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
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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