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
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
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.
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.