The importance of smoke detectors

Slightly off topic from bandana bibs, baby clothes and issues about breastfeeding but important.

I was reading (...again) about fires and other emergencies. We are often told to put smoke detectors in our houses and check them regularly, but I never really thought about it. But in the book The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley, she made the following point. Smoke is what kills in a house fire, and smoke rises, so by the time there is enough smoke to wake you, there is enough to kill. In fact her exact words which shocked me and why I am writing about this is that, you wake up, you stand up you take a breath and that is enough.

I know we are meant to be all nice and sweet and talk about nice baby things, but I did make me think about priorities and frankly this more important for you and you baby.

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