Bathroom safety tips for children

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Mark Jardine
August 27, 2022
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Families with small children love to spend time in the bathroom. But their behavior can be unpredictable. Bathrooms can therefore be a dangerous place for them. Whether your child is learning the potty or splashing around, here are some tips for keeping them safe.

Never leave your child in the tub alone

The running water may cause the tub to overflow, endangering your child. Rather than allowing your focus to wander, make sure you never leave your child alone in the bathroom, especially if he knows how to operate the faucets. Prepare all of your supplies ahead of time, so you don't have to leave the child alone.

Organize the bathroom

Your child may play with potentially harmful objects in the bathroom. As a result, keep bath essentials in a basket. Keep toxic items locked away from your child's reach in a cabinet.

Get a scald guard

Keep the geyser temperature below 120 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid overheating the water. Install scald guards in faucets, as these monitor the water temperature and alert you if it is too hot for your child.

Remove any excess water

You may have mastered bathing your children in the bathtub, but the floor isn't as inviting once you're done, especially if your child enjoys splashing around. Slips, falls, and unexpected accidents are all caused by puddles of water on the floor. Before he gets out of the tub, mop up any remaining water and dry the floor.

Cover sharp edges

Sharp edges on steel water faucets make them dangerous. Your baby may also bump into things and hit his head on hard surfaces. In the bathtub, cushioned covers absorb shock and reduce injury.

Invest in high-rise cabinets and shelves

For your child, your shampoos and razor blades are like treasure hunts. After seeing the beautiful pictures and sleek designs, he might be tempted to try those out or drink your cleaning products. You don't want that, and the best way to avoid it is to store them on high wall shelves and cabinets out of his reach.

Pay attention at all times

Prevention is better than cure, and the best way to remember this is to keep a constant eye on things. Make sure the bathtub is free of choking hazards and teach your child to avoid gulping soapy water while bathing.

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