How to Keep Children Safe in the Bathroom

Its a given that most children love bath time. They love their toys, splashing and making mess. As much as this is always tremendous fun, the bathroom is also fraught with unseen danger. We have put together a few great tips to help you make sure the kids survive bath time.

For starters, never ever leave young children alone in the bathroom, especially in the bath.   Placing a non slip mat at the bottom of the bath is highly recommended. Purchase a bath thermometer from a reliable children’s store and always test the temperature of bath water using your wrist or elbow before bathing a child. Contact a plumber to adjust your geysers temperature to 55 0C. Install anti scalding devices. Keep the bathroom floor dry as far as possible and install rubber mats strategically over tiles. Always keep any and all electric appliances away from the bathtub, sinks and any sources of water. Keep medication, cleaning products and any other poisonous products locked away, safely out of the reach of the children, even those which proclaim to have child resistant packaging. Keep the toilet seat down when not in use and try to keep the bathroom door locked at all times.

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