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Childproofing Your Bathroom

Childproofing Your Bathroom

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Bathrooms are one of the most dangerous rooms for your child. The presence of water and slippery tiles can make it particularly dangerous for a toddler who has just started to walk. Here are some of the ways that can help you to childproof your bathroom:

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Children can drown easily in little water, hence make sure that you empty the bath tub or water buckets after using them.

Never leave your child alone in the bathroom and always keep the
bathroom locked when it is not in use.

Keep your bathroom floor dry to prevent your child from slipping in the bathroom. Place rubber mats or any kind of foot mats on the floor next to the bathroom door. To prevent slips, make your child to dry his or her feet after bath.

 

Teach your child to stay seated while bathing. Encourage him or her by providing bath toys or a bath seat.

 

Keep cleaning products such as shampoos, soaps, and medicines and other bathroom accessories such as shaving razors, blades, etc. in locked drawers.

Place a lid lock on the toilet to prevent your toddler from getting drowned in the toilet.

See to it that other family members such as grandparents and caretakers of your child follow the bathroom safety guidelines. Make sure that apart from childproofing your bathroom, your entire home and the kitchen is also childproofed.

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