In theme with our bathtub safety focus this month, in this blog, we’ll highlight some safety tips for bathing toddlers.
How to Keep Your Toddler Safe during Bath Time
Prepare the tub before bath time starts – Make sure that you have everything necessary for bath time before your child is in the tub so that you never have to be more than arm’s reach from your child once bath time begins. So, be sure that the soap, washcloths, bath toys and even drying towel are all by the tub before you even start to fill it up.
- Put away all possibly hazardous items – Do you have glass containers by the tub? Or do you keep things like hairdryers (or other electronics) near the tub? If so, make sure all of these items are put away – far from the tub – so that they won’t tempt your curious little one during bath time.
- Have your safety items ready – If your toddler is smaller in size or you simply feel better about using certain safety items during bath time, then have these ready before filling up the bath tub also. Such items can include (but may not be limited to) plastic tubs or seats for your little one or even a removable grip for him or her to hold onto.
- Test the waters – As you fill the bathtub, be sure that the temperature is just right for your little one. Also, never fill the tub higher than about waist high on your child (when (s)he would be sitting in the water).
- Get ready for bath time play – Now you are ready for a safe and fun bath time with your toddler! Stay engaged the entire time your child is in the tub, playing with him or her and not leaving the tub/bathroom until bath time is over (and the tub is completed drained).
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