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Do you allow your toddler to play unsupervised in their bedroom or in a playroom? I personally have always been leery of my own children playing in their bedroom, especially as a toddler, unattended for the most part. I simply wouldn’t allow them to play in their room for very long unsupervised because I didn’t want my child to accidentally hurt themselves. I usually would make them bring a few toys into the living room or wherever I was hanging out at in the house. However, as a mom I do know that it is important for them to learn how to be independent at some point. There is no perfect age for letting your child play unsupervised and I think it is totally up to the parent to determine when their child can start playing in the room unattended.
Today, I wanted to share some tips to make sure that your child is safe when it comes to playing in their bedroom or a playroom unsupervised. These tips are based upon my own experiences while raising my own children. Keeping your child safe should be your number one priority!!!
Childproof Their Bedroom or Playroom First
Before you allow your child to play unsupervised, you need to make sure that you childproof the room so that you make sure that they will have a safe place to play. Here are a few things to look for as your are childproofing your child’s room.
- All electrical outlets need plug covers.
- Anchor all dressers, book shelves, or any other furniture to the wall to prevent accidental tipping. Remember children like to climb and they might accidentally pull their furniture over.
- Remove any broken or unsafe toys.
- Check mini blinds for cords – if you have two cord blinds check with the manufacture in order to repair them or you should replace them immediately. Old mini blinds could possibly strangle your child.
- If you live on the second story or in a mobile home, make sure that your child can’t open the windows.
- Never leave the window’s open while they are playing unsupervised, they could accidentally fall out of the window. A screen alone won’t prevent your child from falling out of their window.
- Never store toys where your child can’t reach them especially their favorite toy.
- Place bed against the wall to prevent them from falling out of bed and use a bed rail on the other side.
- Always use a baby gate at the top and bottom of stairwells.
- Use childproof door knobs if the playroom leads to potentially hazardous areas like a bathroom, laundry room, closet, or on an exterior door.
- Remove any step stools from their room so that they can’t climb.
Use a Video Baby Monitor to Watch Your Child
I like to constantly keep an eye on my youngest son whenever he wants to play in his room. So when I received the Ovia 2 Camera Video Monitor, I knew that I wanted to put it in my son’s room even though he isn’t a baby anymore. A video baby monitor is a wonderful investment and you should put it on your baby registry because you can use it for several years.
The video monitor also allows me to be with him in his bedroom without physically sitting in there with him. I can keep my eye on him and watch him play. I love it because it allows me to see and hear what he is doing. I can even use it to hold an entire conversation with him. Plus, the camera allows me to follow my son around the room and I can even zoom in on him so that I can see exactly what he is doing at all times.
The Ovia 2 Camera video monitor was very easy to set up and it is user friendly. This model that I received came with two cameras so I decided to put the second one in the living room. My son usually hangs out with me in the living room and on occasion I do have to leave the room for whatever reason. Now when I leave the room, I simply take the wireless handheld monitor with me so that I can continue to keep an eye on him. The battery lasts for up to 5 to 8 hours depending on usage. The handheld unit is portable, light-weight, and contains a rechargeable battery + an SD card so that you can even record if you want too.
This video monitor has even helped me in the mornings too. I don’t always hear my son when he gets up in the mornings (he is quite and sneaky sometimes) and having this video baby monitor has given me peace of mind because as soon as he wakes up the audio starts picking up the sounds in his room.
Plus, I can peep in on him to make sure that he stays in bed after I put him to bed for the night. The LEDS are invisible so it keeps your child’s room dark.
I have heard of those awful stories of baby monitors getting hacked and hackers spying on your baby/family. I am thankful that Levana makes sure that their products are safe so that parents don’t have to worry about other people spying on their baby/family. Levana uses ClearVu digital wireless technology which prevents the video baby monitor from being hacked.
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What to do if you Don’t Have a Video Baby Monitor
I realize that it is difficult to get things done around the house if you are constantly supervising your child. I used to make my son follow me around the house whenever I had to leave the room. Plus, I was lucky that I have two older children who have been a huge help around the house after they get home from school. However, if you don’t have a video baby monitor or other children at home to help, then I suggest that you peek in on your child frequently if your child wants to play in their bedroom or playroom independently. Remember, it only takes a few minutes for your child to hurt themselves. Before I had the baby monitor, I would talk to him across the house and peep in his room every 10 minutes or I would make him come back in the living room with a few toys.
Talk to Your Toddler About Safety
It is important that you take the time to talk to your toddler or young child about safety. Even though they might not fully understand what you are talking about, it is still important to discuss safety with them. I found that using books often helped me talk to my children about safety issues. When talking to your toddler, always use easy words so that your toddler or young child can understand what you mean.
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If you plan on letting your child play unsupervised, you want to make sure that they will be as safe as possible. I highly recommend getting an Levana Ovia 2 Camera video monitor to help you keep an eye on your toddler or young child. With a video baby monitor, you can keep your eyes and ears on your child at all times even when you aren’t in the room with them. I plan on getting more things done around the house knowing that my son is safer. Don’t forget to connect with Levana on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
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