Splish Splash I Was Taking a Bath

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Next to the kitchen the bathroom is one of the most utilized rooms in our home.  It can also be a common place for injuries for small children.  We know that small children should never be left alone in the bath, but here are some other bathroom safety tips to think about: 

Water temperature: To prevent scalding, adjust your water heater so the hottest temperature at the faucet is no more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48.9 degrees Celsius). Always test the water before your child gets in. When your child is old enough to turn the faucets, teach him to start the cold water before the hot.

Slips and falls: Install no-slip strips on the bottom of the bathtub. Put a cushioned cover over the water faucet so your child won’t be hurt if he bumps his head against it.

Medicine and toiletry storage: Keep all medicines in containers with safety caps. These caps are child-resistant, not childproof, so store all medicines and cosmetics high and out of reach in a locked cabinet.

Electric appliances: If you use electrical appliances in the bathroom, particularly hair dryers and razors, be sure to unplug them and store them in a cabinet with a safety lock when they aren’t in use.

Other helpful childproofing ideas can be found at: Home Water Hazards