Childproof your bathroom
There are so many ways to get into mischief in the smallest room.
- Never leave a child younger than 4 alone in the bath, even for a moment.
- Use a rubberised mat or non-skid rubber decorations for bathtubs.
- Install a toilet lock to keep the lid closed.
- Buy a nappy bucket with a tight lid, and place it out of reach.
- Always run the cold tap first and check the temperature before your toddler gets in - you need to be extra careful once your child is old enough to get in the bath without help.
- Test the temperature with your elbow – your hands quickly become accustomed to the water temperature and you won't get a true impression of how hot it is.
- Set the geyser to 50°C or lower – you’ll save electricity too.
- Store toilet cleaning materials, including the toilet brush, out of reach, and don't use detachable toilet fresheners or block cleaners inside the bowl.
- Keep all medicines out of reach of children and install child locks on the medicine cabinet.
- Buy products with childproof packaging.
- Remove the key from the toilet door in case your child locks herself in.
- Never keep electrical appliances in the bathroom.
- Make sure the shower door is made of safety glass.
- Store razors out of reach. Wrap used razors and discard in an outside dustbin
With these tips your little one should be just fine in their bathroom activities.