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National Bath Safety Month

Posted by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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 The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports, on an average, 370 people of all ages suffer bathtub or shower-related injuries each day in the United States. Drowning is the leading cause for unintentional injury deaths of children age 4 and younger, and in children 14 and younger, drowning is second leading cause for unintentional injury fatalities.

Bathroom safety tips
Keep bathroom doors closed and secure toilet lids with lid locks.
Never leave small children alone around any container of water. This includes toilets, tubs, wading pools, spas, aquariums, and buckets.
Safeguard bathtubs and sinks used for bathing by using faucet covers and nonskid mats or decals.
Before bathing children, gather the soap, shampoo, toys, towel, diaper, clothing, and any other needed items you might need before running the bath water. Place these items so you can easily reach them.
After running bath water, check the water temperature before placing the child in the bath water.
Some people who are elderly may have less sensation in their hands and therefore may misjudge water temperature. If you have a loved one who is elderly, check the water temperature in their home to avoid scalding injuries.
Once your child is in the bath, don’t leave for any reason. Children can drown in just a small amount of water. They can easily topple into the tub or toilet. It only takes a few seconds for a drowning to happen.
If you must leave the room for the telephone or door, take the child with you after taking the child out of the water and wrapping him in a towel.
To avoid falls and slipping under the water, always keep one hand firmly around the child when bathing him and keep the child sitting.
For people who are elderly or have disabilities, consider installing grab bars on walls around the tub and beside the toilet and a portable, hand-held shower head. (Safety tips courtesy of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services)
by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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by Gold Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Greats tips! Tfs!

by Sandra on Jan. 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Thanks for sharing

by Platinum Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 11:01 PM

 thanks for sharing

by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 11:02 PM

We have a lock on he bathroom cabinet with the key far out of the kids reach (my husband has presription pain medication and we have young kids in the house, so we don't want accidents), we have toilet lid locks, the little kids aren't allowed unsupervised in the bathroom and are never left unsupervised around water, and we have a temperature lock so the water can't go above 100 and always check the water first. 

by Desiree on Jan. 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

 great info thanks

by Pam on Jan. 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

great tips..thanks!

by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 10:56 AM


by Gold Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Thanks, great tips!

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