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5 Fantastic Child Safety Gadgets You Should Have in the Home

By Jeska @WandererJeska

Child Safety GadgetsKeeping your little one safe from harm should be a priority at all times. There are a host of gadgets and gizmos which help; all working to heighten security in the home. Let’s take a brief glance at five of the best appliances out there which guarantee exactly that.

Baby Monitor

An oldie but a goldie; a baby monitor is pretty much a necessity when it comes to ensuring your baby’s safety has been taken into account. These are set up so you and your partner are able to hear your child crying at all hours of the day and night – with one device left in your room and the other in your little ones’.

While they might not prove to be your favorite gadget in the spur of the moment (after all, who wants to be woken up in the middle of the night?), they will stand out as your most important tool for guaranteeing your child’s constant safety. It goes without saying this is more important than you being comfortable.

Foam guards

Foam protectors come in handy throughout the home, with these soft and spongy materials able to prevent nasty mishaps from occurring in every room of the house. It might surprise you, but in 2015 as many as 300,000 people were admitted to emergency care in hospital as a result of catching their hands in the door.

But it’s not just the prevention of slamming doors where foam guards are useful, with sharp corners and jagged edges also able to be safely covered. This means that infamous pointy table-edge is no longer a concern when your wee one is running about.

Bath Thermometers

This technological gizmo makes it considerably easier to keep a constant vigilance over just how hot or cold your baby’s bathwater is. With the recommended temperature being 37 degrees Celsius, you’ll now be able to ensure it sticks to that level at all times.

Remember when bathing a baby for the first six months you should ideally let the water come up to just above their shoulders, as they won’t be able to effectively monitor their own body temperature yet. It goes without saying you’ll need to pay constant attention to them, however.

Stair Gates

You probably remember these from when you were a child, with the old fashioned stair gate serving a purpose throughout the past century or so. In essence, this temporary gate works to make sure children don’t walk into dangerous situations or stumble down a flight of stairs.

With such importance placed on these devices, it’s imperative you ensure the ones you choose to use aren’t faulty. Deaths are not uncommon when a stair gate which has malfunctions are attached to a home. Make sure you use tried and tested manufacturers – and then carry out your own tests just to be extra safe.

Safety Dome

Concluding our list is a new item which is somewhat innovative. The safety dome has been introduced as a way of allowing a baby to sit in and experience the sounds and sights of a living room without the additional risk of a pet or older sibling causing them hard.

Do any of these child safety gadgets catch your fancy? We seriously recommend trying out as many as you can to make sure your baby or young child doesn’t suffer an unfortunate mishap in the future.

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