms forget it. They rip the things out and trash them.


(In b4 I am a bad mum before they know the half of it) (_;)


I have blinds all over but have the ones with the long handle thingy that you twist.

I confess to the kids ripping these off and using them as weapons. lol
#38
jellybaby22
ilovepink
jellybaby22
master_chief
I, like guv, am even more gobsmacked by the revelation that people under 65 still use nets.


+1

thought it was only old people that had them :p


i wanna get a little cafe style net for the kitchen oO


really :p

they remind me of my nans house..but suppose it depends on your house... I have roller blinds in the kitchen..but think nets would be better ...stop noisy neighbours looking in


oO do they shout when bogging in then?

:p

Edited By: ilovepink on Nov 10, 2010 11:40: rg r
banned 2 Likes #39
I have some verticle blinds, mine have razor wire on them , sort of a safety measure to keep any kids away from the windows, plus have electrified the door handle rigged to the mains so to prevent any accidents of falling over the door jam

Edited By: dog_cop on Nov 10, 2010 11:41: heath and safety top tips
1 Like #40
dog_cop
tinkerbell28
If it redeems me, I have blinds in the bathroom, kitchen and my room. Any rooms my older children have access to such as dining, lounge, kids bedrooms forget it. They rip the things out and trash them.


(In b4 I am a bad mum before they know the half of it) (_;)


inb4 the single mum scenario


dont forget benefits

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