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A Smart Nursery Is a Happy Nursery

Tips for preparing for bringing your new baby home

Preparing for the arrival of a new baby is an exciting timein a parent's life. Whether getting ready for your first baby, or your third,getting a nursery together is often a fun time to get creative, and give yourchild an environment where he or she can thrive and grow!

More and more of us are living in connected homes, with productsthat help keep us comfortable and safe, important characteristics for homeswith young children, especially a newborn fresh home from the hospital. Asyou're putting together your baby registry, consider some of these tips forcreating a safe and connected nursery.

Keep an Eye on Baby

It can sometimes feel like parents need to be in several placesat once, and especially so with a newborn. New home gear can help alleviatethat stress by giving you the ability to check in your son or daughter from yoursmart phone. The new Lyric Lyric C2 Wi-Fi Security Camera makes for a great DIY security cam, and an even better high-techbaby monitor. The camera can detect motion and sound, even recognizing a baby'scry, and send notifications directly to the Lyric app.

Get ‘Always On' StatsUsing Wearables

Not every device needs to sit around the nursery &endash; dressingbaby up in wearable technology that monitors their activity and can alertparents of unusual behavior, is a helpful route parents can take. Some evenoffer a connected crib sheet to track baby's movement and activity, sendingdata right to the parent's smart phone.C2 camera

Keep Cool AboutTemperature Control

Temperature control is so important for keeping babies safeand healthy, and it's recommended that the ideal room temperature for infantsbe between 65 and 70 degrees1.To help you control the temperature in your baby's nursery, smart thermostatslike the Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat, are greatsolutions to keep comfort in check. Easily adjust the temperature via the Lyricapp, or through voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri or GoogleAssistant for a fully integrated experience that can help automate dailyroutines.

Swing into RestfulSleep

Baby swings are a great way to keep babies feeling soothedand relaxed, and a perfect setup for a restful few hours of sleep. While thereare great non-connected swings on the market, connected features like instantmusic and swing control from an app provide an added bonus for convenience andfun. While it's not recommended to leave a baby in a swing during naptime, they're helpful toget him or her into the mood for a cozy sleep in the crib!

Bruce Anderson
Home and Building Technologies
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