Bathroom Safety for Children

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Bathroom Safety for Children
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Bathrooms are exciting places for toddlers and young children. All of that lovely water to splash and spill, all of those lovely bubbles, all of those lovely toys, yes, bathrooms are lovely for children, which is why you have to take special care to keep them safe. Children can drown very quickly, young skin can easily be scalded, bathroom lotions and potions are poison . . .

Follow these few simple rules to make sure that your children are kept safe and sound, at all times.

  • Keep the bathroom door safely closed when it’s not in use, and never leave your child unattended in the bathroom.
  • Never leave a youngster under 6 years alone in the tub, or in the bathroom if the tub has water in it.
  • Always make sure that the tub is empty before you leave the bathroom, just to be safe.
  • Never leave an older sibling in charge in the tub, it’s nice for them to bathe together but you need to stay with them at all times. Young children should not be in charge of each others safety, that’s down to you.
  • Use non-slip bath mats in the tub, and encourage them to sit down whilst they are in the bath.
  • Dry the childs feet and the floor thoroughly after a bath.
  • Your child should learn from an early age never to run in the bathroom – tell them often.
  • Pre-set your water heater to a temperature of less than 120 degrees F to prevent the danger of scalding.
  • Teach your child not to touch the spout just in case it’s hot. Sit the younger children at the other end of the tub, away from the faucets.
  • Make sure that any electrical items in the bathroom are unplugged and well out of reach of small hands.
  • Keep all cleaning products well out of reach, in a locked cabinet or in another room completely.
  • All medicines need to be well out of reach too, with child proof caps.
  • Fit your toilet lid with a lock to prevent curious toddlers from falling in.

 

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