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 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.

C2 camera

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 routines.

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!