First comes the joy. You are expecting a baby, a little one all your own to love. Then comes the realization. You are taking on quite a responsibility. There are so many things to do to prepare your home for your new family member. The good news is that you have several months to get ready. Here are six ways to prepare for baby.
Make Your Home Secure
The most important thing to provide baby is a secure home, a place where he will be safe, freeing you from worries so you can concentrate on his everyday care. Vivint home security offers packages that include motion detectors, two-way voice communication, remote access and security cameras. The cameras can act as very effective “baby monitors” and you can access it easily from your phone. If you travel for business, if you’re in Miami, FL and want to check on your family in Portland OR, the camera from your phone feature would be ideal!
Manage Your Home Energy Use
By doing this, you can make sure baby is comfortable and your energy bills are easier on your budget. Use a smart thermostat to regulate the temperature for optimal settings for various times of the day and night. Control heating and cooling costs so you have more money for baby’s needs.
Install a Home Automation System
Coordinate and automate your home security and energy management systems. You can control both even when you are away from home. Simply input your settings and know your home is secure and its systems are operating the way you want.
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
You can’t see, taste or smell it, but carbon monoxide can be deadly. Make sure to install a device in your home to detect and alert you to the presence of carbon monoxide.
Install Smoke Detectors
This is one of the simplest but most important things you can do to create a safe environment for baby. Install smoke detectors on each level of your home and make sure to keep the batteries in working condition.
Create a Safe and Inviting Nursery
This is where baby is going to be spending his naps and later his playtime, so select furnishing and accessories that are not only decorative but functional and secure. Also, stock up on baby supplies so you don’t have to go out shopping right away.
Follow these six steps now and you will make sure your home is ready to welcome baby and keep him safe. Doing so will give you peace of mind so when baby is born you can settle in and enjoy your first days together.
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