It’s become synonymous with fall back/spring forward.
Check the batteries in your smoke alarm. (And your carbon monoxide detector!)
But something else that you may want to try is actually testing out your smoke alarm when your kids are sleeping. It’s hard to imagine being able to sleep through that piercing beeping, but tests have found that many kids do just that. (In a study at Dundee University in Scotland, a group of kids between the ages of 2-13, 80% of them didn’t wake up to the alarm.)
You can buy alarms that actually have a voice alert (rather than just the beep) and there are also alarms that have flashing strobe lights. This weekend, take the time to see which alarm is best for your family.
Big thanks to Danielle from Ottawa Fire Services for taking the time to talk to me about kids and fire alarms. Have a listen: