Kit your house out for your new baby

Like if this guide is helpful
A new baby really can turn your house upside down, but we’re here to help you ensure that the new addition to your household settles in as seamlessly as possible. Making your home as comfortable, safe and welcoming as possible for a new baby isn't hard, you just need the right kit.

BT 350 Baby Monitor
Link to an eBay page Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Link to an eBay page
BT 350 Baby Monitor

A baby monitor

This is an imperative bit of kit, unless you fancy sitting in the nursery with your baby whenever it’s asleep. There are many different types of baby monitor out there, so think about your needs before you open your wallet. Check out our guide to baby monitors if you need some help. This is one area where it’s worth spending a little extra so that you always know that your baby is safe and happy. Video is a nice addition, but check out number two on this list before you go down that route.
Worth a look: BT 350 Baby Monitor

Y-Cam HomeMonitor
Edit Link Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Y-Cam HomeMonitor

IP cameras

While new mothers will usually get to spend a good few months with their new baby, new dads are generally back to work after just a week or so. But worry not, you can still keep an eye on how your offspring is developing with the addition of a few IP cameras in your home. These small cameras can transmit what they see direct to secure cloud storage allowing you to view the feed through a web browser or smartphone app. Put one in the nursery and another in the family room and keep track of your little prince or princess.
Worth a look: Y-Cam HomeMonitor

Nest
Edit Link Remove
Add up to 3 more photos

Smart thermostat

Keeping your new baby warm is very important, so making sure that you have total control over the temperature in your home is a real bonus. There’s quite a choice of smart thermostats on the market these days, allowing you to control the temperature of your whole house, specific zones or even individual rooms directly from your smartphone. If you’ve been out for a day trip, you can make sure the nursery is warm and toasty when baby gets home.
Worth a look: Nest

Philips Hue
Edit Link Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Philips Hue

Smart lighting

As with your heating, you can also control your lighting from anywhere using just your phone or tablet. With smart lighting around your home, you can create soft, night lighting pretty much anywhere, so it really doesn’t matter where your baby falls asleep. But specifically for the nursery it will allow you to control the lights remotely, so that you can switch from a dim nightlight to brighter illumination all from your phone. Coupled with an IP camera or video baby monitor, you’ll have the ultimate remote baby surveillance system!
Worth a look: Philips Hue

Vicks VH5000
Edit Link Remove
Add up to 3 more photos
Vicks VH5000

A humidifier

If your baby has trouble breathing during the night, the chances are it will wake up, and if it wakes up, you wake up. One way to help your baby breath more easily while it sleeps is to make sure that the air isn’t too dry in the nursery. A baby humidifier will ensure that there’s a degree of moisture in the room, which will help keep your baby’s airways clear, while also reducing the chance of skin irritations. There’s a dizzying array of humidifiers on the market, so you’ll undoubtedly find one to suit your budget and nursery decorations.
Worth a look:  Vicks VH5000

Have something to share, create your own guide... Write a guide
Explore more guides