Child Proofing in the Bathroom

Dear Parent Or Caregiver

The bathroom can be a very dangerous place for babies and young children. It might be the smallest room in your house but so many bad things can happen. You should never leave your baby in the bathtub alone. From 1990 to 2007 a total of 43,600 children under the age of 18 got injured during a bathtub related injury. Also, make sure that the water is not to hot. The baby could a burned from extremely hot water. It is important to feel the water before you put your child in. Supervision is the best way to prevent injuries. After using the bathroom make sure you put the toilet seat down and PLEASE make sure there is a lock on the toilet seat and on the outside of the door. Make sure all medication and sharp objects are in high cabinets where the baby can't reach or in locked cabinets. Babies are very curios so please make sure you prevent these things from happening!

Prevention


  • Installing a hook-and-eye lock on the outside of the door.
  • Keep toilet lid down.
  • Install a toilet lock so the baby will not lift the lid.
  • Make sure to put sharp objects in a locked cabinet or somewhere the baby can’t reach.
  • Put medication in a cabinet where the baby can not reach.
  • Make sure to unplug all electric things and keep them away from water.