Bathroom Safety

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Aside from the kitchen, more injuries happen in the bathroom than any other room in your home. Some of these injuries are very serious, including brain injuries and death. Whether its to protect your young children, seniors, or anyone in between, there are precautions we can take that easily can prevent many serious injuries from happening.

Potential Dangers and Ways to Prevent Them

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Electrocution

Burns

  • Aquatopia Deluxe Safety Bath Thermometer Alarm, GreenSet your hot water tank between 100F and 120F (38C and 49C) to prevent burns from running hot water
  • Always turn cold taps on first
  • Install anti-scald devices on fixtures
  • Teach your child not to touch the bathroom spout, and seat the child away from it
  • Never put your child in the bathtub while the water is still running
  • Bathwater for babies and young children should be between 90 and 100F, a bit cooler than adults might prefer

Poisoning

Drowning

  • Never leave a child under six unattended in a bathroom if there is water in the bathtub
  • Remove bathroom door locks or install door lock guards on rooms used alone by small children – small children have drowned in toilets or as little as an inch of water
  • Keep shampoos, soaps and other liquids out of reach of small children
  • Place a lid lock on toilets in homes where toddlers have access to open bathrooms to prevent drowning or injury to little fingers
  • Make sure the tub is empty before you leave a bathroom

Sharp or Blunt Object Injuries

  • Skip Hop Bath Spout Cover, MobyBright light during the day (use the brightest bulbs possible in your fixtures) and a night light after dark will assist in avoiding falls against hard bathroom fixtures or injury due to unseen sharp objects
  • Always put the light on when using the bathroom
  • Keep sharp objects such as manicure or barber scissors in a case and out of the reach of children
  • Install a faucet cover over your bathtub fixtures to prevent a painful collision
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