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8 Tips for a Safer Bathroom
- You’ve heard it a million times, but never leave a child unattended in the bathtub.
- You’ll want a spout cover to prevent banging little heads in the bathtub and non-slip grip inside the tub or shower. Bathmats should also be skidproof.
- Turn down water heaters to 120 degrees or install a scald protector.
- Latch toilet covers. Keep toilet
lids down when not in use.
- Consider removing bathroom door locks so that children may never lock themselves inside.
- “Keep [medicines] in their original containers,” reminds the American Academy of Pediatrics, and “do not take medicine in front of small children,” as they tend to mimic adult behavior.
- Keep these dangerous items locked up and out of reach: razors, spare blades, hair dryers, sewing kits, other items with long cords or that may heat up like curling irons
or hot rollers, sharp nail scissors or any dangerous ingestibles (rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover, acne treatments, mouthwash, etc.).
- Do not leave any electrical appliances plugged in near water sources.