Preparing for the arrival of a new baby is an exciting time in 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 your child an environment where he or she can thrive and grow!
More and more of us are living in connected homes, with products
that help keep us comfortable and safe, important characteristics for homes
with young children, especially a newborn fresh home from the hospital. As
you’re putting together your baby registry, consider some of these tips for
creating a safe and connected nursery.
Keep an Eye on Baby
It can sometimes feel like parents need to be in several places
at once, and especially so with a newborn. New home gear can help alleviate
that stress by giving you the ability to check in your son or daughter from your
smart phone. The new Lyric Lyric C2 Wi-Fi Security Camera makes for a great DIY security cam, and an even better high-tech
baby monitor. The camera can detect motion and sound, even recognizing a baby’s
cry, and send notifications directly to the Lyric app.
Get ‘Always On’ Stats Using Wearables
Not every device needs to sit around the nursery – dressing
baby up in wearable technology that monitors their activity and can alert
parents of unusual behavior, is a helpful route parents can take. Some even
offer a connected crib sheet to track baby’s movement and activity, sending
data right to the parent’s smart phone.
Keep Cool About Temperature Control
Temperature control is so important for keeping babies safe
and healthy, and it’s recommended that the ideal room temperature for infants
be between 65 and 70 degrees1.
To help you control the temperature in your baby’s nursery, smart thermostats
like the Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat, are great
solutions to keep comfort in check. Easily adjust the temperature via the Lyric
app, or through voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri or Google
Assistant for a fully integrated experience that can help automate daily
Swing into Restful Sleep
Baby swings are a great way to keep babies feeling soothed and relaxed, and a perfect setup for a restful few hours of sleep. While there are great non-connected swings on the market, connected features like instant music and swing control from an app provide an added bonus for convenience and fun. While it’s not recommended to leave a baby in a swing during naptime, they’re helpful to get him or her into the mood for a cozy sleep in the crib!