Safety Tips



 
03Bathrooms

According to the National Safety Council an estimated 200,000 injuries occur annually in the bathroom. The bathroom is the site of such tragedies as electrocutions, burns, falls, cuts, drowning and poisonings.

When not in use, the bathroom door should be kept closed. Safety for Toddlers provides an overhead door lock, which is simple to use by an adult but keeps the door safely closed and inaccessible to a toddler. Also, we recommend safety latches available to keep your medicine cabinets safely inaccessible. We do recommend that any and all prescriptive medicines and narcotics be stored out of sight and reach. A safe-deposit-type box with a lock or combination that safely stores these items is available.

Scalding causes approximately 160 deaths every year. Most homes have their water thermostat set between 140 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Water at 156 degrees will cause third degree burns in one second. To prevent such foreseeable injuries, LOWER YOUR THERMOSTAT. Your hot water should never go beyond a maximum of 120-130 degrees.

Never combine water and electricity. While using your bathtub, keep all electrical appliances such as electrical razors, toothbrushes, hair blowers, curling irons, radios and especially electrical heaters unplugged and locked in a cabinet, away from the reach of children. Water and electricity are a fatal mix.

DROWNING - BATHTUBS AND TOILETS:

NEVER LEAVE A CHILD UNATTENDED. WRAP YOUR CHILD IN A TOWEL AND TAKE HIM WITH YOU IF YOU PLAN TO LEAVE THE BATHROOM - EVEN IF YOU PLAN TO LEAVE FOR LESS THAN ONE MINUTE.

TOILET:

A child can drown in just a few inches of water. And it only takes a sad few minutes. Even a toilet has been a death trap for a few unfortunate toddlers who have toppled head first into the bowl. Safety for Toddlers has available and recommends the use of a toilet lock.



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