HKQ Kids

Bathroom Safety

For kids, as well as adults, few things are more comforting that a warm bath before bedtime. Adding a few toys and bubbles makes it even more attractive for kids. Make sure this area of your home is safe and secure to avoid any potential injuries in between bath times.

Generally, kids like to close doors. Make sure that any doors in your home, including the bathroom, can be unlocked from outside of the room just in case your child locks themselves in.

Make sure that when your kids enter the bathroom, you are supervising. Young children can drown in just a few inches of water. So NEVER leave your kids unattended in the bathtub, not even for a moment.

If the doorbell or the phone rings and you can’t ignore it, wrap your child in a towel and take them with you.

Have everything you need with you, and by your side such as towels, washcloths, soap, and shampoo.

Bath seats and rings do not prevent drowning. They are bath aids only.

Hard surfaces in your bathroom are an issue for slip and falls. Install no-slip strips in your tub, a cover over the faucet, and a lock on the toilet seat lid.

Adjust the water temperature on your water heater to no more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. When a child is old enough to adjust the water themselves, instruct them to adjust the cold before the hot.

Store all medicines and cosmetics in a hard-to-reach locked area. Make sure that medicines have safety caps. Keep common items such as soap, shampoos and toothpaste in a separate, secure area.

Keep razors, blowdryers, curling irons and any other electrical appliance in a locked area, or preferably outside of the bathroom.  Avoid storing disposable razors in the bathtub/shower area.

Make your bathroom a stress-free enjoyable area where you can wind down without worry.

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