5 Modern Gadgets to Invest in for the Safety of Your Kids
The safety of our children is always on our minds. We will go to any lengths to protect them from all the dangers of the world. And when our children are not with us, we worry about their safety. How do we ensure that our children are safe and secure when we are not around? Well, you’re lucky if you have trustworthy and reliable family members or caregivers who can look after your child when you are around, but if you do not have any such person around to help you out, then modern technology is what can come to your aid. Thanks to the many different gadgets available these days, it is easier for you to keep an eye on your children when you are not around. You can breathe a little easy knowing they are safe and secure. So, what are some of the different gadgets available in the market that you should invest in for the safety of your children? Read to get an updated on gadgets for kids and make an informed decision.
Many parents use a baby monitor, especially if the child is not co-sleeping with them. A baby monitor is basically a walkie-talkie system. You can place the two devices in separate rooms and can hear any sounds from the room your child is in. For example, you place 1 part of the unit in your child’s room and the other wherever you are in the house. You can hear or keep an eye on your child without having to be in the same room all the time. These monitors are available in a number of models and varieties. You can even get baby monitors with screens to keep an eye on your child. The range of the device depends on the model you have chosen. It can go from a few feet to a few meters. You can also download baby monitor apps on your existing gadgets and place one in the child’s room and one in whichever area of the house you are in. Some popular brands of baby monitors are Philips, Panasonic, VTech, etc.
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2.Child Safety Gate
A child safety gate though not a gadget can be a useful thing to ensure your kid’s safety while you are busy with other work in the house. It helps to confine your children to one area of your home while you may be busy with other tasks. Children can get up to all kinds of mischief, and with a child safety gate, you can at least keep them confined to one safe space. Give them their favorite toys and playthings, and they will be busy for quite some time, without you having to worry constantly.
3.Parental Monitoring Apps
Kids are smart these days; even a toddler knows his way around screens. Their fingers know how to navigate screens faster than they can walk. With online classes and so much screen time available to kids, it is necessary to monitor what they are watching. There are a number of apps that you can download to prevent your child from opening any websites that are not meant for them. These apps can also monitor the total screen time, the applications that are being used, and send real-time alerts to parents if any boundaries are breached, etc. Some popular apps are eKavach, NetNanny, Qustodio, etc.
This one is by far one of my favorite gadgets. GPS trackers come in many shapes and sizes. They come as watches that can be worn as a strap, like phones, or just as tiny gadgets that can be placed in a pocket or school bag. These GPS devices come with a number of features. Some include two-way calling, updates on location, location audio, messaging, email alerts, camera, video calling, etc. This is a very handy gadget for children of all ages. You can use this to keep track of your toddler when they go out to play with their nanny etc. You can use this for slightly older children when they start going to school and for extra classes. These can also be used for your teenagers for when they start to go out for parties etc.
How often have working moms been sent on guilt trips for leaving their child with a stranger? And it’s a trip our brains are more than happy to send us on. But a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do. We leave our children at home with a heavy heart. But to ensure our child is safe and secure, a nanny cam is your best friend. You can install cameras in multiple locations around your house, and thanks to technology, you can now access these from any location, from your phone. These cameras allow you to keep an eye on your child at all times and do what you need to do without worrying. You will get several variations of these gadgets and apps to make your life a lot easier. Some other popular gadgets for kids you may be interested in are drowning detection devices and pool alarms, alerting you if your child needs help when in the pool. Child safety leashes are another way to make sure your child stays close to you in crowded places and can still be free to explore, and anti-slip kneepads to keep your little one safe in play areas, etc. So make an informed choice about which gadgets for kids you should invest in for your child’s safety and for your peace of mind.