Safety First: The Bathroom
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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. 

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