The bathroom is one of the hazardous places wherein adults are prone to accidents just as toddlers. Childproofing your bathroom by securing things first before worst things can happen. Here are some tips on how you can do it.
- KEEP AN EYE
Toddlers are very prone to an accident if they are not supervised. You need to keep an eye on your kids especially when they are near the bathroom. This can be hazardous for them as any slipping, and other accidents might happen. Leaving your kids alone inside the bathroom is a risky move. It is best that everything you need inside is arm’s reach only.
Toddlers are in a stage of curiosity, and with that, everything they see must be touched. They are also prone to drowning so you should never leave any water in your bathtub.
Supervision is your number one tool to keep your kids safe. For toddlers, there must be someone who is always with them.
For school-age kids, teach them the do’s and don’ts inside the bathroom. Respect their privacy; do not leave the area at the same time. They are old enough for cleaning after themselves, but they still need your supervise in case of emergencies in the bathroom.
- ADJUST THE WATER TEMPERATURE
Set your water temperature to a greatest of 120℉ to prevent burning. It’s best if you test the water temperature first. Show your child the right way on how to turn on and off the faucet. You should also teach them to start the cold water first before using the hot tap.
- SECURE APPLIANCES
Always secure your electric appliances inside your bathroom. It is best to keep it inside a cabinet after use. Otherwise, transfer it to another room for safer usage. Unplug your hair dryers, razors, and other electronics hygiene for safety.
- SECURITY LOCK
Having a toddler at home is a fulfilling job. They ease our exhausting day from work. Other than that they also need special care and attention. To make everything secure in your bathroom, use locks that can be unlocked outside. This is to ensure safety in case if your child locks him/herself inside.
- SAFETY PRECAUTION
As parents or guardians, we need to ensure the safety of our kids. The floor in our tub can be slippery, and this is dangerous for our kids. Install a nonskid rug or bath mat on the floor.
For your medicine storage, keep it away from your kids as possible. This is to avoid any drug ingestion accidents, Better put your medicine in a place that is out of reach of your children. Store your shampoo, soap, toothpaste and many others into your toiletry storage that is hard to reach. Make sure to put a safety lock for your kids’ security.
Hopefully, these tips can make your bathroom safer for your kids — especially toddlers. At their young age, they cannot understand what is right from wrong, so you really need to supervise them as much as possible.
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