Safety bathroom tips

Do you think it is safe at home? It is not sure. The bathroom is often the most dangerous room in a home. The combination of water, medications and electrical appliances make safety precautions in and around the bathroom essential for every family member. But with a little common sense, appropriate supervision, and a few pointers such as those below, you can make your bathroom much safer for your young children.

1.Bathroom Safety on the Floor:
Place a bath mat directly outside of the bath and shower. The bath mat should have a non-skid bottom so that you will have a safe place to put your feet when you exit the tub. Install another grab bar on the side of the shower or bathtub, as close to the bath mat as possible. This will allow for great support as you exit the bathing space. Try to keep the bathroom floor as clean and dry as possible to prevent slipping and falling.

You probably don't need to be told that toddlers like to explore and play with water. What you may not realize is that they are also rather top-heavy because their heads are much bigger in size relative to their bodies than adults'. This makes drowning in a toilet a real--and preventable--possibility. In addition to always keeping a watchful eye on your child when you know he's in the bathroom, consider installing toilet seat locks to keep him from opening the lid.

3.Electrical Appliances:
The electrical outlet in the bathroom should have a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). This is a tool that protects you from a dangerous shock when water and electricity come together. An electrician can install a GFCI for you.

4.Medicines:All medicines, cosmetics (make-up) and cleaning supplies should be locked in a cabinet.All your medicines and cleaning products should have child safety caps.

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