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Bathroom Safety for Toddlers

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

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a typical bathroom contains many hazards that can harm a toddler

 

 

Bathrooms contain many hazards that can harm a toddler - from hot water to sweet smelling soaps they may want to taste.  

Here's some advice for staying safe. 


Keep your toddler safe by keeping an eye on your child at all times and putting harmful medications and products out of sight and out of reach.

  • Always supervise your toddler in the bathtub. If you must leave the bathroom, even for a minute, take your toddler with you.
  • Use a non skid bathmat on the bottom of the bathtub or shower
  • Keep all medications, cosmetics, nail polish, mouthwash, hairspray, hair dye, and cleansers out of reach and locked up.
  • Put away hair dryers, electric razors, and curling irons after use.
  • Keep sharp objects like razors, scissors, and nail files out of reach and locked up.
  • Use a non skid bathmat on the bottom of the bathtub or shower.
  • If you soak cloth diapers in a diaper pail, always make sure it is covered with a tightly fitted lid and placed where your toddler can’t got to it.
  • Keep baby powder, talc, cornstarch, diaper pins, and other baby care objects well out of your toddler’s reach. 
  • Wipe up spills quickly. 

Bath Safety

  • Never leave your toddler alone in the bath.
  • Test the temperature of bathwater with your elbow. It should be warm, not hot.
  • Don’t let your toddler play with the hot water tap.
  • Teach your toddler to sit, not stand, in the bathtub.
  • Bath rings and bath seats are not recommended. They have been linked to childhood injuries and drowning.
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