Changing a baby in the middle of the night can be interesting. You want to change them so they don’t wet through and wake up again later when they’re wet, yet you don’t want to turn on a bright light that makes the baby think it’s time to wake up and play. At the same time, however, the light has to be bright enough to see what you’re doing. Where is the fine balance? The Home Automation Store provides great cost-effective ways to make life easy.
Modules such as the X10 Appliance Module 3-Pin Grounded and the X10 Appliance Module 2-Pin Polarized give you the power to control any appliance remotely. By plugging a dim lamp into one of these modules, and then into an electrical outlet, you can use a remote control such as the X10 PalmPad Remote Control to turn on the lamp. Just think, that means you can turn on the lamp before you reach the room and light the path so you don’t trip over that baby swing on your way! One of the neatest things about this remote control is that is has the capability of dimming and brightening dimmable lights. This remote can be programmed to control up to 16 appliances.
The X10 Slimline Switch is another option for turning on that lamp. The Slimline Switch is a wireless light switch that can adhere to any surface. With the ability to control 3 different X10 products and a dimmer switch this too is a wonderful option for those early morning baby wake up calls. I can see adhering a switch like this on the wall beside the bed and clicking on the dim light (which can be dimmed or brightened from that very same remote) in the nursery before even stepping foot out of bed.
I don’t want you to think X10 Modules and X10 Remotes can only be used for lamps. They can be used with any appliance. Because each of these remotes controls multiple appliances, it would be possible to control the lamp, a radio to play soothing background noise, a fan and even more all from the side of your bed (or whatever fun place to decide to place the switch or carry the remote.)
It is wonderful to be a mother but with that responsibility often comes many wakeful nights. I don’t know about you, but when the baby wakes me, it’s all I can do to push out of bed. Any help I can get from the push of a simple button is more than welcome!