Last Updated on April 19, 2017

As a parent, there is probably nothing more important to you than the safety of your children. Chances are you have contemplated wrapping them in bubble wrap or refusing to let them out of your sight on more than one occasion. There are bound to be times when you will have to be away from them, however. When the time comes that you have to be away, keep your children safe with one of these five safety techniques.

Use a Baby Monitor

Whether you choose a simple baby monitor that only lets you hear when your baby is crying or a more complex monitor that lets you watch her sleep as well, a baby monitor allows you to go about your day around the house and in the yard while still keeping an eye on your sleeping angel.

Install Baby Gates

When the times comes that you need to use the bathroom by yourself or run to the other room to find the phone, make sure that your little one stays where he belongs by installing baby gates to the rooms he should not enter.

Request a Background Check

When it is time to go back to work, do not leave your children with just anyone. Request a background check from your potential sitters. This will give you an added peace of mind that your baby is in good hands.

Use a Nanny Cam

Just because someone passes a background check does not mean that they take great care of your child. Install a nanny cam in your home and see what kind of person your sitter is when you are not around. A good nanny cam lets you see if your sitter actually plays with your children or just sits on the phone all day.

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Install a Home Security System

Home security systems are a great way to protect your home from any dangers that might be lurking around outside. Plus, with home automation, you have the added peace of mind that comes with electronic door locks, window and door sensors, motion detectors and severe weather alerts. With Vivant’s remote monitoring app, you can make sure your child is safe no matter where you are.


While wrapping your children in bubble wrap from the neck down would make an adorable photo, there are much better ways to keep your children safe when you are not around. These five measures will keep your children safe from dangers both inside and outside your home, even when you cannot be around to protect them from every single danger yourself.