If you are expecting a child or if you are renovating your home to become more kid-friendly for your little ones, there are a few things you need to do to ensure your bathrooms are safe. The first thing you need to do is to make sure that all of the bathrooms in your home are designed to be child-friendly because even if you say they are not allowed in your bathroom, they may still find their way into it at some point to look for something or to use it if the other bathrooms are occupied.
Here are a few more steps you should take to ensure your bathrooms are child-friendly to keep everybody in your household safe and happy:
Have an easy-to-store step stool
If you can’t renovate your bathroom immediately, you should have a step stool that your children can use and easily put away to avoid a tripping hazard. They can use this stool to reach the sink to wash their hands or brush their teeth, or use it to reach the toilet without needing to jump or climb onto the seat.
Use anti-slip stickers in the bathtub
If your child is ready to take showers by themselves, then you should place anti-slip stickers in the bathtub to reduce the risk of slipping and falling. You can usually find fun and colour stickers at your local hardware store with your child’s favourite characters, so bring them along so they can choose which stickers they would like to use.
Limit the amount of glass in the bathroom
If you have a glass toothbrush holder, soap holder or any other glass product that can easily fall on the floor and break, switch them out for a plastic option. This ensures that if there is a spill, the piece won’t break or leave pieces of glass behind, as the bathroom is commonly a place where you walk around without footwear.
Make sure the water can’t get too hot
When a child goes to wash their hands or take a shower, they sometimes will forget to check the temperature of the water. This can cause a burn or injury, so make sure you set the taps to only reach a certain temperature. If you are unsure how to set the temperature of your faucets, contact your local plumber.
Have all your bath supplies ready
Before you give your child a bath, make sure you have everything you need before you draw the water. This includes soap, towels and toys because you shouldn’t leave your child in the tub by themselves, even for a few seconds.
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