Childproofing Check Up: Preparing Bathroom for Baby

When it comes to baby proofing your home, one area that often gets overlooked is the bathroom. With hard floors, slippery areas,  sharp edges, access to hot water and more, the bathroom can be a rather hazardous place for small children and babies. 


So, what can you do to make sure your bathroom is best prepared for your little one? Here are some tips for baby proofing your bathroom:


Install a toilet lock: Toddlers are curious by nature, and the toilet can be a fascinating object for them to explore. However, toilets are also quite dangerous, as babies can easily fall in and drown, not to mention all those germs!

Installing a toilet lock can prevent your child from opening the lid and getting themselves into trouble.


Use non-slip mats in tubs, showers and on floors: Bathroom floors can be slippery, especially when wet. Using non-slip mats can reduce the risk of your child slipping and falling, and make bathtime a better, brighter experience..


Keep medicines and cleaning products out of reach: Make sure all medications, cleaning products, and other hazardous items are stored up high and out of reach of children. Childproof locks should be used on all low cabinets and drawers.


Cover sharp edges: Sharp edges on counters, vanities, and other bathroom fixtures can pose an injury risk to babies and young children. Consider covering these edges with corner cushions or padding to prevent injuries.


By taking these simple steps, and always supervising your child, you can help ensure that the bathrooms in your home are safer for your little one. 


Remember, baby proofing is an ongoing process, so be sure to regularly check and update your safety measures as your child grows and develops.


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