Health Tip: Kid-Proof Your Bathroom04/19/11
(HealthDay News) -- Kids can easily slip, fall or burn
themselves in bathrooms.
The American Academy of Pediatrics lists these suggestions to
make your bathroom safer:
- Never leave a young child alone in the bathtub.
- Place a non-slip mat or strips in the bottom of the tub, keep
the toilet lid closed and cover the bathtub faucet with a soft
- Adjust your hot water heater so that the water temperature
cannot exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit -- and remember to teach older
children to turn on cold water first, then hot.
- Make sure all medications have child-proof caps, and store them
-- along with other bathroom products such as soaps and cleaners --
out of a child's reach.
- Unplug and safely store any electrical appliances where
children cannot reach them.
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