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Tips for baby proofing your Bathroom

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The bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in your home. Many parents choose to block this room off except for bath and potty training time. Your child can drown in just an inch of water, so it is important to supervise your toddler at all times in this room. Here are some tips to get you started: The bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in your home. Many parents choose to block this room off except for bath and potty training time. Your child can drown in just an inch of water, so it is important to supervise your toddler at all times in this room. Here are some tips to get you started:
 

1. Pay special attention to decorative items. Pretty towels, decorative soaps, etc. are all fair game for your toddler. Even if they may not be tall enough now, they will be before you know it. Remove all items that could end up in your toddler’s mouth.


2. Toilet paper - Kiddos love to play with toilet paper. Turn your back for one second and the entire roll will be on the floor, and you will have quite a mess. Your child can then easily begin to eat the paper with disastrous results. Remove the toilet paper from the roll all together and keep it up high until your child is old enough to leave it alone or purchase a TP saver prevents the roll from unwinding



3. Cabinet - Cabinet locks/latches are a must for all drawers and doors in the bathroom. Move all medication and cleaning supplies to a higher shelf, and make sure they are under lock and key. When buying cabinet locks, look for one that will last for a few years. If you store cleaning chemicals in your bathroom you should be sure to use a magnetic tot lock as this is the highest degree of safety. Preferably you should keep chemicals under lock and key.

4. Toilet Lock - These come in a variety of different types.


5. Tub safety - Bath time should always be supervised! There are lots of fun items that can help improve the safety of the tub area. Move all toiletries and soaps up high, so your little one can’t reach them. Spout covers (in fun animal shapes) can help prevent bumped heads. Bath mats and non-slip surfaces are best for the tub. If you can find one, look for a bath mat with a heat indicator. It can tell you instantly if the water is too hot for your baby. Adjust your water heater to 120 ° degrees. This should be hot enough for the rest of the family, but safe for baby

 
 

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