The bathroom is a dangerous place for little ones, especially new walkers who are very curious. Make your bathroom safer...
The bathroom is a dangerous place for little ones, especially new walkers who are very curious. Make your bathroom safer by focusing on some sneaky dangers. The garbage can - this may be an area you overlook, but all that junk that ends up in the bathroom garbage can poses a danger to your little one. SOLUTION: Put the garbage can under the sink, in the cupboard with a child safe lock so that your tot can't get to it. You can also get a can with a lid and place a child safe latch on this as well. The tub faucet - you may have turned down your hot water heater, but hot water it not the only tub danger. Kids are slippery and can fall quickly, hitting their head on the faucet. SOLUTION: You need to put a faucet cover on your faucet. Your bathroom stuff - Your razor, soaps, shampoos, and loofah on a string can all be dangers for your child. SOLUTION: Use an overhead bathroom organizer to store all your bathroom gear. The telephone - Your phone may not seem like a danger in the bathroom, but if it rings and you leave your child in the tub to go answer it, it's a deadly weapon. According to Safe Kids USA, "Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 1 to 14 AND more than half of drownings among infants (under age 1) occur in bathtubs." SOLUTION: Never ever leave your baby or toddler alone in the tub. Take your phone into the bathroom with you or let it ring. Your baby can drown in less than one inch of water and after being submerged for less than two minutes brain damage or death can occur. It's not worth the risk to take a call.

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