I know I’ve said this a million times before, and I will say it again. My kids are clumsy. Izzie was never a climber, but she managed to trip and fall or bump on a daily basis (although it has got better as she’s got older). The boys are a whole other level of clumsy. They scrabble, and they climb as a result bump. Mason, who has just turned 2 is notorious for being able to scale things with the ability of a baby monkey. In the last few months he has climbed out of his cot more times than I can count, and has zero fear with things such as stairs.They also like to rearrange the furniture in their room on a regular basis (don’t ask!). I can keep them safe when they are in my sight, but at night time when they are in their bedroom, it does worry me what they are upto. There are a few ways that i can rely my fears, and know that there is no danger to them, and that I can keep an eye on what they are upto, and that they are safe in bed when they should be.
There are several ways of keeping their bedroom safe, but my favourite is using a Home Smart System, such as the Panasonic Indoor Camera. Having a device that allows 2 way communication and allows me to see exactly what my monsters are up to, gives me huge piece of mind – and saves a hundred trips up and down the stairs every night, with requests for water and subsequent toilet trips.
I also use a couple of things that are slightly more old fashioned. I make sure all the un used plugs have plug protectors in – in particular ones that even I find impossible to remove. I also have a stair gate on the bedroom door and at the top of the stairs – ones with a push and lift system are harder for the kids to open. Of course the root of the problem is Mason climbing out of his cot, and I insure he is unable to do this by still using a zip up sleeping bag, which I put on backwards so he is unable to undo it! Also making sure all the furniture that can be is secured to the wall is important – although this doesn’t stop them from moving the cot and toddler bed around the room when they want to!
These few simple things give me piece of mind knowing they are safe – that us until the day they want bunk beds – then I’ll suspect i’ll never sleep again!
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post with Panasonic, but all words, photos and opinions are my own.