Tips to Keep Your Little Ones Safe at Home
Everybody loves toddlers, but it’s also the age when children are the naughtiest, most unpredictable and also manage to keep us on our feet 24/7. Pair that up with a playdate and you’ll have a war going on in no time. So, what do you do?
You can’t keep kids from playing – it’s what helps them grow, accelerates their motor skills and increases coordination. The best part is that it gets them exhausted, and throws them into a deep slumber, allowing the parents to finally relax. So, stopping them is always off the table!
Instead, the answer is a simple spell, but quite unbreakable. You need to child-proof your home. Set up those safety foams at the counter corners. Get baby cams. Find yourself some motion detectors. Install fire alarms. You have got to be ready for everything if you’re looking to relax for a bit when you have the baby. If not, you and your partner will probably have your next proper nap after five years or so.
We have a feeling that you’re not looking for the latter, so here are a few tips to baby proof your home to keep your little ones safe:
1. Smoke alarms
You need to have smoke alarms on every floor of your house as well as outside every sleeping area. Children have no idea what fire is so this is a must!
2. CO alarms
CO can be poisonous and doesn’t have any odor, so it’s a must for you to install these alarms in your home. Double-check the batteries once in a while to make sure they’re working well.
Following are some primary types of motion sensors available. You can consult your alarm installer to suggest the most suitable one for you, depending on your home and needs.
1. Tomographic motion sensors
These motion detectors are made out of multiple nodes that help create a mesh network. As soon as the link between two nodes is broken, they trigger an alarm or may help detect the presence of a moving object in another way.
2. Vibration motion sensors
Vibration motion sensors are triggered by something as little as footsteps. They’re usually triggered as soon as somebody walks around them, making them ideal to put outside your baby’s crib. These sensors are also widely used in motion-sensor lights or automatic doors.
3. Microwave motion sensors
These sensors emit microwave pulses that bounce off objects and return to the sensors. However, one drawback of these ones; they get interference from other electronic objects.
There are usually two types of baby monitors; audio and video. They usually come with a microphone on both ends that allows you to communicate with the baby to comfort them from a distance. The video ones usually allow you to have a view of your baby, so you’re well-informed with a real view at all times.
Besides installing these top-tier safety devices to keep your children safe, here are some more tips to help you be proactive when it comes to the safety of your little ones:
- Make sure your fireplaces are protected and out-of-reach for your kid.
- Sharp table corners, counters, and window edges must all be either cushioned or covered in some way at all times.
- Do not leave small objects around your baby – toddlers like to chew on everything so you have to be mindful of this even if you’re supervising them.
- Stove knobs should either be removed or locked in some way to prevent your kid from opening them.
- Doors shouldn’t be easily lockable for kids when they’re inside
- Appliances should not be left plugged in.
- Do not leave anything to chance because this cute devil-may-care creature that’s about to bless your life needs to be protected and cared for for the first few years of their life and there’s absolutely no room for compromise here.