Safety First: The Bathroom
Want to keep your baby safe and sound no matter what? This is the most comprehensive guide around.
Like the kitchen, the bathroom can be full of nasty surprises. A young child can drown in just 5cm of water and get burnt in seconds, so toilets and bathtubs are major hazards. It is, however, a room that can be closed off- so do this when you can, as well as:
- Always place cold water in the bath first and test it before putting baby in.
- Never put an older child in charge of a younger child in a bath.
- Always empty the bath immediately after using it.
- Razor blades (toddlers love to mimic), scissors, and medicines should be kept out of reach and locked away, preferably in childproof containers.
- Cover nappy buckets with a secure lid.
- Turn the maximum temperature of your geyser down to a medium heat.
- Make sure that your shower door is made of safety glass.
- Take they key out of the bathroom door. Children notoriously manage to lock themselves in.
- Never use electrical equipment in the bathroom.