You have read all the mommy-to-be/daddy-to-be books, stocked up on diapers and put together the crib. Everything is in order to bring home your new bundle of joy. Or is it? Preparing your home for a new baby involves more than getting the nursery ready. Here are a few tips to ensure your home is safe for a newborn.
Babyproof Your Home
While your little one will not crawl for several months, you don’t want to wait until they start crawling to get ready. Take a “crawling tour” of your house to see it from your baby’s level. A crawling tour highlights hazards for your baby that you may not notice otherwise. Purchase babyproofing tools such as outlet covers and cabinet locks and bolt any unstable furniture to the wall to keep it from falling.
Invest in Fire Alarm Monitoring
Create a family fire safety plan and test your smoke detectors before bringing the baby home from the hospital. Incorporating 24/7 fire alarm monitoring adds another level of protection. Since most fires happen when the family is sleeping or incapacitated by smoke, having a trusted partner notify first responders if a fire occurs lets you rest assured that help is on the way, even if you can’t call for help yourself.
Secure Your Home
Just like a baby monitor lets you listen in on your baby without being in the same room, a home security system keeps an extra set of eyes on your little one. Place motion sensors in the nursery, especially if that’s the room your newborn will sleep in at night. You can also equip your house with home automation features. Arm or disarm your security system from your smartphone to keep your home secure while you’re away. With home automation, you can also access your home surveillance cameras to check a live video feed of your newborn and her caregiver while you’re at work.
As a new parent, you will not be a stranger to worrying about your child. By taking steps to securely prepare your home for a newborn, you have one less thing to worry about. Our local technicians and monitoring professionals provide the latest in home security technology including home automation. A monitored home security system is an investment for your own peace of mind and protection for your growing family.
If you want to take steps toward preparing your home for your bundle of joy by installing a home security system or home automation, contact Crime Prevention Security Systems today for a free consultation.