10 Simple Home Automation tips to save money while creating a fun and educational environment for your toddlers.

1. Use motion sensors for lighting the way when they get up at night.

When they start walking and you’re fast asleep, it can be a worry when they get up at night. With the use of motion sensors, you can ensure the lights automatically turn on. They also record when these are activated so you know if your little one has been up at night.

Light the way
Light the way

1. Use motion sensors for lighting the way when they get up at night.

When they start walking and you’re fast asleep, it can be a worry when they get up at night. With the use of motion sensors, you can ensure the lights automatically turn on. They also record when these are activated so you know if your little one has been up at night.

smart lighting control

2. Colour lighting for both fun and education

With colour lighting in your lounge or their bedroom, you are able to create wonderful environments to inspire their imagination.

There are also some great add on apps that allow can teach your children colours in a highly interactive way.

3. Light switches where the children can reach them

Smart lighting can be controlled by safe and simple battery operated switches that can be placed anywhere without need for additional wiring. Why not put these switches lower down allowing your little one to reach them?

Portable light switches
Portable light switches

3. Light switches where the children can reach them

Smart lighting can be controlled by safe and simple battery operated switches that can be placed anywhere without need for additional wiring. Why not put these switches lower down allowing your little one to reach them?

Voice assistant for cooking

4. Use a voice assistant to help with daily routines and development

With little ones we all know it’s easy to forget things. Smart voice assistants come with some great features that allow you to set reminders; keep diaries; suggest healthy recipes for kids, or sometimes it’s just someone to talk to who always gives you an answer.

5. Improve their bedtime routine

Getting toddlers off to sleep can be a very tricky part of the day. An effective smart home can assist with this in many ways. You could set the lights to gradually dim as they go to sleep, or set gentle lullaby music to play and switch off after a certain amount of time.

Smart heating and air quality systems can ensure your little one is going to sleep in the perfect environment.

Improve bedtime routine
Improve bedtime routine

5. Improve their bedtime routine

Getting toddlers off to sleep can be a very tricky part of the day. An effective smart home can assist with this in many ways. You could set the lights to gradually dim as they go to sleep, or set gentle lullaby music to play and switch off after a certain amount of time.

Smart heating and air quality systems can ensure your little one is going to sleep in the perfect environment.

Smart security cameras

6. Keep an eye on them from any room

Smart cameras in the home can allow you to keep an eye on your children all of the time direct from your phone. When my children were small, I sometimes felt I had to take them everywhere with me, even to go brush my teeth. With smart cameras you can be watching your children on your phone from the bathroom; whilst cooking, or watering the garden.

7. Get instant notifications if they are up to mischief

Smart automation systems can be set up to notify you whenever a particular cupboard door is opened; an appliance is turned on; there is a water leak, or motion in a certain part of the house.

Even if you take your eyes off them for a moment, you can have peace of mind that they will not be doing things they shouldn’t be.

Smart home monitoring
Smart home monitoring

7. Get instant notifications if they are up to mischief

Smart automation systems can be set up to notify you whenever a particular cupboard door is opened; an appliance is turned on; there is a water leak, or motion in a certain part of the house.

Even if you take your eyes off them for a moment, you can have peace of mind that they will not be doing things they shouldn’t be.

Smart Voice assistant play

8. Use your voice assistant for fun and education

Voice assistants are a great advantage in every smart home.

In addition to enabling voice control of systems they come with some great fun and educational features for kids.

Assisting them in learning languages, geography, physics, history and more, whilst also giving them a huge option for music or games.

Simply talking to a voice assistant will also allow them to develop language and communication skills.

9. Wake them up with the perfect environment

How a child wakes up can set the day off to a great start. Smart home routines can allow them to wake up with sunlight, by using automated curtains or blinds and indicating to them it is time to rise and shine!

If they are early risers, the lights can be gradually raised to mimic natural sunlight.

Music can be played into their room as they wake, and smart thermostats and air quality can ensure they wake in a comfortable environment.

Waking up happy
Waking up happy

9. Wake them up with the perfect environment

How a child wakes up can set the day off to a great start. Smart home routines can allow them to wake up with sunlight, by using automated curtains or blinds and indicating to them it is time to rise and shine!

If they are early risers, the lights can be gradually raised to mimic natural sunlight.

Music can be played into their room as they wake, and smart thermostats and air quality can ensure they wake in a comfortable environment.

Robot hoover

10. Have more time to spend playing with your little one

Smart homes can be invaluable for saving time.

From the little things like automating lights and heating, to bigger time savers like robot hoovers to clean your home, and robot mowers to take care of your lawn.

With home automation taking care of day to day tasks, there is more time for precious family play and development.

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