Bathroom Safety Tips for Children
Playing in the tub can be delightful fun for your little one, but the bathroom also holds many dangers for small children. Here are a few tips to help ensure the safety of your tot at tub time:
-Make sure your water heater is set to 120˚ F to help prevent burns.
-Never put your child in the tub while the water is still running. The water might seem like a good temperature, but it can change quickly.
-Use non-slip decals or a mat in the tub to prevent falls while getting in and out. You should also have a bath rug next to the tub for the same reason.
-Never leave your child unattended while in the bath. Turning your back for just a few seconds can result in tragedy.
-Rinse out all tub toys and let them air dry. Run them through the dishwasher once a week to help prevent harmful bacteria from growing on your child’s favorite rubber ducky.
–Put a lock on the outside of the bathroom door to keep your children out when you can’t be in there with them. Use toilet and cabinet locks as well, in case someone forgets to lock the bathroom door.
-Keep adult shampoos, soaps, and razors out of reach of little hands.
-Mop up spilled water immediately to avoid slips and falls.
Taking safety measures in your bathroom is the best way to guarantee your child has the most fun during bath time!