Whether you are a new mum or already an expert at juggling the many roles you play, you know that a good nap or sleep will make all the difference. A well-rested baby equals a happy mummy. But that cannot always be the case in this busy world we live in. Even if you are lucky enough to live in a quiet area, the inside of your home can be a racket of noises and lights. The following devices will hopefully lessen the distractions and make for a happier home. All you need is your existing smartphone.
A Smart Doorbell
Even with the many choices when it comes to doorbell chimes (you no longer have to settle for the generic “ding-dong”), it is still designed to alert you. No matter how melodic it sounds, it should still be jarring. Whilst this is useful if you are a little deaf, which sadly comes with age, this will certainly not work well with a sleeping baby. Just as you have successfully put them down for a nap and now looking forward to your long-awaited me-time, the doorbell rings. Then crying and desperation ensues. But thanks to smart technology, you can now purchase a video doorbell that will sync to your smartphone. Simply select the “silent” mode and whenever someone rings the doorbell, it alerts you via your phone, which you can set to “vibrate”. You can also use the video feature to see who has come and start a voice conversation if needed. Me-time, here I come!
A Smart Door Lock
If you are lucky enough to get some help with the baby, this new door hardware will be a great addition to your home. Smart locks gives you the option to create unique login codes for each guest. So, if you are having a relative over for a certain period of time, this person will be able to unlock the door from the day of arrival till the end of the stay. You do not have to stop whatever you are doing, like in the middle of nappy change, to get the door. Simply enter the login codes; no keys and doorbell rings required.
A Smart Thermostat
A thermostat is not be confused with a thermometer. With a small baby in the house, you would most likely already have a thermometer, like the ones by Braun. It basically checks your baby’s temperature so you can make sure you are not dealing with a fever. A thermostat, on the other hand, is used to regulate the temperature of the room, which is a necessity as newborns can easily get too hot or cold in the night. When your baby has a fever, both these devices can come very handy. Although you may not be able to avoid waking up the little one when using the thermometer, with a smart thermostat, you can now select the perfect temperature remotely without entering the room. Just install the smart temperature sensor in your baby’s room, which will be wirelessly connected to your smartphone through a mobile application. Say goodbye accidental wakeups.
These three smart devices are just the tip of the iceberg. You can expect more smart innovations coming your way for the years to come.