When we first had Eli, I had no idea what it would be like to protect him. There is so much both inside and outside our house that can hurt him, and I would do anything to protect that kid.
Diapers (and lots of them), food, and clothes are what come to mind when you think about kids, but one thing that some parents don’t think about is creating a safe home. And creating a safe home doesn’t just mean baby-proofing (which I share a TON about here). There are a lot of other ways to ensure your home is safe even as they grow older. Sure – you are there to protect them and keep them safe, but what actually goes into that? If you are a first-time parent, you might be at a loss and really struggling to know what you need to do to create a safe home. I know I was…and I’m definitely still learning. I wanted to share some of my tips I’ve learned for creating a safe home for kids:
CPR + First Aid
Learning CPR and first aid when you are pregnant (or before you are pregnant) is essential, and I believe one of the most important things you can do. If you are already a mom and do not know CPR or first aid, I highly recommend taking a class, or at the very least, watching a video about how to properly perform CPR. Infant CPR is very different from adult and even child CPR, so watch the correct video or take the correct class based on your child’s age(s). You never know when someone might choke on a banana or grape (or a dime, like Eli pretended to do one day) and I always say that it is better to be safe than sorry. Being prepared and knowing what to do is the number 1 way to protect your children.
Installing Smart Home Devices
This tip sounds pretty out there. I know that most of you are probably wondering why smart home devices could help with a safe home, but just hear me out! Products such as Nest work with each other, in order to keep your home safe. If you have a smart thermostat and fire detector installed, they will work together, in order to reduce the potential of fire spreading. Let’s say that you do have a fire in your home. If you had a normal thermostat, it would kick on and try to cool the room (because the fire is making the house hot). With a smart thermostat, it already knows that your fire detector detects smoke and it shuts off the air immediately, to prevent the fire from spreading. A fire can take over a room and a house in less than five minutes now and it is essential to not only try to prevent fires from starting and spreading, but to also know where they started (which smart devices can tell you).
Another Smart Device that we absolutely love is the Ring Doorbell. We purchased this after there were a number of robberies in our area. After some research we realized it would be a great idea to be able to see who was at our door during the day, and also at night when we are expecting a delivery, etc. I feel so much safer having it and it takes a lot of fear away when I’m home alone with Eli.
A lot of people have no idea that window films can enhance the safety and security of your home, but they can! You work hard on making your home safe for your kids, but what happens if there is a break-in or a natural disaster? The good thing about adding window films to your windows is the fact that they can help reduce the potential of injury from flying glass, impede robbers and burglars with windows that are harder to break and enter, and they can guard against natural causes of window impact. Know that your child is safe and secure in their room at night by adding window films to their windows. In addition to safety and security, window films can also help with excessive heat + cold, fading, high energy costs, and glare. They are seriously incredible and have an endless list of benefits!
Located in Alpharetta, Georgia, UHS Window Tinting and Blinds is licensed and fully insured and has been in the business of window tinting, security film, decorative film and select blind treatment services since 2003. Owned by Matt Erbrick and Robin Staveley, UHS Window Tinting and Blinds is dedicated to offering the highest-quality craftsmanship and providing the best service out there. UHS Window Tinting and Blinds says, “We are proud of the trusted name we’ve maintained throughout our years in business. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau in addition to many other accolades:
– Five-star rating with Kudzu.com
– Panorama Dealer of the Year
– Outstanding Business Growth from Panorama Film
– Members of the Panorama Dealer Council since 2008”
So, if you are looking for a trusted locally-owned company to provide you with high-quality window tinting services, count on UHS Window Tinting and Blinds to do the job correctly!
I hope this gave you some ideas on how you can make your home a safer place for your kids and give you peace of mind! What are some ways you have helped to make your home safe for your kids?