Child proofing, or even dependent adult proofing, your home can seem like the never ending task. The simplest of things can often be the biggest hazard; from stairs to power points and even phone cords. The moment your back is turned is when chaos can explode, which is why it’s crucial to be one step ahead of the game. Queue cordless phones, baby monitors, panic buttons and more. A few simple steps and devices can make the biggest difference to your day to day life, and leave you rest assured that your home is a safe zone for kids and dependent adults alike.
Whether it’s the kids you’re looking out for or a dependent adult, cordless phones offer a simple solution. Going cordless means that there’s no worries that your little ones will trip up, or get tangled in the cord when playing. A double benefit is that you can also carry the cordless phone with you around the home as you go about your daily routine. The majority of cordless phones do offer great coverage range, meaning you can keep an eye on the kids playing in the garden while you make that call. But that’s not where useful cordless gadgets end.
Baby monitors are a god send to busy, worried, tired…in fact any kind of Mom! Similar to the perks of the phone, cordless baby monitors let you enjoy baby’s downtime, while you move freely around the house. Now you can also take advantage of other cordless quirks such as movement and temperature monitoring baby blankets, and even a bracelet for baby which connects to your iPhone. So you’ll quickly know when baby’s not happy or due a feed. A number of these items can also come in handy for dependent adults, making your home safer for elderly parents. Monitoring bracelets may seem extreme but this way you’ll know if your elderly Mom goes for a wander during the night. This can prevent any unnecessary falls and help to put your mind at peace.
Us Moms are renowned for worrying whether our home is safe for both our kids and elderly parents. So why not take the pressure off and take advantage of some of the clever devices the market has to offer? From simple cordless phones to mobile panic buttons and smart phone monitoring apps, there’s a whole load of creative ideas and inventions to put you at easy and enjoy caring for your loved ones.
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